posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 04:48 PM
I would like to start by saying that I absolutely do not condone the innocent killing of civilians on both sides, due to to arrogant political
ideologies that are both as bad as one another. I also cant understand why people are taking sides on this. Thousands of people on both sides are
being killed, on one side, by aircraft and missile attacks, on the other side, through rocket attacks and suicide bombings. How can you have sympathy
for one lot of civilians, and not for the rest? Its absolutely pathetic, and frankly bordering on racist or hate for another culture!!!!!
Does anyone actually know the reason
why the latest ceasefire collapsed? Well here it is:
On November 5, 2008 the ceasefire began to break down after Hamas militants digging infiltration tunnels into Israel were discovered by Israeli
Defense Forces and fired upon. Hamas responded with a barrage of rockets which led to Defense Minister Ehud Barak giving approval for Operation Cast
Lead, a series of airstrikes across Gaza, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after discussion with Barak decided to put the operation on hold
Now in my opinion they are both to blame and the reality is, that innocent people are caught in the crossfire and deaths will occur.
Hamas shouldnt have been "digging" where they were, and Israel shouldnt have played the shoot first ask questions later card (as they do so often).
So with this knowledge, why do people post anti-semitic remarks and derogatory comments towards Israel, and while others crticise Hamas for ending the
ceasefire (or is it due to their religious beliefs or culture). Both sides have repeatedly said that the war is not of a religious nature but of a
political nature, so there is no need for those comments.
I know we should all have freedom of speech, but the amount of hate and some of the comments out of people are just unbelievable. In fact I would even
go so far as to say to the mods, and the head honchos of the site to ban talking about this, not that this is realistic. All it is doing is damaging
friendhsips, bringing out the worst in people and cluttering the boards, and all because none of us no the real ideas behind the entire conflict. So
should we get rid of the Israel/ Hamas threads mods?
I hope for ATS's sake, that visitors dont take a look at this site and sterotype it based on the disgusting comments being spewed out by us, it does
nothing for the reputation and credibility of this site.
Peace to all of you, and please try and look from both sides