Jan 15, 2009

The Wrath Of God Upon The Sons Of Disobedience

By Bill Wilson

It's a jihad, or holy war, against Israel, says Osama bin Laden in a new video release from some cave somewhere. The issue is not, however, the formulation of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel. If that were the case, the Palestinians would have made sure that Gaza was a peaceful pristine example instead of raining missiles down on innocent Israeli civilians day in and day out for years. No, the issue is Israel and its right to exist as a nation. The Islamic world says "no" to an independent Israel and says so with explosives every chance it gets. Now the Iranian-backed Hezbollah is shelling Israel from the north in Lebanese strongholds.

One must wonder aloud how Hezbollah and Hamas have the ability to gain weapons enough to shoot at the Israelis, especially since the venerable United Nations peacekeeping forces are watching over the area to make sure that the peace is kept. The United Nations is a farce. There are reports that the terrorists rearm and refortify in clear sight of the UN forces. UN forces refuse to acknowledge that it is their responsibility to prevent the rearming. So the world experiences frequent war in a pattern: the terrorists call for a ceasefire; during the ceasefire they rearm and reassemble under the watchful eyes of the peacekeepers; then the terrorists resume launching missiles at Israeli civilians until the Israelis retaliate.

Now Hamas is wanting a temporary ceasefire. There should be no ceasefire granted. This is, after all, Israel defending itself against a hostile terrorist enemy. And this enemy should be annihilated. But the world is upset that Palestinian civilians are being harmed in the process. The world ignores what must be painfully obvious to every Israeli soldier-that one cannot distinguish between Palestinian civilians and the terrorists. The terrorists live among the so-called civilians; they booby trap the neighborhoods; hide their weapons in public places such as schools and mosques; and fire missiles and artillery from schools and highly populated residential neighborhoods.

Palestinian terrorists are the civilians; they are the elected party in power; they are the chosen government of the Palestinian civilians and they are the civilians. Another thing the world needs to recognize, despite demands for peace and words of conciliation, is that no Islamist will be satisfied until Israel is destroyed-this is the goal of Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO-now the Palestinian Authority-and it's the goal of Russian-backed Iran, which supplies the terrorists with finances and weaponry. Ephesians 5:6 says, "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." The wrath of God is promised to those who come against Israel.