posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by TheRepublic
I can't believe you just compared warfare to stealing a car...
Nice try comparing everyday life to war though, a lot of people do it, it saddens me because it does those who died in war a disservice.
Illegal? In who's eyes? NATO's? The UN? So they had an option, they could have been overcome and slaughtered by the muslim nations surrounding them,
OR they could have smuggled weapons to which they could have fought with.
A lot of their weapons were also manufactured indigenously. Israelis have always been great at making weapons, the Merkava 4 for example, is one of my
favorite MBTs globally, can even act as a battlefield ambulance if you rig it correctly.
It's not about that anymore though. The fact of the matter is they are in a WARZONE, they are FIGHTING, people are DIEING. BOTH sides are committing
atrocities just as the US commits atrocities, just as any other nation has committed atrocities during war.
Curtis Le May said, after the brutal victory over Japan in WWII, that had the US lost the war, they would have all been tried as war criminals. He was
referring to the fire bombing they did in Japan. THAT was brutal and unnecessary, but it helped win the war.
History is written by the victors. Israel is a state today because they won.
[edit on 19-6-2008 by ShatteredSkies]