Originally posted by Target Earth
reply to post by airspoon
I know they are a terror, but are they a terror because they have to be? After thousands of years either in exile or slavery, To me it is
understandable why they don't play around.
you are a soldier???, and as everybody knows you don't win wars being politically correct.
It's not that I am so blinded by my backing of Israel that I don't see they do a lot of horrible stuff, It's just I understand why they are the
way they are.
Of course they don't have to be a terror. Nobody is forcing them to terrorize Palestine. I can almost guarantee that if they stopped terrorizing the
Palestinians, a lasting and effective peace agreement would be realized.
Israel seems to have no problem agreeing to peace agreements and cease fires, only to ignore the terms dictated by those cease fires and peace
agreements. After ignoring these terms, the Palestinians send a few harmless rockets and Israel along with the MSM goes on and on about how
Palestinians are sending rockets, without even mentioning why. It's because Israel ignores the terms that it agrees to. I can all but guarantee that
the rockets would stop if Israel stops. After all, what would be the benefit to Palestine? It is a great benefit to Israel because it gives them an
excuse to press harder on Palestine, ultimately helping their end goal of ridding the region of Palestinians.
Am I a soldier? Yes, I am and I'm also a Jew. I completely understand the Jewish struggle but this really has no bearing on their current behavior.
They are currently in "Israel" because they feel entitled to this land that god supposedly gave them thousands of years ago. If that isn't
religious extremism and fundamentalism, then I don't know what is. If the Jewish people simply wanted to live a life free of oppression, they have a
plethora of countries that they could settle in, such as the US, Canada, Germany or the UK just to name a few.
With that being said, I completely support the state of Israel. However, I do not support their policies of genocide and propaganda. They could easily
maintain a peaceful existence right their in the "holy land" without doing what they are doing. It is more than obvious that they are trying to
realize their ultimate goal of ridding the immediate region of Arabs so that they can have a whole-Jewish Israel and rebuild the Temple on the
I can remember as a little boy in class, the Rabbi used to always speak about how the temple will be built and most likely in our lifetimes. They
would then go on about why it isn't being built now, because of those dirty Arabs. They even have the blue prints for the new temple, down to the
very finest detail, including the furniture. All they are waiting for is an excuse to level the Mosque.
Now, my condemnation of Israeli policies is because of my compassion. However, my loyalty is much stronger than my compassion, as is the case with
many soldiers. Because of this, If war broke out between Israel and any other country than America and if Israel reached out to me to fight on their
behalf, I would. Of course my loyalties to my own country are much stronger so I would never pick Israel over my own country. You must understand the
difference between loyalty and compassion, right? Please don't fool my compassion for my loyalty. There is a fine line there but not as thin as one
My compassion wants to see change in that region and my activism is based upon that compassion. I'm saying this because I want to dispel the falsely
perceived bias against Israel that some may think I have. I have no bias against against Israel and if I saw the Arabs or Persians doing the same
things, my activism would be against them too. I even believe that Israelis would be much better off if only peace could be realized with the Arabs,
and unfortunately, I see Israel standing in the way of that peace.
Edited to add: "almost" before "guarantee", the third word in the third sentence of the first paragraph under the first quote.
[edit on 4-6-2010 by airspoon]