reply to post by flice
I am not sure whether it is confusion or intentional muddying of the water.....
When did I say that the US should send a penny to any country? Protect them?
Please explain how you made such a drastic error in your ASSumptions?
By protect them, do you mean typing the facts into a text box, even though the facts defend a country that I dislike? oh, I dont know....... I would
say that it starts with intellectual integrity and a desire to see all sides of a situation.
The world has become such a conflicted and volatile place. Your morals and opinions are stretched and skewed on a daily basis.
Some folks here would agree that " Affirmative action had its place and time" Some will think that affirmative action still has a place. For the
injustices done to people of color, society has given them sympathy and apology in the form of retribution. When should it end? Is it up to you?
What makes the pain in path of the Jewish people any less than that of the slaves? When does society quit feeling sympathy and empathy toward the
Jewish people for their struggle? Is it your choice?
I see some emotionally charged ignorant comments here... Like "Pack up and move" - " get along with your neighbors" -
Israel is there and there is nothing you or i can do about that. With that fact known, it is easy to dismiss who, what, why or when they got there.
So, if you are actually concerned with a solution, talking about the who, what, when or why are irrelevant topics.
So, we have Israel, being blamed for having a heavy hand in it's retaliation. Everyone likes to gloss over or lessen the severity of the rockets
falling on Israel. Thousands of rockets are falling on Israel.... Many do very little damage and have killed less than 40 people.....
Does Hamas target military installations? Dont gloss over this question... When Hamas sends a rocket to Israel, they know full well, they have NO
control over the destination. As a matter of fact, a percentage land on the Palestinians. They fire these rockets from installations nestled between
schools and houses... Who are the parents still living next to these rockets? Who are these parents sending their kids to these schools? Would you
send your children to a school that is shielding a rocket site? The people have allowed this to happen, or been complacent in the process.
So they launch rockets, fingers crossed, that their effort will make a kill. Just because they lack the weaponry to kill many, it doesn't change the
intention. This point alone justifies the blockade. If they had larger rockets, they would be falling on Israel as we speak. If they had the ability
to level Israel, they would do it, with or without your support.
So we have Israel, surrounded by enemies, that used to own 100% of the high ground. Israel recognized this flaw in security, deciding that the
neighbors aren't going to change their intentions or actions. They reacted to a imminent threat and humiliated the neighbors. During this spanking,
they told their neighbors "No more" .... We will take and hold the high ground as a buffer zone between our citizens and the people that want to
Everyone likes to point out that Israel has killed many, while their losses have been so few... Are the Israeli losses a lack of Hamas effort???? Or
simply a lack of proper weaponry? If Hamas had nukes would they have used them? If they had scuds would they have launched them? If Hamas had the
ability to level Israel they would do so, quicker than I could type this.
But Israel is to blame for defending themselves right?