Originally posted by subz
Are you assuming that what people link to is considered fact? Did you have any criteria to base your tally on? Did you examine the voracity of the
links submitted in this thread? If I linked to a wikipedia that was written by some biased authour would you throw that into my 'side' as a factual
See, its obvious you didn't even look at the links provided, to verify their data yourself. None was to Wiki, and the one of dubious credibility was
condemning Israel. The rest were legitimate news sources and official documents. At least I read the links posted by those whose views differ from
my own. Why didn't you do the same?
What you are calling rhetoric I class as people's opinions, which is what this discussion board solicits. We dont want people to only quote external
sources and copy and paste URLs, we want to hear what they think and what they have to say. That is to be backed up with pertinent quotes and links if
needed, but not necessary.
Opinion, backed by nothing, yet regurgitated again and again is rhetoric
. I don't want people to quote external sources only
but how do you expect to change anyone's mind if you don't? So, I like to see opinions backed up by fact. It may change my mind. And if you
don't expect to effect change, then just blog, where you don't get so much feedback, and you can vent all you like without uncomfortable truths
No one is forcing anyone to believe what you or I say, that is up to the reader to decide. If you feel you have said as much as you can on the topic
and that you are convincing, fine, leave it at that. But dont try and paint some kind of superior picture of your 'side' based on the number of URLs
posted or quoted in this thread, that's useless.
Well, we've got one person
demanding that we prove that the UN is worthless, and you
condemning the sources that do. And you are
right, it is up to the reader to decide. I just find facts more convincing than verbiosity. By comparing the numbers of cited sources, I was hoping
that instead of whining about it, someone would get off their duff and back up the anti-Israeli argument. Aparently that requires more work than just
mouthing dissaproval. If this were an academic paper, intelligence, or legitimate news, sources would be everything
. So don't complain. Do