I understand the nature of deterence, but I think the hypocrisy lies in allowing some countries to use it as an option, and punishing others for
pursuing the exact same strategy. Israel is no better than any other garden variety oligarchy, but they get special treatment because they're
blackmailers. It's a sign of weakness that we gave in to their demands for a country so easily. They went in, took the land another group of people
were living on, and slaughtered or imprisoned all the natives...wait, where have I heard that before?
Nevermind. I understand perfectly why Israel has carte blanche. They're like us, they don't play, they snatch. It's the rule of nature, and I'm
more than fine with that. What pisses me off is when individuals are punished for engaging in the same behavior as the nation states that make money
off our suffering. If they can take theirs, why can't we take ours? They don't get locked up and beaten and raped when they rob people, why do
I disagree. I think evidence exists implicating Israel (or at least some radical elements of it) in nuclear attacks since the late 80's. That small
country surrounded by a billion arabs put themselves in that position. They got kicked out of practically every other country they lived in, because
governments couldn't deal with the fact that the Jews have their own laws and their own courts and their own morals, all of which differ
signifigantly from the status quo. It's their fault they're in that position, I have no sympathy for people who shoot themselves in the foot.
You think nuclear weapons are the only option to prevent the eradication of Israel? They can do plenty of damage with IAF and mobile armor divisions.
They would suffer from artillery, but that's the price you pay when you pop a squat in your arch enemy's gun sights. If anything their country
should be easier to defend because it's so small and they have such a huge defense budget (entirely subsidized by the American taxpayers I might
The middle east IS a bad neighborhood, so go somewhere else. They stole that bad neighborhood and now they're complaining about it, or rather,
you're complaining about it on their behalf? Weak, dude.
I think the reason Iran wants to destroy Israel, has something to do with the temple mount, yeah, might have something to do with that.
again, if I were Israel, I wouldn't be having their problems right now. I would have gone 'door to door' asking for a place to stay, I wouldn't
have jacked somebody elses house. And yeah, I know they got the land jacked from them a long time ago, but follow that logic through; that means the
Palestinians are entitled to take it back because they too used to live there. It's an endless cycle of violence, and that's precisely why we
shouldn't be involved.
I'm not pretending they're the only aggressor. We're all aggressors.
I don't know if the arabs would have nuked Israel. I think they would restrain themselves for precisely the same reason India and Pakistan have been
able to hold off. The reality of nuclear war should be enough to deter any thoughts that it would be an easy decision. I don't see arabs as mad
salivating dogs, which is apparently how you see them. I trust in every man to do what's best for his country, or not, I care little. If they screw
up and die, that means more acres for me.
Life is tough. I'm not crying that they're not playing by the rules. I'm just saying they should be prepared for their enemies to follow their
example. Don't set an example if you aren't prepared to see it followed.