Friday, October 12, 2007


Let's finish off the week with a bang. Oh, I'm clever alright. You don't get it. A BANG. Tee hee. A play on words. But you don't get it. Gosh I'm terrific. And you're jealous cuz I'm so smart and handsome too.

I have my research staff working on a name for this week. From now on, every week gets a name. The working title has been Geopolitics Week, but that's pretty bland. Geocowardice Week is a bit on-the-nose, but it captures the intent. My marketing department will be launching a contest toward the end of this quarter, to encourage participation from the millions who read FP in awed silence. However much I assure them that they need not be intimidated by my brilliance, their reticence persists. It is understandable. I leave nothing left to say. It is the nature of perfection.

Today's installment takes us far back into the hoary recesses of primordial time, last year when Iran was bombing Israel every day. ... What, you don't remember that? No, you'd be too young. It was so very long ago. July and August of 2006. Forever ago. And it was only Jews. Hezbollah -- that is, Iran -- firing rockets every day and night into Israel from Lebanon. So here are four, yes, count them, FOUR masterpieces that I bestowed unto the world at that time. But a new generation has arisen since then, and wise old anchorite that I am, I've descended from my mountaintop once again to present these tablets of wisdom. Study them well, my children. Many profound mysteries will be revealed, to those who are worthy.

Just ignore the inconsistency of tone, here. I am an insecure antagonistic fool, and a hard-driving powerhouse executive, and a blessed sage. I am vast. I contain multitudes.



Hezbollah bombs Israel from Lebanon. What's a Jew to do?

Please do recall the two and a half months of unrelenting bombing of Belgrade. Something to do with clinton’s penis, as I recall. Judge for yourself if it was disproportionate -- the bombing I mean, not the penis. I have no opinion about the penis. clinton’s penis. I’m sure it’s an adequate penis, as penis’s go. But that’s not really the point, and I wish you’d stop harping on it. My point does have to do with proportionality, but really isn’t related to clinton’s penis at all. So drop it, will you? The subject, not the penis. Not that you need to actually drop his penis. Although considering it’s clinton you’re talking about perhaps you do need to drop it. That good old boy gets around, don’t he. Wasn't there something about that a few years ago, involving a little Jewess? See? clinton knew how to deal with the Jews. Anyway, the subject is distasteful. Well, perhaps that’s a poor choice of words, but it does finally bring us away from your weird obsession with clinton's penis and back to the real subject, of clinton and his bombs.

Samir Kuntar? One of the terrorists Hezbollah wants to trade the kidnapped -- kidnapped, not captured -- Israeli soldiers for. Samir Kuntar took a day trip into Israel from Lebanon one blue morning in 1979, and shot a father in the head in front of his four year old daughter, “so that his death would be the last sight she would ever see. Then," in the words of the mother, “he smashed my little girl's skull in against a rock with his rifle butt." Samir Kuntar -- hero of the struggle. What a Kuntar.

No, Israel is surely out of bounds. Bad! Israel, bad! Do not defend yourselves. The world will do it for you. The world is renowned for its various Jewish problem solutions. No example springs immediately to mind, but I’m sure if I did a google search, say, keywords, Jewish problem solution, I’d come of with some useful insights. ... Hmm, here’s a site that comes right up -- something called theamericannazipartydotorg ... why, here are lots of ideas about how to help the Jews out of their current dilemma. See? Jews? You don’t need to invade Lebanon and kill Hezbollahns. France, Russia and Germany will provide many volunteers to deal with you.

UN um peace-keepers slash by-standers must provide an invaluable service, if they were deployed to Lebanon in even greater numbers. They’d, uh, be a boon for the local economy, spending all those Euros in frequenting discos and bistros and cinemas. Their pretty blue helmets would add a much needed flair to the fashion landscape -- masks clash so dreadfully with almost all headwear. They would provide an example of good posture to the local children. And the unerring moral sense behind the entire UN enterprise could only serve to elevate the debate to a higher plain. It wouldn’t be so awfully rabbinical.

So, as for “proportionality” regarding current events in Lebanon and Israel, we’ve discussed clinton’s penis, and Kuntar. Seems pretty proportional to me -- both sides of the issue. And that’s all the proportionality this discussion merits. Unless there’s some sort of confusion of terms going on, and by disproportional one means an eye for an eye. Kill the killers. They invade your homeland for several decades with impunity, you finally invade their rat holes and do what you can to dissuade their homicidal enthusiasms. But there’s something so distressingly masculine, in unapologetic self-defense. There’s something so biblical in the idea. It’s disquieting.

Let’s start talking about clinton’s penis again. Because those months of dropping long cylindrical bombs were proportionate, ever so much, and the world agrees with me in this. At last, we’ve learned to stop worrying and love the bombs when they drop from the north only. Dropping dropping dropping. Everything seems so phallic today. I’m so confused. I don't know who I am anymore. I keep having these dreams.



Fifteen hundred rocket attacks on Israel by Hezbollah. I beg you to consider this. Suppose it had happened all over a single night. A massive bombardment like the spiteful judgment of a hateful god set to overturn a nation from dusk to dawn. Clearly, clearly such a blatant attack is nothing but an act of all out war. Full scale, no restraint. Please now reframe the issue, very slightly. Instead of overnight, imagine this hail of death occurring over a week. A season. Several years. A few decades. Now please tell me what the real difference is. Please tell me.

Diffused horror is still horror. A hundred thousand cries of anguish sounding in a single hour, or in the span of a young life cut short -- what, pray, is the difference? Are fewer people killed and maimed and bereft? Is the cost of rebuilding, or the cost of burials, less? If the enemy elects to kill on a timeline short or long, are we to form different opinions of his malice, by this?

Sewers are meant to handle feces -- they sweep it away. But too much feces and it backs up and floods the house. Is the point that a little murder is okay, but too much is not? No. We're talking about feces, but not about sewers. We're talking about ice cream. A little feces in your ice cream is not acceptable, in any amount. A little terrorism, a little murder, is not acceptable, in any amount. Period.

And Israel at long last stirs itself from its torpor and dismay to turn in muted fury on its tormentor. Muted, notice. Leaflets dropped from the skies. Flee, this ground is not safe! And villagers -- I do not say innocent villagers, since they harbor the monster rather than beat it to death or at least drive it from their midst -- the villagers, I say, given fair warning know to turn to the north and seek some haven. As do, of course, the terrorists. This is what Israel does. It warns its enemy, that the -- well, not innocent, but the non-combatants might preserve themselves. And the cost of this humanity, of which Israel cannot, God bless her, shed itself, is that her own young men are set upon by dug-in scum. Ambush. A fair enough tactic, in war. But they have been warned to flee. The Jews become Abraham, laying out their own children in obedience to the morality their faith has taught them. The message becomes, Flee, or prepare to lay in wait to kill our sons. What morality has Allah taught the terrorists? Well, we speak of different gods, don't we.

Imagine the glee the enemy feels. From behind a shield of civilians they fire their random shrapnel-bin-laden rockets. Dead Jews are a victory, and dead Lebanese are a victory as well. Even dead terrorists are a victory. They're so brave, you see, and so heroic. The Jews are so brutal and unfeeling. Why, are they even really human? Such is the reasoning of the psychopath, or rather the sociopath. We're dealing with insanity here.

The analogy isn't one of gangs infesting the streets, and the neighborhood simply tolerating them. Indeed, this is what the villagers have done -- tolerated the monsters. After all, it is not the Lebanese who are the victims. Not being the victim is very tolerable. No, the analogy is of gangs infesting the streets, and the police doing nothing. Lebanon has a government, you see, which has not been clearing out the garbage, and has not been enforcing the law. The deaths of each and every civilian is on the heads not of the Israelis who are finally defending themselves, but on the officials placed in power by the villagers. If somebody has climbed my bell tower and is killing pedestrians with a high-power rifle, the first few deaths are not on me. But when I learn of it, and don't call in the police -- well then.

If Lebanon is not competent to maintain order within its borders, or to prevent those within its borders from waging war on a neighboring country, it had only to request aid from the outside world. It failed to do this, in an example of grossest negligence. I guess they didn't mind all those rockets, as long as they were landing outside of the country. More dead Jews. Tsk tsk. Such a shame. If only there were something we could do but there just isn't that's all. It's out of our power. Hezbollah runs the south and that's all there is to it. No. Every dead civilian, Israeli or Lebanese, is on the heads of the feckless pols in Beirut who stood idle while Hezbollah ran wild.

"Droppings" had a few words about proportionality. Sometimes I lapse into the incomprehensibly bizarre. Well, that's just me. But Israel could bomb Lebanon into a second Dead Sea, and it wouldn't be disproportionate. The world would understand my point, if these 1500 rockets had fallen in a single night. The world would be shocked and aghast. Yes, even the world would be, though the victim be Jews. And to such a mighty and fierce and unprovoked a sneak attack, a full-out war of retaliation would be totally understandable. We may not remember the Maine, but we remember Pearl Harbor. And the outcome of that little affair was the burning of Tokyo and a metamorphosis of a few other Japanese cities into ashes and glass. Churchill responded to the Blitz by firebombing Dresden and Hamburg as if they'd been overwhelmed by an upswelling of primal magma. Proportional?

No. It shouldn't have taken so long.

But that's the problem, isn't it. The paradox of timelines. If atrocities happen over a long enough period, they do not add up to their sum. They are so much less. I refuse to accept this. Cycle of violence? That implies some degree of symmetry. So far the image has been so elliptical it's almost parabolic. With Israel, of course, inevitably, at the bottom of the feces funnel. I do not care if Israel strikes immediately in anger, or after a time, with deliberation. I care only that an appropriate and effective response is made. The only appropriate response to genocidal monsters is to kill them back.

I hope to God that's comprehensible.


Threat Assessment

Some of you will remember it. 1983. Lebanon. 241 dead marines. 241 dead marines. All at once. 241. Remember? Or at least did you learn it in school? Do me a favor, eh? Count to 241.


Done? Took a while, didn't it. Bigger number than it sounds, right? That's a lot of death. Now, who is it that killed these 241 marines? The name should be on the tip of your tongue. Yes. Hezbollah. Hezbollah. Iran-backed, Syrian-backed Hezbollah. Responsible for the deaths of 241 men enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. 241. Should I be sarcastic about it? Is there some cheap shot I can take? It’s only 8% of the number that died on 9/11? It’s comparable to the number who die each year from misadventure by coconuts?

Well, they are long since dead, these 23 years, as is Reagan, who fled Lebanon because of this massacre. Dead, dead, all dead. Oh -- there is one party still active. Hezbollah. Living in Lebanon unmolested for this quarter of a century, this generation. The children and grandchildren of that first cohort now fill the ranks of Hezbollah. It’s a culture. And all cultures are equal. Who are we to judge. […] That was me being vulgar. The particular issue before us is beyond vulgarity. It is a solemn matter, that there should have passed a generation during which our dead marines molder in their graves while Hezbollah grows in strength and passes from one victory to another. Victory: dead Jews, or, secondarily, dead anyone else. It is a matter for gravest consideration.

Hezbollah, and Hamas, and the Mahdi Army of Sadr -- it’s an infestation. It’s a plague. And Syria. And Iran. Shall we consider this as if it were a grave threat? How many people die each year from terrorist attacks? Has anyone done that research? Because I’m sure the number isn’t zero. If we add up all the annual human deaths by sharks and bats and rats and scorpions and bears and tigers and deadly snakes and venomous spiders and jelly fish and Africanized honey bees, I fully expect that it will be significantly less than those by terrorism, broadly defined. It’s a plague. It’s an infestation. Has anyone done the research as to how to eradicate small pox, or Ebola, or malaria? I’m sure there must be a way of saving human lives, if only we could figure out how to eliminate the vermin.

Or maybe terrorism is an urban legend. After all, you haven’t been killed by terrorists. That would explain why it’s mostly all talk, and so little real commitment. Now the Manhattan Project, that was a commitment. World War Two -- that was a commitment. I’d take a cheap victory, if anyone was offering it. No one is. Victory is going to be expensive. It always has been, as a certain generation of Americans could remind us. But that generation, unlike Hezbollah, is past and passing. Today’s Hitler reads a Koran and prays facing east. Is there no lesson then that we might learn, from history or from epidemiology, as to how to deal with deadly, vicious, inhuman threats?

I’m so frustrated -- it’s on the tip of my tongue, the answer. Something to do with hunting every single one of them down and killing them. And their parents. And burning down the village they grew up in. Something like that. Something about making a real effort. Something about pulling out all the stops. Something about taking this war seriously. Maybe, say, not simply observing Israel’s war with Hezbollah -- as if a country could wage a war against a non-country -- but actually contributing to it, by sending troops to southern Lebanon as we sent them to, oh, say, Germany.

Well, maybe the answer will come to me in a dream.

Oh. It seems that nobody dies from coconuts falling on their heads. It’s a non-urban legend. Just like it’s a myth that all cultures are equal. Just like the Holocaust was a myth. Well, there’s some controversy over that one. But can one point three billion Moslems be wrong? What seems wrong to me is that Hezbollah should still exist, after the massacre of 241 marines. Maybe that's a myth too. Maybe the idea of self-defense is a myth. Maybe somebody should do some research, to establish the truth in matters such as these. If it's important, that is. Maybe it's not. Who can say. Do any of us really have the right to judge?

Sleep well.


"What if they gave a war..."

...and nobody came? We have the answer now, these four decades after that ever-so-deep and really-not-immature-at-all question was first posed. What happens when they give a war and nobody comes, is that the side that gave it takes over, and the ones who don't come get exterminated or enslaved. Surprise!

What if Hitler gave a World War Two, and nobody came? Asked and answered.

I’m not actually sure who gave this present war, Israel or Hezbollah -- maybe they gave it together. But nobody’s coming. Nobody else. What do you call a party where only two people show up? A date? What, did the invitations not get sent? Were they lost in the mail? Cuz there wasn’t any RSVP, and dats a faq, Jacques.

UN Resolution # 1701498 4)03+94“9$ %03 03-2-4@5867*65759 024uv., 3w643jn;l kj43 09u!)xh 0u c08%9*u 80vgf09j j 2, which arranges or orders or suggests or masturbatorily fantasizes a cease fire, and incidentally condemns Israel as a fascist aggressor criminal rogue nazi zionist entity state nation of Jukikes, doesn’t seem to have the courage of its conviction. Fifteen thousand UN pornography watchers I mean peace keepers is too high a number, apparently. Are there even 15000 people in the whole world? Cuz I’m pretty sure France was going to provide some thousands of troops, now down to several hundred, which number will eventually and inevitably resolve itself to a one-eyed pastry chef and two usherettes from EuroDisney. One of them will have a nasty yeast infection, and I don’t mean the chef.

My point? Well, I’m very depressed lately, and that breeds pessimism. But from the dank dark haze of my oppression I attempt at least some clarity of thought, and it seems to be this. You don’t get to vote, unless you’re willing to back it up with action. The UN has voted, and now will do nothing. Alas, it shouldn’t be some sports bar where loudmouth drunks holler their opinions and then forget what they just said so they stuff themselves with pork rinds … or should I say flambéed Crêpes Soufflées à l’Orange. To purport to direct the grand course of human events, and to imagine that by mere dicta all will be well, well, this is what anthropologists call word magic, a superstitious belief of primitive people -- people who are, evolutionarily speaking, hardly human at all -- mere primates, say australopithecines or at best homo habilis. Hmm -- how'd we get back in this damn sports bar?

What if they gave a vote and nobody meant what they said? All the ayes it seems are actually neighs, brays from whinnying jackasses pretending to be Houyhnhmns. This is inconsequential, given that it is the UN we’re talking about. We know what “un-” means: a prefix of negation or abnegation. What is of consequence is that Israel, by most accounts, has lost the war to which nobody is coming. And that’s just too bad, because it’s not like Israel couldn’t see it coming. It wasn’t a blind date. Well, Hezbollah certainly wasn’t blind. HeSSbollah has had its eye on its goal for thirty years and more. I do seem to recall some biblical verse about Israel being made blind for a time. I always took it as referring to blindness about Jesus. Hezbollah isn’t Jesus, is it? Maybe something to do with the Hidden Imam, but not Jesus. Oh, it’s all so complicated.

Any final thoughts, Jack? Well, yes, I suppose I have one. What is it? Well, it’s that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed pastry chef is king. Meaningless? You might very well think so. I couldn’t possibly comment. Oh alright, I'll comment. Who was the pastry chef? In a world where hardly anyone stands up for integrity, the loudest loudmouth runs things, per dicta. Yeah. The UN and its UNpeace-keepers.

What if they gave a peace, and nobody came? Asked and answered.


You get the point. I have a problem with sneak attacks. I suppose sometimes they're necessary. I have a problem with hypocrisy. Sometimes it's expedient. I have a problem with a failure to respond to deadly threats. I can't think of any time that's okay.



Anonymous said...

Concerning Samir Kuntar:

Samir Kuntar, Israel's longest held Lebanese prisoner who has been incarcerated in Israeli jail for the past 30 years. In fact the Hezbollah operation last year in which 2 Israeli soldiers were kidnapped, which sparked the 34 day long war, was meant to use the 2 soldiers as bargaining chips in order to force Israel to release Samir Kuntar.


(Samir Kuntar; also spelled: Sameer Kuntar, Kantar, Qantar, Kintar, Quntar, Qintar, Cantar)

Courtesy of:

Samir Kuntar
سمير القنطار‎

On July 12, 2006 Lebanese Hezbollah militants crossed the border with Israel in an operation dubbed "Operation Truthful Promise," which was aimed at nabbing Israeli soldiers in exchange for Lebanese prisoners. Hezbollah succeeded in the operation and successfully took hostage two Israeli soldiers, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. During the operation, eight Israeli soldiers were killed. This ignited the sequence of events which led to the Israel/Lebanon summer war.

The story goes further back than July of 2006. It really began in April 1979! On Sabbath day, April 22, 1979, Danny and Smadar Haran met up with a monster named Samir Kuntar.

Danny and Smadar were a loving Israeli couple. They had everything they could ever hope for... love, marriage and two precious daughters, Einat, 4 and Yael, 2. That day Smadar was home anticipating Danny's return from work and preparing for the Sabbath. She had just picked up their two toddlers from day care. Danny, on the other hand, was looking forward to nothing more than getting home and spending time with his wife and his two young daughters.

Traditionally, the Sabbath is the most special day of the week, the day the family gets to spend time together and celebrate their bond to Judaism. It was especially important for Danny who, as a young father, had to work extra hard in order to provide for his wife and young children. Little did Smadar know that this would be the last Sabbath she would celebrate with her family because of a man named Samir Kuntar. Around midnight the nightmare began!

Who is Samir Kuntar?

Samir Kuntar is one of three Lebanese prisoners still serving time in Israeli jails. Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze born on July 20, 1962 in the Lebanese mountain village of Aabey currently holds the dubious distinction of being the longest held Lebanese prisoner in Israeli jails! He was a member of Abu Abbas' notorious PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) which committed despicable acts of terror against Israeli, Jewish, and American targets worldwide throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Kuntar was convicted and sentenced to a 534 years prison sentence by the state of Israel. Israel even almost tried to pass a bill to have him executed! What did he do? What was his crime?

The Nasser Operation

The crime he committed was the most horrific crime ever committed on Israeli soil! On April 22, 1979 Samir Kuntar along with a gang of three other PLF terrorists (Abed Majeed Asslan, Ahmed Al-Abras, and Mhanna Salim Al- Muyaed) departed from the southern Lebanese seashore city of Tyre on a 55-horsepowered rubber motor boat. Their destination was the Israeli coastal city of Naharyia, about 10 km south of the Lebanese border, the target of their operation was a residential apartment building. This operation was dubbed "Nasser Operation" and its aim was the killing and terrorizing of Israel's Jewish civilians.

The terrorists made landfall in the Israeli coastal city of Naharyia at around midnight, undetected under the cover of darkness. As they made their way along the shore, they were intercepted by an Israeli police officer whom they shot dead. In Naharya the terrorists broke into a building as other Israeli police officers arrived on the scene. The terrorists then broke into Danny and Smadar Haran's apartment, fired their weapons and threw grenades. Smadar managed to find a crawl space into which she, her younger daughter, 2 year old Yael, and a neighbor all hid. To prevent Yael from crying and giving away their hiding place, Smadar covered the child's mouth with her hand.

According to Smadar "They held Danny and Einat while they searched for me and Yael, knowing there were more people in the apartment. I will never forget the joy and the hatred in their voices as they swaggered about hunting for us, firing their guns and throwing grenades. I knew that if Yael cried out, the terrorists would toss a grenade into the crawl space and we would be killed. So I kept my hand over her mouth, hoping she could breathe. As I lay there, I remembered my mother telling me how she had hidden from the Nazis during the Holocaust. 'This is just like what happened to my mother,' I thought."

Sadly, Smadar's attempt to muffle her daughter's whimpering proved fatal. Yael was accidentally suffocated and died within the hiding space.

According to Smadar Haran, her last memories of Danny and Einat, that day, were when they were being led away at gun point by Kuntar. She could hear from her closet space Danny telling Einat, "Don't be scared, my baby, it will be alright" and Einat replied to him in her little voice, "Dad, where is Mommy? I want Mommy." Smadar's last memory of her 2-year-old daughter, Yael, was when her little daughter was taken to the apartment hiding space. Right before Yael had her mouth covered by her mother, she asked her mother "Where is my little pacifier." There was no time to search for the pacifier. Minutes later Smadar covered Yael's mouth to keep her from revealing the hiding space. Smadar soon felt her daughter's tiny tongue licks and lip sucking on the palm of her hand. She didn't know what to make of it at first but hours later was told by doctors and paramedics that the reason Yael was licking her palm while she covered her mouth was because she was gasping for air.

After taking Danny and four-year old Einat hostage, Kuntar and his group took them down to the beach. Samir Kuntar quickly shot Danny in the back and then drowned him in the Mediterranean Sea to ensure his death. While Kuntar drowned Danny, he forced terrified Einat to watch and cry. According to eyewitnesses, "Danny was murdered in front of Einat so that his death would be the last sight she would ever see." Little Einat would not have that horrible memory in her head for long. Kuntar, the brave Lebanese freedom fighter, crushed Einat's skull over and over upon the rocks with the butt of his rifle until she was dead.

During the ensuing shootout between Kuntar's terror group and Israeli police, two policeman were killed along with two of the Arab terrorists. Kuntar and the fourth participant, Ahmed Al-Abrass, were captured. Ahmed Al-Abrass was later free by the Israeli authorities in the infamous May 1985 Ahmed Jibril prisoner exchange deal in which 1,150 Arab prisoners (some of whom had blood on their hands) were exchanged for three Israeli soldiers. Kuntar was not included in the deal.

The Israeli government determined at first to make a decision to execute Kuntar, for his horrific crime, especially for the fact that he tortured and beat to death the 4-year old toddler. Israeli Prime Minister at that time, Menachem Beagin , proposed a draft resolution to the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in the Israeli Keenest on April 24, 1979. He demanded to eliminate a previous resolution stipulated by the Israeli cabinet, which said no execution should be implemented against terrorists as the international law prohibits it. The Israeli Foreign Minister Izer Weizman and Transportation Minister Hayeem Landau supported Beagin’s draft resolution. Abraham Sharer, who was the head of the Likude parliamentary bloc also, called for Kuntar’s execution. Isaac Shamir issued a statement on April 25, 1979 also calling for his execution.

The Israelis tried to implement the execution sentence on Samir Kuntar and the whole parliament agreed on them. The only dilemma they were having was the Israeli law that doesn’t allow execution except for the Nazis of the World War II and to those found guilty of betrayal to their country. Furthermore, they did not want the international community on their backs; also, they wanted to improve their relationship with Egypt after the peace process. As a consequence, the Israeli central court in Haifa sentenced Kuntar to 5 life sentences plus 47 years to come up with the total of 542 years. During the trial, Kuntar was waving victory signs, and called himself a hero.

Samir Kuntar has confessed proudly to his murder of the little girl and never once showed one ounce of remorse for his crime. Even while serving his prison term, he has bragged repeatedly during interviews about how proud he was for murdering the 4-year-old Israeli child. While in prison Kuntar got married and even receives conjugal visits.

Several months later, the PLF seized the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship, and demanded that Israel release Kuntar along with a list of 50 other Palestinian prisoners. Ironically out of the 50 Arab Palestinian prisoners that were demanded, Kuntar was the ONLY one that was "actually" named on that list. The hijackers killed a wheelchair-bound American Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, and threw him overboard into the Mediterranean Sea. Kuntar was not released, but his supporters would not give up. In 2004 Israel release ALL Lebanese prisoners except for Kuntar and two other Lebanese (Nissim Nasser and Yehya Sakaf). In fact Kuntar, as well, was almost released by Israel during that infamous Israel Hezbollah Prisoner Exchange of 2004, BUT in the last second Hezbollah violated the agreement and Kuntar remained behind bars! Read to learn ‘WHY’ Hezbollah violated the agreement!

War: July 12, 2006

On July 12, 2006 per orders of Hezbollah leader, Sheik Hasssan Nasrallah, Hezbollah terrorists crossed the northern Israeli border. They attacked two Israeli military vehicles with anti tank missiles, killed four soldiers, kidnapped two others and demanded the immediate unconditional release of Samir Kuntar in exchange for the two abducted soldiers. Hezbollah originally named this operation "Operation Freedom for Samir Al-Kuntar," but on the days leading up to the July 12 attack it was shortened to "Operation Truthful Promise." The latter referred to the "true promise" Nasrallah had made to the Kuntar family that the cross-border kidnapping of IDF soldiers to force the release of Samir Kuntar.
In subsequent interviews on Al-Manar TV station Dr Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh, the Lebanese Minster of Health, congratulated Hezbollah for "its great actions" and said that "Lebanon has the right to regain its prisoners and liberate them." Ali Ammar, an Hezbollah member of the Lebanese Parliament, stated his opinion that "particularly at this basic stage in the history of the homeland and the nation, this government should have expressed solidarity with its people and let Samir Quntar feel that he is a Lebanese par excellence." After the kidnapping, Samir Kuntar’s brother, Bassam Kuntar, said "I kiss the hands and foreheads of the warriors who executed the kidnap. I imagine Samir at the moment, with happiness raising his spirits and those of his friends," he said.

As expected, the Israeli government was not interested in negotiating with terrorists. They sent a small number of troops into southern Lebanon in an attempt to quickly find and free their two soldiers. Soon Hezbollah began shelling Israel's northern communities with Katuysha rockets in an attempt to kill as many innocent men, women and children as possible and to pressure the Israeli government to take the prisoner exchange demand. Israel had no choice but to escalate their response. Both Hezbollah, their supporters and Lebanon's civil infrastructure all suffered the consequences. Even though Israel defeated Hezbollah during this war, it still didn't manage to get its soldiers back.

During the fighting Israel captured a Hezbollah terrorist by the name of Ali Hassan Saliman. According to Saliman, in the interviews/interrogations following his capture, he said that “the main objective of Hezbollah's corss-border kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers was to secure the release of Samir Kuntar.” Also, that “Nasrallah had made a promise to the Kuntar family that Samir would be released. The Hezbollah operation was first and foremost aimed at releasing Kuntar. Everything else was secondary.”

Israel's track record of going against it's previous policy of not releasing Arab prisoners with blood on their hands in exchange for IDF soldiers has come home to roost. Arab terrorist groups have been encouraged to kidnap Israelis in the hope (and often the expectation) that these soldiers will become bargaining chips for the release of Arab prisoners. This softening of Israel's formerly strict policy of never negotiating with terrorists has merely added fuel to the fire. Israeli soldiers are supposed to protect the children of Israel, not to facilitate the release of child murderers, such as the monster, Samir Kuntar.

Neither Israelis individually nor their military intentionally targets children or any non-combatant, for that matter. When children die, it is nearly always because they are caught in the crossfire or when they are "set up" by their fellow Arab-terrorists to score propaganda points. But NEVER would manner of the killing be so pre-planned nor would the act itself be so glorified, such as that as Samir Kuntar.

Smadar Haran has since remarried and is raising a new family. She hopes that Samir Kuntar will stay behind bars until his dying day. "I don't believe that the terrorist will be released now, and I don't believe that the Israeli government will accept this request, after it promised not to release terrorists with blood on their hands."

We at concur with Smadar Haran. We will do whatever we can to see that Samir Kuntar rots in Israeli prisons. We would also urge the Israeli government and courts to reverse the long-standing policy of not allowing for the administration of the death sentence. After all, Samir Kuntar and other Samir Kuntars like him never thought twice about administrating the death sentence to little Einat Haran and other Einat Harans just like her!


Kuntar was not the reason Israel chose to go to war with Lebanon but he was the reason Hezbollah kidnapped the two soldiers which set the war process in motion.


Neither Israel nor Hezbollah doubt that Kuntar murdered Danny and Einat Haran. The only difference is that Israel sees him as the cold-blooded murderer he is. Hezbollah and their supporters glorify him as a freedom fighter and hero!

There is another point worth mentioning. Hezbollah has never claimed that Kuntar was innocent or that he may have been framed. They only demand his release as if he were being held unlawfully and that Israel had no right to imprison him. Once again it's all about Israel never doing any right and Arabs incapable of doing any wrong!


After drowning Danny in the sea in front of little Einat, Kuntar, the brave Lebanese freedom fighter, then turned his attention towards the frightened little 4-year old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the little toddler's head, knocking her to the ground. As little Einat was knocked to the ground, she was screaming and crying hysterically "mommy daddy help me," while thrashing her little legs around in the sand. But unfortunately Einat was alone, and no one was there to save her. Kuntar then dragged the little toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find, this was while she was begging him not to hurt her. Kuntar, then laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her little arms, Kuntar struggled with the little toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way so that he could aim for the head, and then he proceeded on beating her over and over with the butt of his rifle until blood rushed out of her ears and her little cries faded away as she was knocked into unconsciousness. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued on beating her over the head, as hard as he could, several more times until her skull was crushed and she was dead.

SHORT NOTE: The way Kuntar killed little Einat is reminiscent to the way the Nazis used to kill Jewish babies during the Holocaust, by crushing their little heads with their boots or with the butts of their rifles!


Israel moots Kuntar prisoner swap
(AL-JAZEERA 9/17/2006)
Free the monster Samir Kuntar
(Haaretz article 09/04/2006)
Plot to free terrorist (Kuntar) may have led to fight
(Washington Times 8/8/2006)
Nasrallah says no deal without Samir
(9/12/2006 BBC article "Nasrallah Demands Militant Free")
"Hizballah Wants Israel to Free Child-Killer"
(Cybercast News Service, 7/18/2006)
More than 25 years later, militant still atop Hezbollah's list for swap
(Seattle Times 8/16/2006)
Why Hezbollah Attacked Israel
(Mens News Daily 8/09/2006)
Samir Kuntar to be released very soon
The Jerusalem Post 1/6/2007

Jack H said...

This is one of those comments that just slipped through. It's long, isn't it. And cut-and-paste. Make of it what you will. I'll leave it.