posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 05:48 AM
reply to post by backinblack
At least half those wars you list were STARTED by Israel..
Especially the 6 day war where they stole most of the land..
Not so. Most of the "wars" on that list involve action taken against the PLO - a paramilitary group that exists in a constant state of war against
Israel. For them - they declared war upon Israel back when Israel was granted independence by the UK.
Further - the Six Day War was initiated by the Arab nations as they organized and coordinated for an invasion. Israel made a preemptive strike and
seized land in doing so.
Invasion goes both ways. If you prepare and try to invade another nation, you can't really get all teary-eyed over being wiped out and invaded in
Sure - Israel "stole" land after the Arabs failed to exterminate them. Turn about is fair play.
The Arabs never wanted Israel there and were never asked what they thought..
How did you think they'd react to having their land stolen back then??
It wasn't their land. They were part of the United Kingdom - the entity that established Israel as a nation following World War II.
How the Arabs feel about it is really none of my concern. Most of those nations have proven to be less than reliable trade and diplomatic
Not to mention the FACT that Israel continues to steal land to this day..
This is also not true.
The Gaza strip is not recognized as a sovereign nation. It's just floating around out there in limbo. Israeli citizens (and many seeking Israeli
citizenship) reside and work in those regions. Paramilitary groups, such as the PLO, routinely assault and harass these citizens, as well as Israel
proper. As such - Israel continually extends its borders to represent its defense of its citizens and industry.
Hence why Palestine is seeking U.N. recognition of its sovereign status - to try and apply pressure on Israel and establish an enforceable border.
However, it is unlikely that it will accomplish the desired goal or affect the going trend - which has Israel simply absorbing the invalid territories
around it through sheer economic and social means.