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Originally posted by IAF101
Originally posted by Woland
The problems involving Israel’s existence in the Middle East affects us all,,,,,,
"problems involving Israel's existence" ??
Israel has no problem existing. It existed before "allah" and Mohamad and will continue to exists; despite the Arabs and their terrorist brethren.
Originally posted by The Revanchist
reply to post by Lavey2
Here's an article from the Jerusalem Post. It's funny how you can't find this story anywhere else I did a quick google search to find out what you guys were talking about and I couldn't find it any where.
I think it is a noble ideal and I wish more people followed it. What I did show was that when this is infringed upon, it can, and has, descended in to the "tit for tat" that you describe. Sometimes you have to be the person to say "enough, let's stop", but your, apparent, inflexibility on this, doesn't allow for this path to be taken.
"Leave me and mine in peace - or not - but upon your attack, I'll take measures to ensure you and yours will never again attack me or mine. Of that I'll make certain."
Well existence is conflict, the laws we enact are there to dissuade us (in your terms the cost/benefit principle) and limit the damage we can do to others. Laws are merely the extension of this basic individualism. Thus, how do we know what should be tolerated on an international scale if we don't codify it? We state our expectations and (while I can understand and accept as rational your belief that they should be less prohibitive) once agreed, it is not acceptable to break, nor condone the breaking of, these laws with the justification that 'they did it first'.
Rules of conflict only benefit cowards and unjust people.
BEIRUT (AP) - A Lebanon-based Al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility Thursday for a rocket attack against Israel this week, saying it was in retaliation for the Jewish state's crackdown on protesters at a Jerusalem shrine.
The claim from a group calling itself the Battalions of Ziad Jarrah came two days after a rocket was fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, causing no casualties. Lebanese troops subsequently found and dismantled four rockets in the village of Houla near the border with Israel.
The claim of responsibility, made on a Web site often used by Islamic militants,
Originally posted by Emerald The Paradigm
reply to post by dooper
You miss one BIG point.
Israel has been blockading Gaza, spying on Lebanon, spying on the U.S., causing assassinations in Iran, etc.
Stop trying to make excuses for the Zionists that changed their names from Nazi about several decades ago.
See the bigger picture.
Israel blocks and imprisons 1.5 million people, so do the math, of course they are going to have millions of people hating them.