posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 09:06 AM
i do understand your situation, and i certainly wish the people of israel no harm. And for posting your view without beng a jerk about it i commend
you. i just have a few points to comment on.
you said that "the media only lets us hear what they want"
while that is true (in nearly every country) the american media has arguably the largest pro-israel slant of any western media.
we hear news stories that say things like, "tanks rolled into Gaza in search of terroists destroy two houses containing suspected terrorists, there
are unconfirmed reports of 13 civilians also killed" then nothing else mentioned. Do you think its reasonable to assme that when you shell a
suspected terrorist house that the next door nieghbors are simply people trying to live thier lives? Do you understand that when a young boy sees
Israeli soliders rolling into thier town and blowing up a few houses in their neighborhood and killing thier dad and sister (with american supplied
weapons) that the odds are that young boy will become a terrorist himself?
Add that to the fact that propaganda (on both sides) fuels a fire insisting that the opposing side is intent on your peoples destruction, thus
continuing the battle.
during WWII japanese propaganda brainwashed japanese citizens that americans will rape the women and kill the children, and because of that when
americans came to help civilians caught in crossfire, japanese citizens would throw their babies off cliffs and then jump after them to avoid being
raped and killed.
Also you say that israel needs aid to fight surrounding enemies and you mention israel taking them on in the 6 day war.
but what you fail to mention is, like every war,there are multiple things that lead to war. Its not like Israel was just sitting there and were
attacked by arabs. In 1956 after a fight between israel and egypt israel invaded the sinai peninsula. it was later demilitarized and the UNEF remained
there to keep the peace. in 1964 israel began syphoning off water from the jordan river to pump to its drier regions. Then Jordan and others began a
dam project that would stop the river from entering israel and would route it to dry places in lebanon. israel subsequentlyattacked the
locations of the water diversion areas, leading to more tensions. In 1966 while on patrol of the jordan controlled west bank border an israeli tank
hit a landmine, it was claimed as a terrorist attack and israel launched an attack on the As-Samu village filled with mostly palestinian
refugees. after that the UN passed resolution 228 deploring "the loss of life and heavy damage to property resulting from the action of the
Government of Israel on 13 November 1966"
Israel and syria began having border squirmishes fighting over demilitarized zones in which israel wanted to farm. both countries claimed the land was
thiers, which erupted into a battle in which israel bombed bases and syria shelled border settlements, israel then sent in armored tractors to
continue plowing the field. On May 22, Egypt announced that the Straits of Tiran would be closed to "all ships flying Israel flags or carrying
strategic materials" Israel decided to launch a pre-emptive attack if the straits were not reopened. The UN proposed a diplomatic solution to
which egypt agreed and israel rejected ! The soviets passed a report to the egyptians that israel was amassing troops on the syrian border(which was
false) promting stepped up efforts by the arabs On June 5 israel launched a pre-emptive surprise attack on the egyptian air force. At the war's end,
Israel had gained control of eastern Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights,
later the UNSC adopted Resolution 242, the "land for peace" formula, which called for Israeli withdrawal "from territories occupied" in 1967. BTW
israels refusal to do so allows arab accusations that israel just wants to steal land. (even if they dont)