reply to post by Gorman91
Not to go too far off subject but it really wouldn't matter whether the aid workers were violent or not. The intent of the Israelis that day, were
crystal clear. This was not some normal boarding party, coming to inspect the cargo of a ship, rather this was an armed, heli-born commando raid at
night. Such operations are designed to bring a ship down, not a simple cargo inspection. You don't launch such a raid unless you mean to take the
ship down. If the aid workers were violent, then they had every right to be, as they came under attack. It really is that simple and doesn't take a
rocket scientist to see.
As far as both countries being barbarians, I find that statement to be highly anti-semitic... against both the Arabs and Jews. To make such a wide
generalization, is wholly unwarranted. Sure, their is some ignorance involved, as well as tyranny, murder and human rights abuses but most of that is
committed by one side... Israel.
Look at it this way, if your house was broken into and your wife was being raped while your property was being carted out the back door. Would you
fight back? If you had a weapon, would you try to shoot the invaders? Now, what if you did fight back, but you were charged with murder. What if the
media only started to shout that you had murdered a bunch of people without putting it into context by stating why you fought back and why you had to
That's kind of what's happening here, only on a much bigger scale. The media is reporting murder and violence, without putting it into context or
reporting on the invaders/tyrants/burglars violence. So, all people are hearing, is about the rockets and suicide bombers of Palestine. People then
fail or neglect to actually look into to it to find the whole truth and so condemn the Palestinians as terrorists, just like you would be condemned as
a murderer had the media only reported on you killing the intruders without putting the situation into context.
Israel isn't reacting to a terrorist group named Hamas, rather Hamas was created to confront the actions of Israel as a protection for the
Palestinian people. Some may argue that Israel wouldn't hurt the Palestinians if it wasn't for Hamas and thus Hamas is bad for the Palestinians but
that argument is not based on any kind of valid research. Israel was oppressing and murdering the Palestinians long before Hamas was even a thought in
anyone's head. Hamas surely couldn't have been the excuse back then. Without Hamas, the Palestinian people would have no way to answer Israel's
attacks, even though their "answers" are nowhere near as strong as they should be.
Also, as far as the US threatening Turkey, I suggest you follow the link provided in both the OP and the post right above yours. For further
verification, do a simple google search. It's there for people who choose not to ignore it. It's there for people who choose to deny ignorance.