reply to post by ronnypeppers
What you are refusing to accept, despite its being a fact, is that Hamas firing at Israel, is like a mosquito trying to bite a main battle tank. Does
a tank commander consider the correct response as being risking the lives of people and property around it, by churning out shells and bullets from
its main and secondary weapons in response to this threat? No, because that would be A) idiotic and B) cause more damage to any surrounding
population, and property, than it would the mosquito.
Israel could have protection against the kind of insignificant attack that Hamas is capable of organising, that would render its every citizen safer
than they would be under ten and a half metres of concrete. It has singularly failed to implement the technology THAT ITS OWN NATION MANUFACTURES! The
effect of this is that the mosquito appears to be an awful lot more dangerous than it ought to be. The reason they leave thier citizens in more danger
than they need to be, is so that they can gain support for any action they deem to be a good idea.
Israel has a right to defend itself, but it does not have the right to do so using unjustifiable means. First of all, thier responses are never
proportional to the threat. Second, though Israel has one of the very best intelligence and assassination organisations ever created. Where are they?
Why are they not the ones killing the Hamas operatives, who are holed up in residential buildings, surrounded by collateral? Why are the most
effective and surgical methods not being applied?
There can be no justification for using an airstrike to kill one man, in a block which contains eleven innocent non combatants. None. There is no
justification when the UK does it, when the US does it, or when Israel does it, or when ANYONE chooses clearing the target from the list, over
protecting those who are no threat to anyone. No war, no act, can be just if it requires that level of sacrifice, when another option presents itself.
In a world such as we live in, with the sophistication of current intelligence, technology, and so on, there is ALWAYS a cleaner option, and Israel
has NEVER favoured those.
The Israelis need to remember some very important factors right now.
1) There is ALWAYS a cleaner option.
2) Where there is a cleaner option, it must be taken.
3) A failiure to implement passive defense systems to the very upper limit of thier capability, is not acceptable.
If the Israelis can put these three basic ideals into action in terms of thier policies on the Palestinians, THEN they can take the high ground. As
it is they are the boot, and Hamas nought but ants, to paraphrase Loki from the Avengers movie.
Can you not understand how utterly disproportionate the response has been?