PM OLMERT VISITS MIKVE ISRAEL BAT YAM AND ASHKELON: "WE WILL ACT WITH FULL FORCE TO REACH CONDITIONS THAT WILL BRING QUIET."
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
What's "quiet?" When I think of a situation of "quiet," I think of the shocked silence immediately after the terror attack when I was injured. I think of the cinematic technique of silence during something dangerous and traumatic, like the injury scene in "Men of Honor."
I think of the "quiet" in Shiloh, when reeling from shock after half a family, the father and three children, were killed in a car accident.
The State of Israel does not need "quiet;" it needs the destruction of the terrorist forces in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, Syria and Lebanon. We need to make it clear that we will not care for their people.
- No more care packages to them!
- No more medical aid or allowing them in our hospitals!
The only way the terrorism will stop and people will stop supporting them is if they have to pay for their crimes. If ordinary Arabs want peace, as the Leftists and do-gooders claim, then they must refuse to join the terrorists. They must refuse to let them make bases in their homes, schools, hospitals and mosques.
Outsiders, not Israel, the United States, Europe nor the United Nations can impose non-terrorist rule in Gaza. It must come from the Gazans themselves.
Operation Cast Lead must do the job right and thoroughly, but we need the correct instructions from the government. The army doesn't act on its own. Olmert's words make it very clear that this war is really just what I've been calling it, the Election Campaign War.