As he left the city he told those who had suffered under his collective punishment ....
"I want peace, and believe it can only be reached through war, and I will ever conduct war with a view to perfect and early success.
But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. "
As the collectively punished, and occupied suffered, another told the world ..(paraphrased)
"The success of this occupation can only be judged 50 years from now. If at that time they have a stable prosperous democracy then we shall have succeeded"
In each of these cases the populations suffered terribly.
Of course, the first speaker is William T Sherman as he left Atlanta for the March to Savannah, and the second is Dwight Eisenhower speaking of Germany.
And so we come to the southerners and Germans, and Japanese of our generation. Those Arabs who freely voted for a system which cannot live with an Israel, brought war and death upon themselves, and now suffer for it.
They all deserve everything which happens, for they chose it freely and are accountable for it, just as did the south, and those who brought Hitler to power by vote in 1932.
HAMAS has rained 4000 missiles upon Israel proper. Not upon IAF bases, or IDF bases. Not at Merkavas or Saar class missile boats, but cast into the air to land at random in the cities and towns.
They have no electricity as the Germans had none by 1944 and 1945. Their streets resemble Richmond and Atlanta. But yet the Israelis and Americans refuse to name the the perdition chosen by these people.
They face the result of the war they chose, in order to kill the jews or make them submit if they remained alive.
They chose the path of Israel's death and have found an Atlanta and Berlin and in their midst instead.
Give then more of it. Until they SUBMIT, and let the result of the battlefield determine the political and religious outcome. It is the kindest thing we can do. To allow HAMAS to use the humanity of the liberal west as their best defense is to allow barbarism to triumph over logic.
And on the day they throw out HAMAS and choose to live with an Israel, we should see to it that the Israelis share the last cracker with them, and guard their homes against danger from every quarter, including those salafist murderers who have volunteered them since 1920 to fight to the last Palestinian, and brought them death, fire and destruction, unemployment, starvation and no education for their children