Originally posted by JudahMaccabbi
I still stand by what I said.
IRA did not indiscriminantly rocket attack British residential areas. Their attacks concentrated on the Military. Hezbullah's primary attacks are
against Israel's residential areas which provides no military benefit. Hezbullah's support of Palestinians in bombing Malls and Cafes may be a
parallel as you talk about.
I will try and be patient with you, as you clearly do not get what we are saying here, have no knowledge of the conflict and clearly can't be arsed
to read up on it.
So, I'll take your indiscriminate rocket attacks and raise you with a 3,000lb bomb in Manchester City Centre on a Saturday morning, which
incidentally I - and about 40,000 other casual shoppers had to run for my life from - the explosion of which was so powerful that it was heard 8
miles away, injured 206 people and destroyed 70,000 square meters of the city.
Or, if the level of terror there doesn't satisfy your weird fantasy that no one else has ever experienced anything like Israeli's do, how about the
bombs in Warrington, the first of which was designed to rupture a high pressure gas main and the second of which was strategically placed at one end
of a major shopping street, in a cast iron bin with the deliberate intent of turning the bin into a fragmentation "grenade" for maximum
killing/injury power at the point where it was calculated that surviors of the first blast would run to, and timed to explode a few minutes later
when they got there.
Or how about the mortar attack on Downing Street that was intended to assasinate the Prime Minister?
Or maybe the Brighton Hotel bombing which was undertaken during the height of a Conservative Party Conference, in which a normal, public hotel was
blown to pieces in an attempt to wipe out the entire upper tier of the British Government.
Maybe the blast in Enniskillen which killed 11 people attending a WW2 rememberance day parade and injured 63 others.
Or how about lobbing mortar bombs into the worlds busiest airport (at time - Heathrow) and also into the other major London Airport Gatwick.
This is/was an organisation with the following record;
1100 members of the UK armed forces and Royal Ulster Constabulary killed
600-650 Cilivians killed
6000 members of the UK armed forces injured
14,000 Civilians injured.
Now, having read that, tell me how that level of terror was any different than what people in Israel are experiencing right now.
Then tell me why, if the UK didn't see fit bomb the crap out of the Civilian infrastructure in Ireland and managed to remain restrained, Israel feels
it has to carry out genocide in Lebanon?
But don't EVER tell me its not a valid comparison, because it sure as hell is.