posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 06:56 PM
reply to post by hellobruce
See thats funny, because by that token, the US should have turned Afghanistan to smoking glass, Iraq into a nuclear wasteland, and every tin pot
dictator ship on the Earth into a total picture of devastation. Britain should have carpet bombed Derry, and every centre of paramilitary power in
Ireland, and Spain should have done the same to ETA freindly regions of thier nation.
And of course, they bloody well SHOULDNT have done that, because that would be outright murder of civilians. By the same token, turning an entire
region into a concentration camp is not a fair or indeed proportionate response to the level of threat posed by Hamas in the area. There is no REASON
why the area cannot be supplied with food and medical supplies, other than the to enact the torture of the innocent. As the Israelis well know, the
terrorists are the only ones who can get medical supplies and food, and they get it wether there are boats comming in or not.
Its the non combatant civilians that are taking the brunt of this, even though it is not them who launch bottle rockets, shoot IDF members, or make
bombs. The reason this blockade is so wrong, is that appart from anything else, the IDF have the men, machinery, and intel to do a much more surgical
job of removing terrorists from the region. The Mossad are very capable of disposing of such people, and there is no reason why they would choose to
do otherwise, aside from wishing to hold an entire group of people hostage as punishment for crimes they have not personally committed.
There can be no legitimate arguement to support this decision, since it is the least humane way they could be dealing with the situation.
Hamas is not on the blockade boats. It is not the organisation which chopper drops marines onto humanitarian vessels, and misidentifies humanitarians
as terrorists. Hamas is a vile organisation, but it is not responsible for the level of response to its activities. That is the sole responsibility of
the Israeli government, who should damned well know better due to thier unique history.