Monday, April 11, 2011

Let each and every bad guy know he’s never safe

Today I’ve been dry-eyed. No tears from me over the deaths of two men in Sudan last Tuesday. Their car was hit by a missile [1]. It’s unclear if the missile was an air-to-ground [2] or ground-to-ground one [3]. Arab news sources reported one of the men was a senior Hamas arms smuggler [4]. DEBKAfile said the smuggler was organizing a shipment of mustard gas and nerve gas bought by Hamas and Hizbollah, with Iran’s help, from Libyan rebels who’d looted Gaddafi’s stockpiles [5]. This account’s credible. Likely even. Whether the strike’s morally defensible, or even legal, bothers me not. Israel does what she has to do. Because for her it’s backs-to-the-wall stuff. But if it was an air-to-ground fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV], I marvel at the strike’s technology. While it describes slightly different hardware, this gizmodo article provides some insight [6] Likely the car was ‘painted’ by a laser beam – possibly from a satellite – and the UAV's missile homed in on that ‘paint’. Whether the strike was from the air or the ground, as I’ve written: He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword [7]. So let each and every bad guy know he’s never safe. Amen.

2 comments:

Geoffrey Brittan said...

Readers of your column understand the reasons for the strident tone of your post. It isn't typical. Every time I see Gadhafi in a photograph with his wee tent in the background, the thought occurs to me that everyone in the Middle East region has their back to a wall because that region hosts wacky dictators. I can become strident too, as you can see.

I think you are a man with substance; a love of wildlife, family, and pride in your culture. Sometimes, we need to vent. I understand. Me, I open a cold Ennis and Gunn beer and pour a scotch chaser. Just one, mind.

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

I could not say it better than Geoffrey Brittan. As you know I am a serious venter or ranter.