Friday, September 28, 2007

28-Sep-07: Why security checkpoints have to be there

From the Jerusalem Post this afternoon:
IDF soldiers arrested two Palestinians at the Bir Zayit checkpoint on Thursday night after finding two explosive devices in their car during a routine check. The explosives, which were ready for deployment, were detonated safely by army sappers. The two suspects were transferred to police for questioning.
They know the soldiers are there. They know the road runs into a security checkpoint. Yet they still get arrested, still carry their bombs, still pray for their 72 virgins. These are things you need to take into account when you formulate your position on the fateful question of what does a decent society have to do to protect itself from a barbarian onslaught.

A good Sabbath to all.


Chaya said...

Shavua tov and a peaceful week as well - and, of course, Chag Sameach.

Yehudi01 said...

Chag Sameach! Great is terribly frustrating to know that the psuedostinians don't want peace...they aren't really interested in East Jerusalem...they just want us OUT of there and won't stop at anything to achieve that end. We can't lose heart..we must stay the course and destroy their will to fight. Is there any other way? If there were, Arafat would've signed off on the Wye Agreement when Barak offered everything he could think of, and committed political suicide by doing so. They're clearly not interested in peace.