Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Monday, April 29, 2002
Attempt to blow up Azrieli Towers thwarted (JPost). Don't you think it would be a good idea if someone let Arafat - and, more important, Crown Prince Abdullah - know that if a massive attack like this ever succeeded, Israel will level all the cities of the West Bank and Gaza and forcibly remove the population? That Israel is prepared to use nuclear weapons in retaliation against mass-casualty attacks? These people are trying to ignite Armageddon. Wouldn't it be a good idea to let them know that, if they carry out their designs, they will succeed? I worry sometimes that the U.S. set a bad precedent by not reducing Afghanistan to radioactive slag in response to September 11. It suggests we care primarily about how many people will kill in retaliation, when, in fact, that is a distant secondary consideration next to how many will die if we don't retaliate harshly enough. Ditto for Israel, and for any other country under attack.