posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 05:33 AM
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
Hamas calls for Israels destruction. If given their way, they would commit genocide on every Israeli out there. They get rockets from Iran and Sudan
smuggled through the Sinai in order to attack Israel. The rockets have no chance of ever doing serious damage to Israel, they are a terror weapon.
Their purpose is to cause fear and panic in the Israeli population to disrupt the Israeli government. When fired, the Israeli government has no choice
but to respond and try to destroy the launchers and shut down the tunnels.
Specifically, Hamas places the launchers of these rockets in heavily urbanized areas, next to schools, hospitals, and other civilians. Their aim is to
have the launcher destroyed but cause significant civilian casualties amongst their own people in order to get people like you around the world
inflamed against Israel and turn public opinion away. Specifically they're looking for the global Muslim public opinion, as it makes them viewed as
the victim and Israel the heartless monster, which brings more foreign fighters to support them and encourages foreign support from Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, and the various emirates.
So when you say 2-3 vs 1000 you are completely oversimplifying the situation. Israel has conducted a very limited ground operation with the objective
of wiping out smuggling tunnels; they are not indiscriminately shelling Gaza population centers. Their airstrikes are targeting the launchers but
invariably there will be misses, and because Hamas uses it's own people as sacrificial lambs and bullet shields, there will inevitably be large
But, you know, just gloss over that. Just gloss over the fact that Hamas is now the legitimate ruling party of a sovereign Palestinian nation, and yet
violates the Geneva Conventions on a regular basis. They build tunnels into Israel to smuggle in operatives to conduct kidnappings and murders and
suicide bombings. They acquire long range artillery, place it in their own population centers to use their own people as shields, adn then use them to
target civilian population centers. Their fighters bear no markings, no uniforms or even a badge of sorts to identify them as such. But yeah, because
Israel constantly has it's territory violated, it's people killed, and it's cities attacked with rockets that their response is somehow the
aggressor here. The only reason the death toll is so lopsided is because of the capabilities and discipline differences between the two, but if this
were an even fight you'd be seeing more like 1 million dead Israelis. Intent of the aggressors matters more than capabilities.