Originally posted by detachedindividual
So, still no explanation or response about Israel committing war crimes...
Seriously, I'd love to see one pro-Israel poster state exactly why it is acceptable for Israel to break international law.
As for indoctrination, this is a propaganda war, and I expect to see such BS.
Still doesn't explain how Israel is supported by so many for committing war crimes.
Please, I really want to see one convincing argument that makes you think Israel is correct in what they are doing.
One question though.... what would YOU have be done to straighten the situation out? I would really like to see your solution.
I have had a few good discussions on possibilities before and will post below but really, what is the answer..... below is what came out of some
previous discussions both at work at ATS threads... it may not be the best answer or feasible but here it is:
OK, The Summary
Side A (those in charge) wants nothing short of side B leaving / dieing.
Side B isn't leaving and has a strong military to make sure that isn't happening.
Challenge #1 - How do you set up a successful permanent peace?
Side A cannot control the terrorist organizations since it is those organizations that have true control over the people and these terrorist
organizations will never let there be peace unless side B is gone.
Side B cannot truly have a peace if there is no end to side A attacks, it must respond militarily sooner or later and has, will, and will continue.
How do you fix this problem that must be fixed before going further?
The only solution that we discussed that was even close to feasible (Besides either side A or B killed, defeated, or moved) was a marshal plan
implemented by a neutral authority (and were not talking about the joke UN which would do nothing but steal money and let the violence continue) to
come in, establish order and infrastructure, and make these organizations illegal and root out the terrorists groups as was done with the Nazis after
Complete infrastructure renewal and economic security is a must or no plan will work with half the population without an income. So can this be done
is my first question. How to root out terrorism (it has to go or everything else is futile... also, economic security must come or everything else is
This is a big challenge and would have to be done with someone like Jordan or Egypt as the Side A would not accept any Western temporary government
and we would have to have an authority that could be acceptable to the Side A "non-terrorist group affiliation" portion of the population who truly
wants to live in peace going forward.
This "Authority" would have to also be truly committed to taking out the terrorist organizations head on (no wink, nod, launch some rockets and we
will shrug our shoulders kind of thing if you know what I mean).
So given that this was possible, and say Jordan or Egypt (for example) took care of business and established economic and physical security (yes with
western financial backing) and Palestinians would actually have hope of a normal life, I assume they may not want the terrorist back to screw it all
up again and you could actually have a lasting peace.
But, this will not work without economic security on and physical security.
Just a thought... I look forward to other feasible possibilities.
[edit on 11-1-2009 by infolurker]