Reading some of the comments on my previous post was incredibly amusing, so I figured a proper response here is warranted. Let's go over this, shall we?
1) For those who say we don't do enough to protect the border, well, let's see. First of all, we have a very limited number of security forces in Sinai, and none of them belong to the army or military, both because of conditions the Israelis demanded in the Camp David Peace treaty. We are not allowed to spread troops, fly planes over the area, or drop bunkerbuster bombs like you guys. So, our capabilities in that area are limited because of you. You add to that the fact that the majority of smuggeling gets done through the Sinai Bedouins, who know the area better than anyone, and who we, for you, arrest and torture on periodic basis in order to have them stop the smuggeling, and you might find the whole notion that we are not doing "ENOUGH" to stop the tunnels a little fuckin redicilous.
2) For those who say that what happend is a mistake, well, fine, a sharpnel hitting a kid could be a mistake and an unintentional violation of our peace-treaty. But what about flying over the Borders? What about attacking Rafah from our air-space, repeatedly? That doesn't sound like an unintentional mistake, does it? Sounds rather deliberate if you ask me, No?
3) There is an old wise saying, I think most of you heard of it, and it goes something like this: "You better err in the side of caution". This means that if you are going to make a mistake, you better do it for the sake of cautiousness and not recklessness. Bombing an area this close to our border that sharpnel can hit our officers and children, well, that's many things, but cautious is not one of them. To do this you have to either be doing it out of maliciousness, or reckless stupidity. Now, if it's done out of the latter, and I hope it is, then it should be youe responsibility to not allow reckless and stupid people to bomb areas that close to our borders. Actually, you might be more inclined to keep reckless stupid people away from weapons all together. Yeah, that seems a tad smarter.
4) No one wants another Israeli egyptian war. I for one don't want one. That doesn't mean that we should be willing to endure direct reckless behavior that could hurt or kill our people and shut up about it in order to maintain this fragile peace. And it should be noted also on the Israeli side that many many people would like to see that treaty scrapped and to have Egypt be put on the frontline again. So, ehh, simply, don't give them any fuckin excuses, will you? Do not place us in situations in which our sovreignty is clearly violated, our peace treaty breached, our people are killed on the hands of your people, and then wonder why the fuck we are so angry. Too many people want us to go to War, Israelis, and you just keep giving them causes and excuses. Not smart. Not smart at all. And one day it will backfire badly.
5) In case of such a war, let's clear something up: Yes, your airforce will fuck shit up on our side, no doubt. However, we have a stash of USAID weapons accumulated for the past 20 eyars and not used, and some of it is pretty advanced shit. Also, we have nothing but people. Our Army alone with its current reserves is around 10 million people. That's more than the people in Israel. And we are not counting all of this uneomployed islamically-inclined angry "arab youth" who will volunteer. So we might not have a fast victory, or even one at all, but we can draw this out forever, and you don't want that, because you learned the lesson of the 1973 war: We might not have the best weapons, or the best trained people, or even the best war commanders, but we have people. Lots and lots of them. And we are willing to sacrifise hundreds of thounsads to defeat any enemy in times of war. This is not a threat or grandstanding. This is simple strategic reality, that states that we are better off being friendly. So let's stay friendly, shall we?