Terror in Tel Aviv.
Daughter #3 called me up a few hours ago.
"Didn't you hear? A terror attack in Tel Aviv. I'm OK."
"Thanks for calling. I haven't been paying attention to the news."
She's very thoughtful, always lets us know that "Baruch Hashem, bli eyin haraa," she's ok.
Dozens aren't OK; they're hospitalized and at least eight are dead. And they say that for each victim, including injured and witnesses, another 8-10 people are affected. So this murderous terror attack really has well over 500 victims. And do you know what's on Israeli TV's Channel One? A spoofed and polished Shimon Peres and 119 other politicians being sworn in as Knesset Members. The show must go on, right?
Terror in Tel Aviv, ok, the "seamy side," not where the elite live and hang out. So do you think our experts in morality will be too concerned? As they shrink our tiny country do they really think that they can isolate the terror, so they won't be affected? Will the terrorists cooperate with Olmert, Peres and friends?
A few years ago there was a murderous (aren't they all?) terror attack in Petach Tikvah, and one of the victims complained that
"Petach Tikvah isn't supposed to be a terrorist target; Jerusalem and (sic) territories, yes, but not Petach Tikvah."Why do people think that they are immune?
Haven't they learned that terror can't be controlled nor legislated?
There is only one thing that should be done to terrorism and the terrorists, and that is to destroy them. They must be wiped out; they cannot be controlled any other way.
Unfortunately the Israeli public voted for Olmert The Tired. Pre-Soviet Russia had Ivan the Terrible and we have Olmert The Tired.