Commentary Magazine


War Is Hell . . . on Logic

The narrative being pushed now is that Israel is engaging in a brutal, illegal, war against the Palestinians, while other Arab populations are doing all they can to help the poor, oppressed Palestinians.

Which doesn’t quite explain why Israel is sending convoys of food, medical supplies, ambulances, and fuel into the Gaza Strip while Hamas is blocking injured and wounded Palestinians from fleeing Gaza, and Egypt shooting Palestinians who try to cross the border.

If it’s true that war is of politics by other means, and that politics makes for strange bedfellows, then I guess this does make a kind of twisted sense…