a reply to: roth1
The person who wrote that piece must be familiar with the next level BS borders at the edge of some ATS pages!
His references to the rockets "raining down on the heads of Israeli citizens" is very misleading indeed. The Iron Dome missile defence system has
been stupendously successful, so successful, that for all the thousands of rockets which have flown over the border there, THREE Israeli citizens have
been killed by rockets. Three. Not thirteen, not thirty. Three. So the assertion that rockets are raining down on the heads of civilians in Israel is
Furthermore, the writers opinion of those residents of Gaza who have rocket batteries on the roofs of their apartment buildings, or tunnels beneath
their family home, installed not by the residents, but by militants who wield such power there that to defy them means death for a person and/or his
family... It is utterly unsupportable.
The writer claims that these people should be treated as enemy combatants, because of their inability to prevent the use of their homes by militants.
UTTER GARBAGE! Total, and complete bloody ignorance at best, and at worse a blood hungry issuance of absolution for whatever action Israel wishes to
Let me be clear. When US and UK drone strikes kill a wedding party full of people, and ONE terror suspect, that is wrong. When one starts a full
scale, military invasion of a country, in order to hunt a relatively small number of sociopaths within that country, that is wrong. Sending tanks and
airstrikes to kill a shadow army, which has no uniform, no proper command structure, operates in cells, and cannot be combated in the same way as a
traditional military can be, that is wrong. When one tries to brush off hundreds of thousands of collateral deaths as the price of war, that is also
And by the very same token, Israel using high powered, sophisticated munitions and aircraft, to take out small numbers of poorly armed, well hidden
terrorists who are hiding in civilian rich environs is also wrong. Going ahead with this strategy is inhuman, and makes of Israel, what the brutality
of the Nazis made of them in history. If Israel wanted rid of Hamas, they would send in the experts. You see, Israel has the most effective, most
dangerous assassins of any nation the world over. The entire war could have been conducted without anyone being the wiser, and with less than a half
of one percent of the collateral casualties that have so far come about.
The fact is that the Israeli government have no wish to lessen the impact on the civilian population of Gaza, and people like the writer of this
propaganda article, are the reason why they get away with it!