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as Israel, with Bush's blessing, expands its initial militaristic bullying of Gaza into a full-scale invasion of Lebanon, with daily escalation of the violence threatening to ignite the whole Middle East, a version of Oliver Hardy's famous line springs readily to mind: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten us into."
It is clear by the ease and speed with which Israel's military moved systematically into Gaza, destroying the basic infrastructure of that hemmed-in captive community of a million impoverished human beings, that this had nothing to do with "rescuing" a "kidnapped" soldier, and everything with attempting to destroy the elected government of the nascent Palestinian state. Israel initiated this act of aggression after weeks of rocket and shelling attacks against the territory--including one which killed eight members of a family on a beach outing--all of which provocation took place without any criticism from the US.
Originally posted by Cutwolf
The kidnapping of the soldiers was the straw that broke the camels back. Israel finally had enough of the little whiny mosquitos and now they're swatting them.
[edit on 18-7-2006 by Cutwolf]
Originally posted by dgtempe
Dont shoot the messenger. I simply think that this government is constantly instigating others. I will not retract my words on this one.
destroying the basic infrastructure of that hemmed-in captive community of a million impoverished human beings, that this had nothing to do with "rescuing" a "kidnapped" soldier, and everything with attempting to destroy the elected government of the nascent Palestinian state
It doesn't take much of a foreign affairs background to predict that such an all-out assault on the Palestinian people would elicit a response from the Palestinian people's closest ally, the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, and respond Hezbollah did.
I simply think that this government is constantly instigating others
Originally posted by faran69
more than anyone else i would love to be corrected myself ? can u answer me something ?? how come there is so many earthquakes and what in the world a living dinosaur doing in africa ? in 2006 ?? how ?? i would like things like BBC CNN to clear these factors which could everntualy lead many people to a lot of conclusions.
once again sorry if i offended anyone, i am very sorry again.
Originally posted by marg6043
I agree with you Dg, the soldiers were the excuse .
How many soldiers are kidnapped in Palestine or killed?
If Palestine's or anybody else take prisoners they are called kidnap and act of terrorism.