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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
That is pretty much where I am at right now too. I am getting to the point where I think it is just better to bow to Israel. They clearly have no honor or restraint and are willing to go to depths that I don't wish to follow. Let them have it. This ain't worth it.
originally posted by: pavil
It's horrible if the compound was targeted for no military reason.
Hamas does have a history of storing arms and firing from such "safe" areas.
We need more info as to what exactly occurred. It sucks to have to attack a place that is attacking you when there is the potential for lots of civilian casualties. My hunch is that Hamas had launched some Motars, ect from that area. Of course Hamas will deny that. Maybe some aerial recom from drones will show what precipitated the attack.
Does Israel benefit from attacking a School with for no tactical reason? They would know there would bet massive blow back.
From the sounds of it, the attack hit a place OUTSIDE of the compound. The Israelis seem to have been targeting something, other than the school proper. They could have killed a lot more people had they hit the school dead on.
Need more evidence to see the whole chain of events.
originally posted by: bigfoot007
Its a figure of speak, lets remember that the land is not Israel's, it was given to them from the coalition after the second world war. This was not the coalitions land to give away. It was Palestine by defacto.
I say that Palestine is defending their house, and Israel is the burglar.
Here in the UK if someone enters your house you are not even allowed to defend yourself, because if you injure the bugler he will claim assault and will win in a court of law.
Hamas can attack the IDF all it wants and vice versa. The moment you carry out an attack near your own civilian population, you risk making them part of the war.
If Israel is attacking UN schools without provocation, it is as condemnable as Hamas launching Rockets at Israeli Civilians. I rarely hear a Hamas supporter bash them for that. Some Hamas Supporters seems to give carte blance to any attack Hamas does. Intentionally targeting civilians is not supportable. At the same time, attacking a foe entrenched in a civilian population is a very tough situation
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: MALBOSIA
The defenders of Israel's actions always say Israel does have restraint because if Israel wanted to they could destroy Gaza entirely in a matter of hours.
Because destroying Gaza in one fell swoop wouldn't piss the world off or anything, but destroy Gaza in a slow series of strikes while blaming it on Hamas and the Gazan's themselves may keep the world's blinders on.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States said it was "appalled" by the shelling of another United Nations-run school in Gaza on Sunday and called for a "full and prompt" investigation.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
We have a young politician here in Canada, Justin Trudeau, that became leader of our Liberal party a short time ago. He was asked almost immediately what his approach to terrorism would be. His answer was somewhere along the lines of "we need to understand them and find out why they are so angry and what can we do to fix it at it's root". HOLY COW did he get his butt handed to him in the MSM. "young and naive" is how our media interpreted Justin's views on how this should be handled.
Terrorism is not a problem it is a plan. It wad decided before we were even afraid of it, how it was going to be dealt with and "understanding" it was never part of the plan.