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Advice for Netanyahu: 'Give war a chance'

A retired Army chaplain and expert on the Middle East says it is a mistake for Israel to continually agree to cease-fires whenever Palestinian terrorists launch rocket attacks against innocent Israelis.

Brigadier General Dr. James Hutchens (USA-Ret.) is a former chaplain who now serves as president of The JerUSAlem Connection. He says the same sad movie continues to play time and time again: Israel is attacked by Arab terrorists, they respond, and when they get the upper hand, they agree to a cease-fire demanded by the U.S., the U.N. and the E.U.

But Hutchens believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should "give war a chance."

"There are those who have been advocating all along that there is a diplomatic solution to this, and I just don't believe it," Hutchens offers. "I don't think you can deter Jihadists. I don't think you can negotiate with them. They have to be defeated. There has to be a military solution -- Then you can talk about any diplomacy afterwards."

He asserts that peace will only come from the Prince of Peace.

"We're praying for the coming of the Messiah, for the return of Jesus," the former chaplain states. "He's the only one that can bring peace. When He comes, there's all kinds of havoc that's raised, and those who oppose Him cease to oppose."

Hutchens adds that the Bible is clear: a colossal clash between Israel and the surrounding peoples is coming.

Dr. James Hutchens, OneNewsNow 58 Comments [12/8/2012 5:42:39 AM]
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@Philbert McAdamia

Proof-positive, right there, that ChristoZealots worship another Jesus.

What's that sound?!...Sounds like a choir singing the "Omen" theme...

12/11/2012 7:08:28 AM


A chaplain (former or otherwise) who preaches war - what a surprise. Not.

12/11/2012 8:29:54 AM


Yeah, there were those innocent Israel settlers giving out puppies and singing songs about love when out of the blue the menacing Palestinians appeared twisting their mustaches and throwing bombs. Anytime I read something that blindly supports the actions of the Israeli government it reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns tells his side of the story after he ran over Bart.
"Lawyer: Your Honor, my client has instructed me to remind the court how rich and important he is, and that he is not like other men.
Mr. Burns: I should be able to run over as many kids as I want!"

12/11/2012 11:40:55 AM

Pie Man

The Israelis and Palestinians have been "giving war a chance" for many years now. This is the one thing which Hamas and Likud both agree upon, unfortunately.

12/11/2012 2:05:09 PM

Seeker Lancer

War should never be the answer.

Also check the number of dead Palestinians against the number of dead Israelis before that ceasefire took place.

12/13/2012 6:59:54 PM


@ pete:

"It sounds much like a "final solution". Heck! By keeping a substantial portion of their population in concentration camps, the Israelis are half way there."

What the fuck are you on about?

@ Seeker Lancer et al.:

That's in good part thanks to the Israelis actually having their shit together and taking safety measures at home to prevent their citizens from getting killed by the Gaza missiles and other such stuff.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad etc. aren't killing so few of them for lack of trying! Thing is, the Israelis are very organized and proactive in sheltering their population. The Palestinians, sadly, aren't.
And then there's the whole matter of Hamas & co. launching rockets from heavily populated areas, which would be the height of stupidity if it wasn't intentional. And when Israel retaliates, well... lots of people die. To blame anything less than both Hamas and Israel for these dead Palestinians would be wrong and unfair.
And personally, all things considered, I'd put the bulk of the blame (though by no means all of it!) on Hamas.

Note: I didn't touch on the West Bank settlement project in this post. That's another matter.

@ dylanstrategie:

"I hope Palestine gets the status of State before Israel launches a full-scale attack on them (because some random terrorists launched rockets at them) and proceeds to destroy the entire region and murder thousands of innocent citizens as a "fair payback" to around 10 civilian casualties"

Really? Hamas are 'a few random terrorists'?! Let me remind you that Hamas is a massive popular movement that won the last Palestinian elections. There's nothing random about them or their attacks... and it's very sad that most Palestinians don't see Hamas as what they are - bloodthirsty and frankly evil fundies.

I normally hesitate to call anyone evil... but Hamas are one of those groups that genuinely earned the title, and keep working hard to continue to justify it.

12/15/2012 2:27:45 PM

You do know that Palestinians have the same right as Native Americans do, right? What the Israelis do to the Palestinians is what the Americans did to the Native Americans.

12/15/2012 2:51:18 PM


@ #1483256:

If that was addressed to me - I did say that the settlements in the West Bank are another matter. Israel is quite clearly in the wrong there ;)

My previous post was about the Gaza situation, specifically Hamas & Islamic Jihad's rocket attacks, which I find completely unjustifiable.

12/15/2012 2:59:54 PM

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