Many times I've been told that "being right isn't everything." Well, it certainly doesn't pay the grocer, that's for sure.
For months and months I've been blogging, ranting, about how the Israeli Government has no plans to eradicate, destroy terrorism. They use terms like "reduce" and "diminish." Some people have replied, commenting that it's impossible to destroy terrorism. Well it sure is if you don't have that as your main goal.
What do they think we should do? Build a missile-proof bubble over all Israeli population centers?
How many times do I have to mention the old joke about G-d announcing a new flood and the Israeli (or Jew's) reaction is: "We have two months to learn how to live under water!"
As the experts say, good comedy is closely tied to reality. But it's no joke for us in Israel. At least it's no joke for those of us who refuse to put on those "rose-tinted glasses."
This is an extension of my complaint about the signs in Yad Veshem which say that the Jews "perished" in Nazi Germany. They ignore the "m" word. Instead of hammering away with the true fact that man murdered man, the picture is of a natural disaster, like everyone perished in the flood except Noah and his family. Or twelve skiers perished in the unexpected avalanche.
So now, Avi Dichter, former Director of Shabak, Israel's Secret Service, and present Internal Security Minister, is saying:
"There was never a case where the government ordered the IDF to present a plan for the end or decrease of Qassams fired from Gaza to Israel."
"Therefore, the IDF didn't present such a plan to the cabinet, or say that it was not in its power to end the Qassams fired,"
I've been saying that...
because that's the key to our problem. The people in charge are willing to live with terrorism, which is the most dangerous situation of all.