posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 08:28 PM
reply to post by rubberHead
sigh!!! I always wonder when someone brings up the concepts of a fair fight and proportional response in war. Being an ex military man I can tell
you truthfully that you want no such thing. You want overwhelming force and massive firepower. If you can sneak up on the enemy and stab him in the
back before he even knows your there all the better.
Your men are pinned down by heavy fire coming from a building you know has civilians in it, you say a prayer for them and you call in a strike on
the building. Those are your men dying your duty is to them.
I think Patton hit it on the head when he said that no poor bastard ever served his country by dying. He serves his country by making the other poor
bastard die for his.
Israel and the United States do not intentionally or as a policy advocate the targeting of civilians. We have spent billions creating precision
guided weapons to limit colateral damge amoung civilians. Hamas sends a crude rocket over with the sole intent of producing civilian casualties. That
is the critical point.
Israel should burn their crops, raze their houses, turn off their water, everything it can to drive the civilians off and then It should come in and
with devestating force deal with the terrorist and extremist left. As payment for having to deal with this mess they should get to keep the areas
This is war. In war there will always instances of brutality and depravity.
Civilians will be killed and innocent people harmed. These are just a few reasons that it should be avoided
The defining attribute that makes the difference is that with Israel these are the exceptions not the norm. With the PLO Hamas, Hezbolha, this is not
Fair play is for those safe sitting on the sidlines while others do the fighting.
[edit on 16-1-2010 by Phedreus]