“Religion and ownership of the land (the Promised Land of Israel) are at the heart of the never-ending Arab-Israeli conflict. The two groups are diametrically opposed to each other because each group thinks it worships the only real God and each group thinks He gave the Promised Land to them.The conflict over this blessed place is theological and directly linked to the question, “Whose god is God and who worships the true God?” The land issue can never be settled until the theological conflict over God’s identity is settled. The religion of the loser is dead.”
August 12: The second day of the 72-hour ceasefire came and went without much change from the first day. It appears that tomorrow, at the end of the 72-hour ceasefire of the war Israel says it has not been fighting and the islamic jihad which HAMAS says it will resume tomorrow or at the time of its choosing, will commence once again with the first rocket HAMAS fires at Israel. That first rocket will in all likelihood go airborne prior to the end the the full 72-hours. Jihadists are soooo predictable, unless you're the formerly conservative Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu -- he actually thinks that the islamic terrorists of HAMAS, the PIJ and Fatah are legitimate parties to an honorable negotiation that will be honorably adhered to. Israel desperately needs to shed itself of Netanyahu as much as the US needs to shed itself of Obama. Both are detrimental to the well-being of their respective nations, and to all innocents in harms way.
Hasta mañana mis hermanos.
August 14: Another day came and went. No active warfare, but no peace either. The recently announced 5-day extension of the current faux ceasefire is more of a grace period in which Israel is allowing the islamic terrorists in Gaza to regroup, take stock of their warfighting assets and prepare for the next assault upon Israel. Brilliant strategy that.
August 15: A rocket was reportedly fired from Gaza and also reportedly was heard to explode somewhere in the Eshkol District. However, there is no record of such a launch/impact occurring this morning on the real-time RedAlert website in Israel. This morning there are also OSINT media reports (take with a large grain of salt) that both HAMAS and PIJ have had enough of the whooping Israel has given them and are now more disposed to licking their wounds rather than going for more jihad against Israel.
Assessment Going Forward: While it is true that islamic jihadists will revert to a temporary hudna (ceasefire) because the enemy has kicked their buttocks up into brand new territory between their shoulder blades, as soon as their buttocks can be successfully relocated where they came from on the lower posterior, then the jihad will resume in full. This is my forecast for the war in Gaza. Have a great Friday!