posted on Mar, 17 2007 @ 05:53 PM
Originally posted by mazzroth
Read these statistics mate and tell me what you think ok.
I would like an honest comment and not some sarcastic dribble.
For starters, let me state that I don't necessarily agree with all the tactics used in the Israel/Palestine conflict and I don't think either side
That said, Israel doesn't hide in schools and hospitals, they don't hide amongst housing so as to bring more damage to the public etc.
The palestinian way of waging their war is one that draws the public into the fight. Israel has little choice but to go after the targets, even if
they are in the midst of civilian areas.
They also tend to show little mercy when sometimes a little mercy is called for. I once had the opportunity to attend a private dinner with Ariel
Sharon in NYC. There were about 30 or so people at the dinner and Sharon sat and ate dinner with everyone and then he started talking about the
conflict and what I got out of it was that he basically felt that the palestinian fighters behaved like animals based on the tactics mentioned above
and that they should, therefore, be treated as such. It was not a pleasant talk and my wife and I were not alone in the thinking that the road to
peace would need a more open minded thinker.
Then the fat man hit on my wife.
Mazzroth, take a peek at the numbers in Iraq. Similar type situation. They operate in public, dress in civillian clothes etc. You're going to
cause far more collateral damage that way and they want that. In their eyes they see it as bringing more eyes and more help to their cause.
It doesn't work, which is clear.