posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:49 AM
Valid point, and there are two points of view i would reply to that, neither mine, both theoretical.
First being, if someone came into my or anyones house, raped or murdered their family, wife, children, etc, then it is not uncommon, as a human,
to have no values or reason left in life but to seek revenge upon those who did it. Not judging whether its right or wrong, just saying that its
average human nature to be deranged and irreperably maddened by such an event, to such a degree that it can usually be somewhat reasonably
Second being, the assumption in your statement is that the crime has been done and these people are lashing out in retaliation. I would put
forth the idea that for many people still in palestine, they are trying to lash out BEFORE their family has died, due to actions the israelis are
taking that can reasonably be concluded to lead to their deaths, and in that vein, yes, it is reasonable for these people to use force to protect
their families, as nothing else so far is shown to have a reasonably fair chance of success.
This demonstrated principle is not only limited to palestine. In columbia, the FARC was criticized for a long time for using force as a method
of social change, for fighting for what they believed. The US demanded they put down their weapons and join the political government process if they
wanted recognition....which they did. Within 2 years 5000 ex farc government officials were assassinated....which demonstrates what happens in
situations where one side is allowed to use force and another is not. Im sure many people could see the message from that period of events, and see
how it applies in other situations, ie in other american proped up dictatorships.