Israel Launches Counterstrike Against Hamas

By Jerry McConway, updated on October 9, 2023

Early Saturday morning, Hamas launched an attack against Israel.

Israel has since responded with a devastating attack of its own.

Talking Points…

  • The Hamas attack
  • Israel responds
  • My Two Cents…

The Hamas Attack

The attack by Hamas caught Israel entirely off guard, with many now questioning how both Israel and U.S. intelligence agencies failed to see this attack coming.

A source explained how this took place to Reuters, stating:

"Hamas gave Israel the impression that it was not ready for a fight," said the source close to Hamas, describing plans for the most startling assault since the Yom Kippur War 50 years ago when Egypt and Syria surprised Israel and made it fight for its survival.

"Hamas used an unprecedented intelligence tactic to mislead Israel over the last months, by giving a public impression that it was not willing to go into a fight or confrontation with Israel while preparing for this massive operation."

Hamas launched a massive strike against Israel, storming the border, taking Israelis hostage, and parading dead bodies through the streets.

The first strike targeted a massive music festival packed with innocent civilians.

Israel Responds

After the attack took place, PM Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear his nation was now at war. He stated:

"We are at war and we will win it."

Israel then launched a counterstrike, killing hundreds, with thousands more gone missing. Between the initial strike and counterstrike, there are more than 1,000 dead, and more than 4,000 people are missing.

Those numbers include at least nine Americans, and that toll is likely to increase as well.

Netanyahu has been begging for a reason to wipe the Gaza Strip off the map, and he just got it.

Hamas may have had a very effective first strike, but this is not going to end well for them.

My Two Cents…

You have probably read more than enough about these attacks so far that you do not need to hear my comments on them, so I want to address another issue.

Congress, the Biden administration, and pundits on both sides of the aisle have defended the funding of Ukraine by saying we are draining Russian military assets, but what about our assets?

Since Biden has been in office, we have seen a need for increased aid to Taiwan, South Korea, and then Ukraine.

Ukraine, especially, has drained our assets to the point that our cache of ammunition and some weaponry is almost drained.

Basically, everything coming off the line at this point is going to Ukraine, and we will most certainly send aid to Israel to help them fight its war. We are also likely to have boots on the ground or, at the very least, supply air and/or naval support, which then puts American lives at risk.

It is not the Russian war machine that is getting drained, my friends. It is the American war machine.

We are, in essence, now fighting a four-pronged attack with very few supplies to defend our own country.

I have heard generals tell Congress that there is no way this nation can defend a two-front attack if it were to happen. Well, I would take that a step further to wonder if we could defend a prolonged assault on a single front.

Rule #39… It is not a coincidence that multiple enemies and adversaries are ramping up aggressions all at the same time. I am not saying that we will be attacked, but I am saying that thought is going through the minds of the leaders of Russia, North Korea, China, and our Middle Eastern enemies.



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About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.
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