Why would Hamas insist on continuing the fight when it is faring so poorly? The only plausible answer is stomach-turning: The Islamic movement calculates that it can win the concessions it has yet to obtain from Israel and Egypt not by striking Israel but by perpetuating the killing of its own people in Israeli counterattacks. More than 200 people, including a number of children, have already died in Gaza; Hamas probably calculates that more deaths will prompt Western governments to pressure Israel to grant Hamas’s demands.
So far, the tactic is not working...It isn't? Jon Stewart and the Ceeb, among many others--multitudes, really--in the media, would seem to argue otherwise.
Update: Bill Maher shows us what happens when a lefty has the chutzpah to disagree with received "wisdom" re Hamas.
Update: CNN International's Diana Magnay calls Israelis "scum."
Update: "Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow destroys the Prime Minister of Israel’s Chief Spokesperson, Mark Regev, live on air on British television..."
Update: Nothing Makes Hamas Happier Than Dead Palestinians