Originally posted by Jacob08
Well i think it's more of a sad and deadly cycle. When you deprive someone of food, water, dignity and other basics we take for granted even the best
of us would have trouble remaining "civilized."
I find this cycle all too present in today's time... we are supposed to be heading towards civility, not barbarism.
If you push someone long and hard enough, they WILL push back.
The game of today's governments seems to be to get everyone to ignore the disgusting things they do to other people, and yet make them look like
irrational hate filled monsters if they dare to do anything in retaliation.
I'm not saying the response from Hamas was necessary... but then again, what feasible options do they have on the table?
Just look at the history of the region... Israel continues to grow, and Palestine continues to get bulldozed over to make way for Israel. If anyone
resists, they're eliminated.
Of course someone's going to respond radically.
As disgusting as it is, I think Hamas is acting in this manor because they know Gaza will be plowed over to make way for Israeli expansion regardless
of whether they resist or not... and I think they're in the mentality of "We'll sting em before we're squished".
If only Israel would open dialogue with other countries over the possibility of allowing the people to get out.
I'm quite sure Lebanon wouldn't mind taking refugees, same with Iran.
Lebanon is formed by the same people, and Iran, well... they have no quarrels with diversity, they've got quite the mix of ethnicity in their
... then again, if only Egypt hadn't agreed to the terms of the Oslo Accords which gave Israel military control over the Gaza strip.
If Gazas borders were respected as a sovereign nations borders, Israel wouldn't be willing to starve them out of their land.
But they're not considered a sovereign nation by Israel, they are considered to be their property.
[edit on 31-12-2008 by johnsky]