Sun 08 Oct 2023 08:59:37 PM CDT
I have a feeling this wasn't in the calculations of at least a few people. Whether it's a big monkey wrench in the works, and of whose
works is hard to guess.
It's hard to believe the Israelis were so unprepared but they have certainly been experiencing deterioration in readiness. The magnitude is
the scary thing, particularly in the numbers of hostages. I'd expect quite a few to not survive, given the nature of their captor.
And it complicates the problem, since a suitable retribution may be hard to inflict while they are being held. Certainly any sort of rescue
is not possible.
Someone suggested the Israelis give as many Philistinian prisoners as necessary to clear the field for action, only inject them with ricin just
before the swap. Take them two or three days to die.
Of course you can only do it once. Maybe something that takes longer, a few weeks or months even. Maybe a time-release gadget would
work. At any rate it's likely to get ugly.
Philistinian is a word we use to describe the maddog population of Gaza. The human debris inhabiting the area had nothing to do with the
original inhabitants - we're talking several thousand years - who were of Aegean origin. They died out after the return of the Israelites to
their ancestral lands and engaged in warfare with them until David or maybe Solomon finished them off. Probably there is residual DNA in some
people in the area but the trash calling themselves Palestinians are nothing of the kind.