Thomas Wictor

While the world was obsessed with Israel…

While the world was obsessed with Israel…

Judging by the press coverage and social media, you’d think that the only war fought in the last two months was Operation Protective Edge. While the world was obsessed with Israel, there were major developments that may have slipped past you.

This sickening Reuters report on the “execution” of “collaborators” in Gaza is typical of the worthless, Hamas-kissing coverage the western media excreted during the conflict.

You can hear the admiration in the narrator’s voice.

Well, I wasn’t fooled. Operation Protective Edge was a confrontation between good and evil, and the forces of good won. Resoundingly.

I wish that the parameters of all world conflicts were as easily defined. Take the Ukraine, for example.

This is a disaster with nothing but Hobson’s choices for the west. Putin is waging war to distract Russians from his abject failure as a leader.

Ten months ago, before anyone ever dreamed that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin would invade Crimea and stir unrest in eastern Ukraine, [an] oligarch who keeps a low profile and asked not to be named was very concerned.

“The economy is so unstable and will not survive at the current pace. And Russia does not make anything on its own,” he said…

Fast forward to the end of March 2014 when, during a trip to Israel, another oligarch’s wife told me that she was asking her friends of similar wealth and stature when it was time to pack up and leave Moscow for good…

The Russian economy had already been suffering from inflation, a bloated pension system and dependence on high oil prices.

With the latest round of sanctions and with U.S. crude recently settling below $100 per barrel, things are only getting worse.

Prices for food and other essential items have already risen, according to Russians who live in Moscow and the surrounding regions.

So Putin played the tribal card, and it worked.

“Russia is rising from its knees,” a Russian former friend told me.

The worse the Russian economy gets, the more reckless Putin will become. So something has to be done. But Ukraine has produced some very some very unsavory people with their own agendas. Meet the Azov Battalion, a paramilitary force fighting alongside the regular army.

They’re open Neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

A former history student and amateur boxer, [battalion commander Andriy] Biletsky is also head of an extremist Ukrainian group called the Social National Assembly. “The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival,” he wrote in a recent commentary. “A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”

Yet the US has sent military advisers to help the Ukrainians. We had to choose the lesser of two evils. It’s geopolitics. Australia has done the same. Still, there’s no denying it: Some of the people we’re helping are as bad as the people they’re fighting. However, this is what the Russians are up to, as we speak.

That’s why Operation Protective Edge was so refreshing. I could wholeheartedly support the military actions of one side, without any reservations or second thoughts. My support was and is unqualified.

Iraq and Syria are causing the same problem for the west. The Islamic State must be stopped, but that puts us on the same side as some of our worst enemies.

Here’s what the Syrian Arab Army does to civilians.

That is indiscriminate destruction. “Human rights” groups and millions of activists screeched that Israel did this sort of thing, which is a barefaced lie, like the accusation that Israel used white phosphorus on civilians.

Yet the US must cooperate with the bloodthirsty Shi’ite militias that murdered and continue to murder Sunnis in Syria and Iraq.

We’re in a de facto alliance with the inhuman dictator Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Iran. It’s a horrible choice we had to make, but in some sense it was no choice at all. The Islamic State poses a greater risk because—like Putin—it’s reckless. The Kurds say American commandos are already on the ground, fighting beside them. I believe it’s true. President Obama says what his base of utterly detached-from-reality academics and activists wants him to say, but then he often does what has to be done.

For example the US just killed Ahmed Godane, co-founder of the Somali al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab.

He was a sadistic monster who deserved to die. It was quite an operation: Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs were used, and then his death was confirmed by US forces. That means they killed everybody in the camp and then landed in helicopters, found Godane’s corpse, and checked it against DNA samples they had.

So despite what he says to his reflexively anti-war-waged-by-America supporters, President Obama knows when people have to be killed. The president has also recreated Task Force Black, a joint British-American special forces unit that killed thousands of terrorists in Iraq. Its sole purpose in Syria and Iraq will be to kill terrorists.

Here’s something you may not know about the president: He opposes holding terrorists indefinitely, as we do in Guantanamo. Since putting them through civil trials would take decades, he simply orders them killed, the way Osama bin Laden was. This from someone awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of the miracles he’d work.

President Obama has also authorized the targeted killing of Islamic State leaders. Three were relieved of their existence in an airstrike that may also have severely injured Caliph Ibrahim, the Big Cheese.

Things are rarely as straightforward as Operation Protective Edge. Therefore I want to thank Israel for making it so easy for me to write my posts defending her actions.

If Israel really did control the world, it would be a much better place.

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