reply to post by Wonderer2012
It is not kindergarten politics in the middle east, contrary to your opinion of the matter.
Israel have clearly stated that what they require from Hamas in Gaza that they stop firing rockets into Israel. The Palestinians in Gaza have been
constantly shelling the south for years; Israel have just lost patience again with it. With all the instability in this region, in Syria, Egypt and
Iran, etc, Israel are forced to play a strong hand.
Ok, you fashionably blame Israel for their inhumanity yet you avoid any commentary on the inhumanity of the Palestinians that they hide their
millitary operatives among the civilians, making their own blood both a target and an attempt at creating a human shield; deliberately firing rockets
from civilian residential areas. You see these people know that for every Palestinian child that dies as a result of Israeli weaponry this will help
their cause in the wider world. I assure you this is a Palestinian tactic.
Big bad Israel, just for defending its borders. Israel is there for good. Islam must realise this, they must accept it. The Jewish people had to
return there; Europe made that a necessity all those years ago in Germany and surrounding states.
I am sure you are a man of good conscience and are very upset that children are being killed. That is what war is; it is barbaric and pointless, a sad
waste of human life, time and resources. It is not desirable a tall. Yet in the real world, when real rockets are flying into your backyard, it
becomes a necessary response.
I despise war. There is nothing noble about watching young men and women being maimed and their emotions ruined. Yet what alternative do the Israelis
have? Should they just tolerate the rockets? Should my friends in Ashdod have to live in a constant state of terror?
If it helps I suggest you imagine yourself in this situation. Think what you would do if you were the boss having to make all these decisions in this
It is not simple and there are no easy answers. I do believe that if the Palestinian operatives would stop firing rockets into Israel, then Israel
would stop its bombardment of Gaza. This is the undesirable situation we have arrived at; it is deadly and it needs to be addressed now.
There is may be a little light at the end of the tunnel because now the UN will have to take notice instead of constantly shuffling this huge problem
under the carpet.
I despair at humanity generally that they are willing to kill each other this way. It will never be right. Yet here we are again and now only serious
diplomatic effort and attention can resolve this escalation of conflict.
edit on 19-11-2012 by Revolution9 because: spelling