Skip to comments.Gas Masks Distributed in Israel, Are Jewish Children Facing Another Holocaust?
Posted on 07/26/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by IsraelBeach
Gas Masks Distributed in Israel, Are Jewish Children Facing Another Holocaust?
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel --- July 26, 2012 ... As the Syrian government begins to fall, the world is keeping a very close eye on their WMD. Thousands of chemical and gas weapons for which Syria has the honor of having the most operative in the world.
Syrian dictator Bashar Hafez al-Assad, who has no problem murdering his own citizens, over 17,000 of them since protests for democracy began in March last year, may very well attack Israel before he attempts to take refuge or commits suicide in a final, Gaddafi style gun battle.
Syria has the distinction of being the second nation on Earth to threaten Jews with gas.
The first was Nazi Germany. They did a fine job with the murder of 6 million Jewish men, women and children.
On Monday Syria declared that it was ready to use its chemical and biological weapons if their government faced a foreign attack. The only foreign attack for which Syria could be alluding to would be Israel.
This was Syria's first acknowledgment that they possess weapons of mass destruction - and signals that President Bashar Assad will continue the fight to stay in power, regardless of the cost.
Of greatest concern is that Syria has helped transfer thousands of Iranian missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon, an organization whose manifesto declares: "Our struggle will end only when Israel is obliterated."
Israel is now greatly concerned about al-Assad transferring chemical weapons to Hezbollah, which has over 50,000 conventionally armed missiles aimed at Israel and managed to fire 4,000 rockets at Israeli civilian populations in the 2006 war.
Israel has responded with no verbal response. Again, the only democracy in the Middle East doing its very best to stay clear of the civil war in Syria. The last thing Israel wants is a war with Syria, Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. As always, Israel is seeking peaceful means to deal with the current unrest.
Though Israel is keeping a very close focus on Syria's WMD through satellites, drones and ground INTEL, striking Syria is the last option.
IDF military chief, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, told Israel's parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee that the Syrian army has increased security around the country's chemical weapons stocks.
"To the best of my judgment, at this point the Syrian government remains in control of this network. They are protecting it and beefing up the security around it and it hasn't yet reached unwelcome hands, though that could change," he said, according to the IDF Website.
But one has to wonder how a crippled and disintegrating Syrian government could continue to hold onto their chemical weapons? There are many players eager to grab them - including al-Qaeda and other Islamic terror organizations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have made it very clear that Israel would be ready to attack Syrian weapons depots to prevent Islamic terrorists from raiding them.
And Israel has no choice. They will need to attack and neutralize these WMD along with the US, NATO and other allies. This calls for a joint air and ground operation. It is not a matter of if but when. Unless President Obama, the most hostile President Israel has ever known, threatens Israel with reduced aid if they pre-empt. Kissinger did this during the 1973 Yom Kippur war and Israel sacrificed thousands of troops just to illustrate to the world that they were not the aggressors.
Will history repeat itself?
I think not. Benjamin Netanyahu would never make that sacrifice. He is a soldier turned diplomat turned Prime Minister twice. He would never jeopardize one Jewish life either civilian or in IDF uniform.
Israel, whether she attacks first or receives an Iraqi style response as other nations pound the present Syrian government, will be forced to defend herself.
Though she might have nuclear weapons, they would never be used in this scenario as Israel has no interest in killing civilians.
But a war is inevitable. You don't distribute gas masks to your civilian population if you don't calculate an imminent war.
The missiles will fall. And even just a few chemical payloads slamming into Israel would constitute a nightmare that Jews have not experienced since the gas chambers of Mauthausen, Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz.
Israel will do its very best to neutralize Syria's WMD but there is no guarantee that this operation will eliminate a real threat in the first hours and days of a war.
Jewish Federations and Christian communities in London, Manchester, Paris, New York, Rome, Miami, Mexico City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Hartford, Chicago, San Francisco and LA need to prepare and mobilize.
They need to leave their Starbucks comfort zone and arrange now for flights to remove Jewish children from Israel's northern and southern borders and create summer camps for them. On the first warning of a war breaking out, these children should board aircraft for cities out of range of chemical and biological weapon attacks until the missile threat disappears.
The distribution of gas masks today in Israel is not enough.
In fact, with an average, 2,200 masks handed out per day, and with this figure now rising to 3,700 and on Tuesday to 4,200, there are not enough gas masks for all of Israel's children.
Some 4.2 million Israelis now have gas masks at home, but the remaining inventory won't be enough for a population of nearly 8 million. The IDF Home Front Command has said time and again that the budget has run out and there's not enough money to buy for all.
We need to remove these children from a trauma zone. They need not suffer from PTS. Whether it be chemicals, gas or merely the terrifying shrill and wailing of air raid sirens, running for sealed rooms and the donning of rubber gas masks, we need to confront our greatest fears.
As in the War of Independence when Israeli children were carried on the backs of soldiers to remove them to safety from border attacks, today the aircraft which are used in Nefesh B'Nefesh and Birthright flights must prepare to carry our youngest to distant safety.
Yes, Israel can defend herself. But can our Iron Dome and Arrow defense systems intercept 100 percent of all incoming missiles? Do we not remember the first Gulf War and the rain of missiles reaching our cities and towns?
And yes, we can act as macho as any other Middle Eastern nation. But can we afford to lose one life to a chemical attack?
One Holocaust was enough. Get the kids out!
“Unless President Obama, the most hostile President Israel has ever known, threatens Israel with reduced aid if they pre-empt.”
Obama and our Congress have no right to reduce the billions of dollars each year that we send to Israel as that money rightfully belongs to the Israeli people.
I worry more about the people trying to remove Assad, than I do about Assad.
The Israelis are serious about their pledge ...”Never again” Faced with WMDs they will act and I could see use their nukes to show how serious they are. Sadly Assad unleashing his WMDs could ignite a powder keg in the Middle East as the Iranians are stupid enough to attack Israel in retaliation for them attacking Assad’s forces. That in my estimation would mean Israeli nukes falling on Iranian targets.
Israel today faces war from an outside enemy, but she is armed and prepared to defend herself. If she could only have the US as an ally again...
There is no side to root for in Syria.
These folks are seriously misguided if they think the Jews in America’s urban centers will help them.
Syria may well go to war, but it will be with Turkey, and other Muslim Brotherhood supporters fomenting insurrection in Syria.
Israel has nothing to do with the "Arab Democracy" terrorists, and Assad knows it.
Russia and China have vetoed any legal or moral US/NATO support for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist insurrection in Syria thus the desperate attempt to pretend a danger to Israel.
The real danger to Israel is the "Arab Spring/Democracy" movement.
The only peaceful Muslim Brotherhood member is a dead one.
Israel can use Iron Dome to deflect the initial onslaught - probably not 100% effective for a sustained attack. But, besides the Iron Dome missile launches, they could also simultaneously nuke Damascus, Tehran, and Cairo for good measure.
Israel spills her blood to maintain your American way of life. And we do so by protecting US national security interests. That is called oil, R&D and INTEL. It is called democracy. And we do so proudly as we are brothers. And the real kicker here is that Israel pays her foreign aid back with interest!
Yes, Israel does take her pledge following the Holocaust seriously - NEVER AGAIN. If attacked by Iran for defending ourselves from chemical weapons, our subs and other defense system infrastructure will make desert out of Iran.
Let's pray that it does not happen.
“If attacked by Iran for defending ourselves from chemical weapons, our subs and other defense system infrastructure will make desert out of Iran.”
I hope it’s glass. I’d like to see I-Ran and other mooselime enclaves turned to skating rinks.
If it’s got to happen. Drop the hammer and don’t stop- “let slip the dogs of war”
This makes sense, because the Wall Street Journal is reporting that US authorities are saying that military action is likely. If such action occurs, Syria couldn't immediately respond by hitting American targets with their chemical weapons, but they could hit Israel, which is likely.
Seeing that Hussein 0bama hates Israel, that, plus a chance to get a bounce in the polls is all the motivation he needs.
If you have a problem with that position I suggest you hit the main page of Free Republic and learn what the position of this place is on that. Check that, I'll save you the trouble. Here it is:
Free Republic advocates a return to constitutionally limited government, reserving all government powers not expressly delegated by the constitution to the United States to the States respectively, or the people, emphasizing sovereign state governments, local government, self-government and self-rule, while restricting government powers to only those enumerated in the constitution and maximizing individual rights and liberty as originally envisioned and established by our Founding Fathers and secured and defended by the blood of patriots and statesmen for over two hundred years.
If you have a problem with that, take it up with Mr. Robinson. I've pinged him to the thread as that's the protocol and courtesy around here.
Like I said, I'm a staunch supporter of Israel but I'm an even more staunch supporter of the US Constitution. If Israel wants money you're more than free to set up some sort of charitable foundation and raise as much voluntarily donated private money as you wish. I'll happily kick a few bucks your way.
But what you're NOT free to do is demand money that's been extracted from US taxpayers at the point of a government gun.
Please refer to The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) (P.L. 87-194, 75 Stat. 424).
No piece of Legislation over rules the US Constitution.
The US Constitution has several amendments. And there are three separate branches of US government with distinct powers. This is truly for another thread, one for which I would like to view and take part in. The focus of this news story though is not about the US Constitution or even seeking aid from the US.
It is about a pending war for which US troops would be involved in and what we can do to avoid having children as casualties.
When you come over to Israel the coffee and cake is on me! Thanks for your support. ;>
Thank you for the kind invitation.
Should you ever hold some type of fundraiser for the purpose of purchasing masks for Israeli children let me know. I’ll be happy to contribute to such a cause.
Obama would in some way use the occaision as a political opportunity. Part of an October surprise. He’s got something planned for sure.
I think that sometime in the future Israel will not need foreign aid. Israel will be able to tell the US or Germany or any other country trying to pull her chain to take their money and shove it up their “grand mufti.”