Sorry if you are taking offence to my comments.
I have just stated that these events were set in motion by Hezbollah, knowing full well what the Israeli response would be to the kidnappings of their
soldiers. Without the kidnappings, the events occurring now in Lebanon/Israel do not occur.
As for my comments about civilians in war, I stand by them and I was not being flippant about it. Show me a war where civilians are not killed. You
may seem to think they are being intentionally targeted because they are civilians. I think that unfortunately, in a war especially where there are
close concentrations of combatants and civilians, civilian casualties are unavoidable even by the best trained of forces. Wars are messy, wars are
brutal, things go terribly wrong in wars sometimes, wars kill innocents and the guilty at the same time. That's why they are to be avoided.
My point in my description is that in this modern age, people have seemed to have lost a perception of the brutality that is war. They somehow think
that armed conflict can be waged with pinpoint accuracy, without innocents suffering, that has never been the case and still is not. At the same
time, again unfortunately, armed conflict is the only way some issues can still be decided. You may disagree with that statement, however history and
current events bear my argument out. That is not to say that armed conflicts shouldn't be avoided at all costs. However, sometimes disputes need to
still be settled in the way they ultimately always have been.
The point of the third paragraph was that if Israel really, really wanted to, they could really do massive damage to Lebanon in general. So far they
have selected narrow targets and attacked them with relatively (militarily speaking) minimum amount of force necessary to do the job. If this turns
in to a full fledged conflict you will see what I mean.
Where is the condemnation of Hezbollah rocket attacks back into Israel , targeting and killing, indiscriminately, innocent Israeli civilians. You
can't have it both ways and your initial post singled out Israel only as the instigator for responding to an attack.
I don't follow that
Israel is goading attacks upon itself so that it can move towards a not-so-hidden goal...Iran.
Again please tell me how Israel "goaded" an attack by Hezbollah, which incidentally, is what caused this whole thing to flare up. Place the blame
squarely where it belongs in this particular instance.
I don't think Israeli's and their supporters for the most part, are glad when the IDF kill civilians, can you say the same about Hezbollah and
their supporters when the do the same?