Sunday, March 21, 2004
Another terror leader dead: Hamas "spiritual" leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was killed in Gaza by an Israeli missile strike on Monday. Good riddance. This man and followers are responsible for the murders of hundreds of Israeli men, women and children over the years. Hamas' goal was the destruction of Israel. He has reaped what he has sown.
Don't be surprised if, in the coming days, this action is decried by Europeans and the "enlightened" editorialists for setting back the "roadmap."
Yassin was an obstacle to peace. This assassination may have short term impacts to Israel's security, but in the long run, Yassin's death was necessary.
If this prompts like-minded Palestinian terrorists to attack Israel, then it simply makes it that much easier to kill them.
No one in their right mind begrudges the United States' right to turn Osama bin Laden into red streak for the 9/11 attacks. Likewise Israel has every right to attack and kill Hamas' leader.