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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Is it Ironic that people on ATS will sit from the comforts of their home and watch a live feed of the bombings....
But then condemn israelies who set out on chairs and watch the bombings?
Just saying......seems a little hypocritical
The year is 2014; it's time to quit blaming Israel for regaining THEIR nation in 1947, and pretending that's why Muslim extremists keep launching rockets at Israel TODAY.
originally posted by: jhn7537
Honestly, what is the end game for Israel here? They want to occupy the whole area that the Palestinians currently control? Genocide? If what I'm hearing in the commentary is true, these people are stuck in their place, no water, who even knows how much food they have and living with the unknown to when the next bomb will hit.... Talk about being in between a rock and a hard place.... I'm not saying there is a "right" side here, both sides of the conflict have bad people who have done bad things, but there is WAY too much collateral damage going on here. At times we can be such a brilliant species, but at other times we act like such primitive idiots...
Israel has no interest in occupying Gaza. Never have, never will.
The IDF is rooting out underground tunnels, weapons depots, and missile launchers so that Israeli citizens might enjoy a couple of years of peace until Hamas reloads again and initiates another conflict.
originally posted by: 12m8keall2c
to watch the live stream here, at what would seem daybreak in palestine is too ominous to watch for any length of time.
the near, in not constant whir of drones overhead, coupled with not knowing where the next hellfire missile or 'bomb' will drop. is just too foreboding a scenario to witness/watch for any length of time, IMHO.
It's the start of a New Day.... and yet all they can do is sit. wait and watch for the next 'incoming'
now..... that's not to say the 'supposed innocents' are actually innocent, as Hamas has quite the reputation for firing off their stuff from resifential, community type locations...
but..... damn.... to have to live with and awake to such seems a place. I'd do my level best to vacate at the earliest chance possible.
what gets me the most are the folks who 'allow' Hamas to 'set up shop' in their building/neighborhood, etc.... to fire their rockets into Israel....
All the while Knowing Full Well.... the retaliation they'll suffer as a result will be FAR more formidable than the coupla 'bottle rocket' equivalents fired off basically all willy nilly.
I'd be outta there in a heartbeat, or at least protesting them doing so from my/our location.
Of course, with Hamas, you might just find yourself Shot Dead for protesting their efforts as you likely will from allowing the same.
makes not a tinkers damn bit of sense, but, yet, it continues..... day in, and day out.
I just feel for the folks with no connection or interest in either... of which there has to be hundreds/thousands..
but, given the circumstances, what are they to do... with no where to really go.
it's a sad state of humanity, IMHO.... and I'll just leave it at that.
originally posted by: gladtobehere