posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 04:07 PM
reply to post by thoiter
What a pitiful statement it is to see such an ignorant post get so many stars...
First, for your statement to have any credibility - logically speaking - you would have to draw a moral equivalence between a peace loving democracy
like Israel and extremist Islamist organizations regarded by most democratic nations as terrorist organizations.
If you make this assumption, then, of course, Israels efforts to stymie Hamas' efforts to "liberate Palestine from the sea to the river" and
Hezbollah's shi'ite fanatic intifada against Israel are all perfectly legitimate.
If that's the case, you are totally in left field. There are friends and there are enemies in this world. Friends are those whose interests converge
with mine, and enemies are those whose interests oppose my own. Israel is a democracy: are you for democracy? Israeli Arabs live better in Israel than
anywhere else in the Arab world. The Islamist terror organizations Hamas and Hezbollah both advocate a societal backwardness that sees the 7th century
as a better model for a society than the 21st century. Are for women being forced to wear the Hijab? Are you for the curbing of free speech? Are you
for the persecution of homosexuals? I can go on ad nauseum, Point being, there is simply no rationale for drawing a moral equivalence between Israel,
who simply wants to exist unmolested, with aggressive and pugnacious terror organizations whose stated mission is to destroy Israel.
If Hamas ever seeks legitimacy, its gonna have to toss away the "destroy Israel" mantra, change it's charter (which would amount to editing away
the "international zionism" comments and Quranic calls to destroy the apish Jews) and play by the rules of international law. As it currently
stands, Hamas is a DE FACTO terror organization with explicit aims to annihilate another state.
Hezbollah on the other hand is a rogue organization that both acts as a political party yet refuses leadership lest Hezbollah be considered part of
the Lebanese military. Hezbollah, despite the good it may do for Shia Muslims in Lebanon, is a surrogate army of Iran. As such, Israel's attack on an
envoy transporting weapons designed to hurt Israel is fair game.
Only someone who truly seeks Israels destruction, who wants war, who doesn't want to see peace between Israel and it's neighbors, could treat
Israels act of preemption here as bellicose and unjustified.