a reply to: RocksFromSpace
Her main argument for why Israel's bombing of Hamas targets is wrong: "They are the democratically elected leadership of Gaza."
Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but if they are in control of the government does that not mean that the attacks on isreal are in fact an act of war
from Gaza itself? In that case, isn't Israel taking it easy on Gaza by not just declaring war, invading and placing a new government in it's place
that isn't going to bomb them?
You can argue all you want about how horrible gaza has been treated by the Israelies, but in reality it doesn't change the current situation one
I don't buy the story that the media is shoving down our throats, but there really are only 3 options for whats going on.
Option 1: Gaza can't control a group of terrorists in their country who are targeting and attacking the Israeli's.
Option 2: Gaza's elected leadership is outright attacking Israel.
Option 3: It's made up or fabricated by Israel/media.
The last one is very unlikely to be the case. If there were no rockets coming from Gaza into Israel, these anti-Israel pieces would be screaming that.
Instead, they are saying look at how bad Israel is for instigating this fight and beating up on a country that cant defend itself.
So, that leaves you with 2 realistic choices. The first is that they have a major terrorist issue and the second is that they are trying to start a
I hate the fact that innocent people are dying because of this, but the blame should not be put solely on Israel's backs. They are not entirely to
blame, they should have the right to defend themselves from foreign threats as much as anyone else.
The real problem is that everyone tries to put someone in the right and someone in the wrong. This leads to anger from the side that feels they are in
the right and you disagree with. It's the same issue we have with the whole liberal/conservative argument. It creates a gap and leaves nobody in the
middle as a mediator, you are either liberal or conservative to everyone else.
Further, if you choose a side and then back them, the other side will evolve to hate you even more. It's part of the reason that the middle east
hates us, we've meddled in their business for far too long and at one point or another we've been on the other side from everyone.
So, what does that leave us to do? Stay out of it? Okay, but then everyone in the US is going to cry that we should be doing something. Get involved?
Okay, but then someone in the future is going to have deep seeded hate for us and lead to further conflict in the future. All of the solutions only
lead to more hate and distrust.
There will always be hate until the people that have a reason to hate the other side are dead or no longer have any power.
My main point is that these atrocities that you are up in arms about are minor in comparison to what Israel could be doing if they really wanted. They
have a world viewpoint that everyone is out to get them because the bottom line is a lot of people hate them. Their perspective is that the only way
to defend themselves from violent extremists who live next door to them is to take swift action against them when they poke their head up.
The best question to ask yourself is: What would you do in Israels shoes?