reply to post by johnny2127
Notice you said "Hamas" and not "Palestinians".
So if this action is correct in your view, Britain would have had every right during the 70's and 80's to bomb all hell out of Ireland, regardless
of the civilian population?
Oh, wait, that's different. Yeah, it's different because Ireland isn't a prison where the people are subjected to the whims of the Israel
If Israel really wanted to end the Hamas violence, they could have. It is much easier to infiltrate an organization and dismantle it through
intelligence and well-placed operatives.
But they don't do this, no country does, and why?
Because every nation needs an enemy they seemingly "cannot control" in order to excuse military action.
The same way the USA used AQ to bomb Afghanistan and then Iraq.
What better way is there to eradicate a nation and seize the land, while convincing your people that you are working to protect them (thereby securing
an election win)?
This slaughter is about winning an election, maintaining the battle for decades to come, and using the next generation of Hamas fighters created
through this action to excuse anything they want to do in the future against that nation.
I can tell you what is going to happen.
Israel will not beat Hamas. Hamas will grow on the orphans created by Israel.
The election will go forward and the Israeli people will vote for a government willing to attack Gaza and "defend them from terrorism".
Then, and only then, will Israel pull out of Gaza under international pressure, and the terrorism against Israel will continue.
Then, they'll do this alll over again when the Israeli government needs to convince its people that it is "fighting terrorism to protect them".
How on earth do you end a terrorist organisation by bombing thousands of people? You don't, you only create more of those willing to fight against
you. That is why the actions of Israel are so deeply horrendous. It makes it clear that they have no desire to "end the terrorism", they want to
create more of it.
I for one will never again have any sympathy for Israel.
There are no words to adequately describe how I feel about that nation right now. And if I did use words that even try to describe my animosity toward
that nation, I fear I would be banned.
Nothing, not even a thousand pebble-like Hamas rockets raining down on a corner of Israel right now, would excuse their actions.
In the words of the great Stephen Fry "Religion, # it"