“Flatten all of Gaza” Writes Ariel Sharon’s Son

Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon and a major in the Israel Defense Force reserves, has a truly odious op-ed for the Jerusalem Post today. The emphasis is mine.

What does a decisive victory sound like? A Tarzan-like cry that lets the entire  jungle know in no uncertain terms just who won, and just who was  defeated…The Gazans aren’t  hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the  consequences.

…We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza.  The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering  fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

There should be no electricity in  Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call  for a ceasefire.

Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be  unpleasant – but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and  civilians spared.

IF THE government isn’t prepared to go all the way on  this, it will mean reoccupying the entire Gaza Strip. Not a few neighborhoods in  the suburbs, as with Cast Lead, but the entire Strip, like in Defensive Shield,  so that rockets can no longer be fired.

As you read this call for a scorched earth policy today, remember that Israeli Navy ships are shelling Gazan homes as you do so – hardly a precision method of waging war – and that this incitement to genocide follows hard on Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai stating that “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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