The Israeli response to Hamas in Gaza has finally sunk in with many in the legacy media and even the the Arab street, according to Scott Johnson at the Powerline blog, who quotes Dan Riker at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs :
“Israel may have reached a deterrent moment in its war in Gaza against Iranian-backed Hamas. I spoke with a senior Arab diplomat last night. He told me that the Arab street is afraid that “the Jews have gone crazy.”
“Yes, it’s true. He noted, “Israel has begun to restore its deterrence” in the Arab world. “Hamas miscalculated,” he added. They had thought Israel would not attack, but would merely accede to tougher Hamas demands for an improved “Tahdiya,” their version of a temporary calm.”
But the usual suspects are busily at work spreading propoganda for Hamas. Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee has done a good job shedding some light on the legacy media’s predictable effort to solicit relief and sympathy for the Hamas terrorists, including the usual array of fraudulent video that the multiples levels of fact checkers at CNN seemed to have missed.
It remains to be seen if Israel will stay the course now that the UN has announced its wholly predictable and insouciant demand that fighting stop, now. Israel is at an historic point today. It can defeat Hamas and deal a death blow to the deadly Iranian proxies that poison the Middle East if it will only finish the job.