Getting motivated to start posting again. Figured a good way to start was to reiterate one of my favorite recent posts at Sipsey Street that Mike has added to his permanent sidebar on the right.
The Doctrine of the Three Percent.
We will not disarm.
You cannot convince us.
You cannot intimidate us.
You can try to kill us, if you think you can.
But remember, we’ll shoot back.
And we are not going away.
I’m not in any way sympathetic to groups such as Hamas or Hizballah, but I always thought it was odd when the “international community” was calling for Hizballah to disarm during the last conflict with Israel a few years ago. Why? Because disarming is what you do when you are surrendering. Then, and only then. If you are asking someone to surrender, the presumption ought to be that you have the firepower and the will to use it to wipe them out if they don’t surrender.
(On that topic: Israel at the time, thanks in large part due to the pressure from most of the rest of the world, as well as impotent leadership, didn’t have the will to do what was necessary. Hopefully, with Netanyahu as PM, they will, now.)