My modem might be going out. So until I get a answer from Newwave I created a hotspot with my Nokia 520. The cheapest of phones can do that! We had bought them when Instapundit mentioned a one day sale that allowed us to pick up the phones for the monthly fee we would have paid to get the upcoming apple for Joan and the Nokia 1525 for me. We will just be satisfied, what a way to live.
Which brings me to this article I read while being connected to my Nokia 520 hotspot. Victor Hanson does a great job in bringing his knowledge of world history and military history bringing to life Israel’s Gaza operation with comparisons with Sherman’s three marches through the South after taking Atlanta. Here is a quote:
The Israeli army was eerily Shermanesque when it went into Gaza. The IDF targeted the homes of the wealthy Hamas elite, the private sanctuaries of the tunnels, and the rocketry and other infrastructure of the Hamas terrorist state. The homes of civilians who did not have rockets in the backyard or tunnels in the basement were usually not hit, and that sent a telling Shermanesque lesson. Long after the international media’s cameras have left, Gazans will argue over why one man’s house was leveled and another’s was not, leading to the conclusion more often than not that one was being used by Hamas, either with or without its owner’s consent, while the other was not. But all Gazans suffered amid the selective targeting — as did all Georgians and Carolinians for their allegiance to a plantationist class whose own interests were not always the same as those of the non-slave-owning white poor. Fairly or not, the IDF was reminding the people of Gaza that while it tried to focus exclusively on Hamas, such selectivity was often impossible when Gazans followed such reckless leaders who deliberately shielded themselves among civilians.
Just as the leaders of Gaza brought judgment upon their people. We are impacted by our leader’s animosity towards Israel. “I will bless them that bless you and I will curse them that curse you”.