In Israel, there is a bit of a hubbub over a protest by IAF pilots, who are refusing to serve in the occupied territories in protest at having to perform surgical strikes that endanger civillians.
The Israeli Defense Minister called them ‘pretentious snivelling’ but the pilots, including some of Israel’s finest, have hit back:
“Our letter was addressed to decision makers who place us in an impossible moral impasse,” he said. “It’s impossible to execute surgery with an axe, regardless of the surgeon’s qualifications. As patriotic Israelis and Zionists, we are obliged to annihilate terrorism; but we must refrain from becoming terrorists ourselves. This in itself is an existential threat to the Israeli nation.”
I have to say I am impressed with the pilots myself. I suspect that one of the goals of the Islamofacists is to degrade the moral sense of the Israeli people and therefore drag them down to the level of the Islamofacists themselves. This needs to be resisted as much as the terrorists that murder children themselves.
While the terror leaders do need to be dealt with, means matter as much as ends. Let’s not end up like them, after all.