posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by StevenDye
Yes, well I was troubled by the assumption some were making that because the US and Blair are saying that Hamas is the one who started it that they
really believe that to be the case.
Apparently, some people do not realize that politicians lie to the people in order to forward their political positions. Such as when the US insisted
that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction posed an imminent threat to the US and justified our unprovoked attack.
Labeling a group or a person "terrorist" is a political ploy to justify any action taken by the "victim" of that terrorism. This is not to say
that there are in fact no actual wrongdoers, or instigators of aggression, but rather to say that in today's political climate, any cry of
"terrorist" should be examined closely to see if it is being used as an excuse to forward an existing agenda.
After all, "terrorism" is a point of view only. American revolutionaries would have been considered "terrorists" by the British monarchy at the
time, would they not? And yet we consider them heros. And I am quite certain the in the minds of the Palestinians, they are being terrorized by
Israel, and vice versa.
It is a political ploy to apply a label, so that people only look at the label and not at the actual circumstances, at who did what to whom first, and
what circumstances historical and otherwise led up to those actions.
Historically, both sides have committed wrongs against each other. In this particular instance, it seems pretty clear that Israel is the provocateur
if what the UN spokesperson is saying is reliable.
[edit on 6-1-2009 by Illusionsaregrander]