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Incentives, disincentives, and suicidal folly

No more self-gassing-Jew histrionics, no more land-for-peace swaps, no more “cease-fire” blackmail mandated by treacherous FederalGovCo baglappers.

What incentives does Israel have to cease counter-Hamas operations?

Nations, like individuals, historically (not always) operate off a series of incentives.

Net positive = do it

Net negative = avoid it

An easy concept to understand but not simple in practice.

There is no shortage in calls for Israel to implement a ceasefire with Hamas, despite the fact that the current conflict is a direct result of the October 7 Hamas attack where over 1100 Israelis were killed, many of them civilians.

To date Israel has resisted these calls, including those from the U.S., for an operational stand down.

But why?

As a student and practitioner of war I find myself asking, what incentives does Israel have to bow to international pressure?

This is NOT a political commentary, merely a thought experiment on incentives vs. disincentives.

Below are three reasons why Israel has no incentive to stop short of total victory:

Like the man says, he has three, although the last one is enough, t’will suffice.

3. Lastly, with Hamas stating that they will repeat the October 7th attacks as many times as necessary why would Israel stop short of their total destruction?

Ghazi Hamad, a member of Hamas’ political bureau said, “We must teach Israel a lesson, and we will do it twice and three times. The Al-Aqsa Deluge (the name Hamas gave its Oct 7 onslaught) is just the first time, and there will be a second, a third, a fourth.…”

Pretty unambiguous.

I’d say so, yeah. Then again, the Paleosimian swine have been perfectly unambiguous since at least the days of s’faccim Yassuh “Nawssuh” Yassuh Arafat pleading piteously for a “two-state solution” for the news cameras, then rejecting every proposal on the QT, if not even farther back than that. Your implacable enemies, in both the ME and the West, are no longer bothering to even try to hide their “kill all the Jews!” program behind the phonus-balonus mask of rationality, accomodation, and honest good faith. It’s all up-front and in the open now, their genocidal fanaticism laid out naked and unashamed—pridefully, even—for all to see.

So again: ignore the anguished wails of Jewphobic historical illiterates who are gonna hate you no matter what and just git ‘er done, Bibi—whatever it takes, no restraint, no pulled punches, no mercy. Maybe you could look into covering Gaza with one of those big-ass tents used to fumigate suburban houses and annihilate every last one of those cock-a-roaches.

(Via Ed Driscoll)

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4 thoughts on “Incentives, disincentives, and suicidal folly

  1. This has been going on for the past 17 years – the October 7 attack was the 7th occurrence, previous attacks were met with an Israeli response, followed by Hamas running to the US and UN, and Israel getting suckered into a “ceasefire” and “truce’ coupled with evanescent “security guarantees which weren’t worth the paper they were printed on. It looks like Israel has gotten tired of this game, and they’re doing what thay should have done in 2006 – eliminate the threat. If the Mexican cartels had fired 50 rockets into San Antonio, and 50 into El Paso. I doubt the US would negotiate – but we expect Israel to do so… so, of course, Biden is welshing on that security guarantee – his goal is to ensure that Hamas stays in power, so we can have another round three years from now. Of course, there’s the possibility that Hamas acquires some nukes of its own – and Israel has figured this out, so they’re finally taking appropriate action. The people who own Hamas are billionaires, having sucked up nearly 20 years worth of UN (and US taxpayer) money, so it’s a fair bet that the pro-Hamas demonstrators are bankrolled by Hamas – and since Biden wants to keep Hamas in power, there aren’t any FBI investigations into the funding of those “protests”…
    “The Biden team’s offer to trade Yahya Sinwar, the man believed to be the mastermind of the Oct. 7 attack, for guarantees that the Israeli military stay out of Rafah points to two disturbing truths about the current conflict in the Middle East. The first is that the U.S. knows plenty about what the Hamas terror group is doing and has done. The second is that Washington has been keeping key information—like the terror leader’s whereabouts—from the Israelis, thereby prolonging the war that it claims to decry.

    The implications of the administration’s offer, relayed in a recent Washington Post article, has Israelis and U.S. pro-Israel activists livid. Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, for instance, posted on X, “I am shocked and sickened by reports that the U.S. is withholding from Israel vital information on the whereabouts of senior Hamas leaders in Gaza. Is the administration still our ally?” https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/sinwar-exchange-rafah-biden-gaza – and for more fun links see https://streamfortyseven.substack.com/p/the-us-administrative-state-and-its

  2. There are Arabs by the metric fuckton from Iraq to Morocco. A total dearth of them in Gaza wouldn’t do any lasting harm, and would be a boon to Israel particularly, and Jews everywhere, since Israel and Egypt seem to have worked out living in adjoining lands without trying to kill each other since 1974 or so.

    Hamas keeps saying they want to play for all the marbles.
    Israel needs to accept that challenge.

    Once again, it’s worth noting that all those Arabs within Israel, and all the Jordanian ones in the West Bank, have been quieter than church mice since about Oct. 8th, and seem to be in no big hurry to be relocated to Hell.

    Funny how watching your cousins getting pounded into paté for being the World’s Biggest @$$holes concentrates one’s priorities.

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