The expectedly scathing report by Richard Goldstone who "investigated" alleged "war crimes" by Israel in this past January's IDF "Cast Lead" operation, did not disappoint.
The investigation concluded that "Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity."
The bottom line of the report is a recommendation that the UN Security Council require Israel to launch its own investigation into the conflict within three months. Otherwise, the investigators called on the Security Council to refer the matter for action by the International Criminal Court prosecutor within six months.
That means: IDF soldiers, commanders, and political leaders being convicted in The Hague.
Despite Israel being up-in-arms about the report, I'm rather happy it was so clearly biased.
Prior to the Disengagement, we were promised that Israel would be able to defend itself from any attack from Gaza -- with total world support.
The champions of the Oslo Accords promised us that the IDF would always be able to win a war against any Palestinian army.
Yes, we could win any war -- but the result would be international condemnation that would make the current Goldstone Manifesto look like a Dr. Seuss book.
Israeli Leaders would be keen to heed this warning. Any terror that would emanate from a future Palestinian entity; be it rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, the Ben-Gurion Airport, or even the Knesset in Jerusalem is under the protection of the world community.
If Israel's "Cast Lead" operation -- the most moral and just of self-defense retaliations possible -- against an Iranian-backed terror state like Hamas results in the Goldstone report, then Israel's retaliation against any terror attack from a West Bank quasi-Palestinian State would result is world condemnation never seen before.
While the world's antisemites rejoice in this biased trash of Richard Goldstone (obviously the Palestinian Authority praised the findings), Israelis need to realize that we do not have the world's support for self defense.
The more we Disengage, run away, and give away security assets and our homeland -- the faster our enemies gleefully plot the end of Israel.
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