It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.
Then again, even if you lose you can still proclaim that you won. Just ask Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, who announced on Sunday
the war with Israel amounted to a “great victory” for the Palestinians
I’d hate to be there when they lost. When more than 1,300 of your people were killed, untold injured, and large parts of your infrastructure destroyed, I guess the fact that there are still some Palestinians left is a victory, of sorts?
Not only does Haniya think the recent war with Israel was a victory for the Palestinians, but he also thought
“God has granted us a great victory, not for one faction, or party, or area, but for our entire people,” from smh.com.au
Methinks that if I was God and on the side of the Palestinians I would have made their “victory” a bit more substantial. Maybe I would have caused the hundreds of Israeli missiles to misfire or perhaps turn around and blow up great swathes of Israel rather than destroying large parts of what’s left of Palestine? Maybe as God I would have found a way to prevent hundreds of innocent people and their homes being blown to bits, and maybe the death toll for the Palestinians wouldn’t have been a hundred times more than the death toll for the Israelis? But meh, what would I know? I’m not God and I don’t move in mysterious ways (except sometimes when I’m on the dance floor). If I was God I think I’d be a lot more omnipotent and obvious than the one some people reckon exists.
I don’t know about you, but if there is a God and he’s helping one side, doesn’t he appear to be helping the Israelis?
The cognitive dissonance of religious people staggers me sometimes.