a reply to: smithjustinb
That's a fair question. Why feel sorry for you? This one's going to be tough to explain and I wondered whether I should word it that way. I hope
my explanation doesn't make it worse.
While reading your post I could hear the outrage, righteous anger, and frustration in your words. It reminded me of the many people who said, "But
he promised I could keep my plan if I liked it. He promised he would be a uniter. He promised ..... He said ......"
Of course Obama is dishonest. Some knew it before he was elected, others have picked it up as we went along. There is no reasonable excuse for those
who voted for him in 2012.
In the same way, of course Hamas is not interested in peace. Of course Hamas is the aggressor, of course Hamas' rockets violate International law.
Of course Hamas doesn't care a snap for the lives of the people of Gaza. Of course Israel is fighting Hamas in a much more measured and civilized
manner than any other nation would. There is no reasonable excuse for those who support Hamas.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in pointing out that certain posters are either uninformed, blind haters of Israel, supporters of Hamas, or people
that just like to stir up trouble on the Internet. As you've learned, however, people who claim over and over that Israel is committing genocide, or
wants to gobble up more and more land in other countries, or doesn't care about civilians being killed, are pretty much immune to reason. They've
created a reality of their own to which certain facts can not be admitted.
Sometimes a logical argument dents their cramped little reality. I've had that happen a few times. You'll know when it occurs because the
Anti-Israel poster who had been swarming all over you will suddenly disappear. They'll run away rather than admit their wrong.
Notice that their tiny little world view allows for no criticism of Hamas. When Hamas does terrible things, they'll try to make it Israel's fault.
Normal people can admit to faults on both sides, pointing out specific instances where each side went wrong. Anti-Israelis can't bring themselves to
I don't know if I've answered your question, but I've tried to explain my thinking. May I say that I'm tremendously grateful to you and some
other posters who are not surrendering to madness and insanity, but are insisting on a reasonable understanding of the area?