posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 01:36 AM
Speaking from past experience, when i lived in Ashkelon, there is in fact a large base of people in israel that are i guess "anti-zionist" or
"anti-government". I can't really compare them to the left here in america because liberalism here promotes big government intervention and
regulation. I would say they're closer to the libertarian party here in the US. More of a live and let live society, more specifically geared towards
creating a palestinian state where they can live in sovereignty. The problem is hamas and hezbollah.
The palestinians that want peace want both of the groups gone, because they're stuck in the middle of all the chaos. Peaceful palestinians actually
respect israel and don't want to see them eliminated. Just because hamas was in theory "elected" doesn't mean the majority supports them. I think
we've seen that example right here at home. It's just like afghanistan or iraq. Most of those citizens that want peace from first hand experience are
happy that the united states is fighting off the "extremists". The myth that everyone over there is sick of america being in their county is not true
at all. Heck the young kids party around our guys and offer them food, the people respect them for all they've done.
The whole situation in israel is just the result of a power grab. You don't have to blow up a whole city block to take out a handful of terrorists.
You might kill one or two but when you kill ten civilians in the process, you've not only failed your mission, but created additional animosity among
people not hostile to you towards yourself. If they were smart, they would let them (the palestinians) have their own state and call it done. Use
alternative methods to eliminate hamas and hezbollah that don't involve collateral damage and eventually i believe you can work your way towards a
I'm only speaking from experience though. I feel it's time we pull the plug on support to them. Doing so would not be abandoning them as an ally, as
they will still benefit through trade and such. They have for the most part an excellent military to defend their county. I don't think they'll need
to worry any time soon. Honestly i'm not so much concerned with how they achieve peace, but with our aid to them. They need to clean their act
edit on 2/27/2013 by JackBauer because: (no reason given)