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Know your enemy

With the rising pressure for Israel to declare a ceasefire in Lebanon, I think it's time to do a quick recap on the differences between Israel and Hezbollah.

Status:

Hezbollah: Terrorist organization masquerading as political party, occupying a portion of a sovereign state.

Israel:
Sovereign state.

Organization:

Hezbollah: Brutal theocratic thugocracy.

Israel: Representative democracy, with citizens of all races, sexes, and faiths fully eligible to participate.

Goal:

Hezbollah: Expulsion of all Jews from Israel, either by death or retreat.

Israel: To be left in peace.

Preferred weapon:

Hezbollah: unguided rockets loaded with ball bearings and other items designed to maximize the death, injuries, and other carnage at civilian targets.

Israel: precision-guided bombs and missiles (often with reduced warheads from standard) to minimize damage beyond their precise targets.

Defense of civilians:

Hezbollah: use civilians as human shields, some willing and some unwilling, to deter Israel from attacking them.

Israel: Requires nearly all buildings to have bomb shelters, evacuates whole cities under bombardment.

Combatants:

Hezbollah: Wear civilian clothes, mingle among actual civilians to be undistinguishable until they pick up their weapons.

Israel: Wear uniforms, display markings that clearly indicate their combatant status.

Conditions for peace:

Hezbollah:

Israel: End of attacks by Hezbollah, disarming of Hezbollah in accord with United Nations Resolution 1559.

Attitude towards deaths of children (Lebanese):

Hezbollah: Outrage and cause for further attacks on civilians.

Israel: Regrettable, cause for pause and reflection and re-evaluation of tactics.

Attitude towards death of children (Israeli:)

Hezbollah: Cause for celebration.

Israel: Cause for renewed strikes on the attackers, redoubled efforts to protect other children, deep mourning.

Origin:

Hezbollah: Creation of Iranian thugocracy to strike against Israel.

Israel: Restoration of ancient Jewish homeland by United Nations mandate, in lands where Jews have maintained an uninterrupted presence for roughly 3,000 years.

Flag:

Hezbollah: Islamic green upraised arm holding AK-47 on field of yellow.

Israel: Blue Star (or shield) of David between blue horizontal stripes on field of white, representing a tallit (prayer shawl).


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Comments (16)

Other flags of Hezbollah in... (Below threshold)

Other flags of Hezbollah include: burning American flag, burning Israeli flag, burning United Nations flag, burning Union Jack...

Jay Tea, you read IMAO don'... (Below threshold)
Robert:

Jay Tea, you read IMAO don't you?

Yea, that about covers it a... (Below threshold)
lakestate:

Yea, that about covers it all - except for this addendum....

Lebanese children and women killed (because they're being used as human shields by Hezbollah - World outrage and condemnation towards Israel (except for the US - minus the US leftists.)

Isareli women and children targeted and killed by Hezbollah. Ignored by the world (except for the US - minus the US leftists.)

Nice post, Jay, but you cou... (Below threshold)
cmd:

Nice post, Jay, but you could have simply said:

Status:

Hezbollah: Not Jews.

Israel: JOOOOOOOOOOSS!!!!!!!!!!.

That's what it's really all about to Islam and the left, anyway.

I wouldn't say they are "ma... (Below threshold)
George:

I wouldn't say they are "masquerading as political party." They have a genuine political party. It is the terrorist party.

Jay you should have said...... (Below threshold)
Chip Caboy:

Jay you should have said....

Conditions for peace:

Hezbollah: Destruction of Israel

Actually, Chip, I deliberat... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Actually, Chip, I deliberately left that one blank. I suspect that even if Israel were to be destroyed, they'd find something new to kill over.

J.

BBBBBRRRBRBRBRRRRRILLIANT !... (Below threshold)

BBBBBRRRBRBRBRRRRRILLIANT !!!

U.N. mission: To est... (Below threshold)
914:

U.N. mission: To establish an Islamic state on Isreali soil.

Hezbollah mission: To establish an Islamic state instead of Isreal.

Isreali mission: To survive as a free and peaceful Jewish state despite the wishes of the whole middle east and most of the rest of the planet..

Jay,Nicely done. ... (Below threshold)
Eman:

Jay,

Nicely done. You get an "A+".

Maybe they will recite your thoughts on CNN tonight.

Look, a flying pig!

It just doesn't get any mor... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

It just doesn't get any more succinct than this.

Well put, but let's face it... (Below threshold)
Adjoran:

Well put, but let's face it: this is information that every sentient being should already have.

Knowing this, when I hear the anti-Israel/anti-Jewish/pro-terrorist schlock being tossed about by the moonbats, I am grateful. They are providing clarity for the electorate as to who they are, what they believe, and which side they are on.

I want all those middle-of-the-road, swing, independent, and undecided voters out there to have this knowledge when they enter the voting booth. A better informed electorate may make better choices.

Jay Tea,Wel... (Below threshold)
Mark F:

Jay Tea,


Well done.

You neglected to mention un... (Below threshold)
mak44:

You neglected to mention under "Status"

Israel: Sovereign state founded by a group of Israeli terrorists including Menachem Begun and Ariel Sharon.

mak44 you ignorant slut:</p... (Below threshold)

mak44 you ignorant slut:

"The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 was preceded by more than 50 years of efforts to establish a sovereign nation as a homeland for Jews. These efforts were initiated by Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, and were given added impetus by the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which asserted the British Government's support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine."

Jewish Zioists: Violate UN... (Below threshold)

Jewish Zioists: Violate UN resolutions that told them to be happy with the land they have stolen and stop stealing more. But nooooo, they don't want palestinians and jews to live together so they forced jews to move and stole more of Palestine from the Palestinians, leaving them homeless or dead and imprisoning a valid political party - Hamas.

Hezbollah: The only organization that has effectively told the capitalist bigots in the U.S. and "Israel" to fuck off and stop stealing land.

Your post is so racist and biased - you are stupid




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