There is a joke in Russia: They say “what is worse than terrorists taking hostages is their rescue by Russian security forces”. This is surely a joke. A joke frequently remembered after both the Moscow and Beslan incidents.
To be honest, the Israelis have far exceeded the performance of the Russians in rescueing. First, they demolished Palestine after one Israeli soldier was kidnapped. The infrastructure built in six months in Gaza was destroyed in one day by Israel.
Later on, when two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hizbullah, Israel leveled entire Lebanon to the ground. She killed more than 300 civilians for two soldiers, and still, she doesn’t seem to get satisfied. We are almost hourly informed by the media of the renewed attacks and strikes.
What I fear the most is a crazy Turk abducting an Israeli soldier accidentally. If Israel is such an uncontrolled power, nobody knows whom she will attack this time (!)
Israel says “I attack those who attack me”. “It is my most basic right to make self-defence”. She is right. But it was also Israel which had killed an entire family on a Gaza beach before her soldiers were captured. The number of children and civilians “accidentally” killed by Israel in the last few weeks is hundreds. Nobody even knows the number of those who became wounded or disabled due to Israeli offensives.
Strange but true… Israel thinks that she is the only country which suffers from the bullets. And she gets astonished when she is criticized by Turkey and the world.
But we are not criticizing Israel because we don’t like Israel. With her latest actions, Israel does what al-Qaeda wants her to do. Each uncontrolled action of Israel, in fact, strengthens the terrorists in Turkey, the Middle East and the whole world.
Please, that’s enough! Stop harming us and yourself!
20 July 2006
Trn: A. N. Ozkaya