reply to post by buddhasystem
I must admit I'm almost speechless after having read this.
You firmly bought into the right-wing view of that's happening in the ME. On a simpler subject, what do you think about Israel's settlements?
What exactly is the Israeli agenda you are referring to then?
From what I know, Israel provided electricity to Gaza. The UN fail to prevent Hezbollah from arming. Gazans smuggle weapons but can't be bothered
to smuggle food. Doesn't really sound like Israel is the one causing the havoc.
I do disagree with further Israeli settlements, not because I feel the land is palestinian, or israeli land, but because somebody has to compromise in
order for peace to ever work.
I know Israel have arrested (or you could use the word abducted) palestinians. But that doesn't make the palestinians all innocent, it's ironic
that the numpty throwing rocks the day before felt tough then. Even if the recent UN report condemning Israel, it still condemns palestinians. So at
best you can argue both are as bad as each other, but it's questionable who is to blame for starting the conflicts.
Israeli agenda is no worse than palestinian agenda. And I'm being fair to even go that far, as we all know each rocket that gets fired into Israel
has to potential to kill several people, and count the rockets fired into Israel - equals many thousands. The intent to kill is there, it's not
Israel's fault that groups like Hamas and Hezbollah are incompotent with sub-standard weapons, that they hide under mosques and houses full of women
and children. If a ship full of women and children attacked New York with rockets that killed even 1 person, do you think that ship wouldn't get
blasted to hell!?
I'm not buying into anyone's else's ideas, this is my own conclusion based on the evidence and facts that are available. Not on islamic
propaganda, or conspiracies. Even iranian's don't buy into that crap anymore, and when the regime last friday tried to start chants of "death to
israel", the people shouted back "death to Russia, death to the dictator etc". Obviously they are upset with the soviet style coup d'etat tactics
that were used to steal the election.
The Iranian regime has been messing about with palestinians and lebanon so much, that some people blame Israel for the stupid conflicts this has
brought about. When Israel pulls out, the suicide bombers and men with rockets move in to store them in their families houses and mosques. This has
happened in Lebanon, possibly with chemical or bio rockets! Israel are damned if they do and damned if they don't in some people's minds.
[edit on 23-9-2009 by john124]