reply to post by threewisemonkeys
They never denied using them. That misreading of their statements, intentional or not, is what makes it hard to take the points which follow, however
well spoken, seriously. It speaks to the agenda the whole statement is made from.
What Israel has denied, officially, is using this ordinance in the way and for the purposes it's been accused. I don't defend what they've done and
I recall the UN food warehouse they burned part way to the ground during a recent incursion. I say it that way because I'm well aware it's been
another installment in an ongoing Saga.
There too though, some would portray them as an evil little empire, oppressing the poor victims of a lost people, simply striving for a homeland. That
would ignore the scores of rockets, mortars and other forms of attack out of the Gaza Strip into the residential neighborhoods of Southern Israel.
This is probably the largest
point of contention I have with the "Hate Israel first, last and always" crowd. I don't
see Israel as
the good guys, but nor do I see them as heinous monsters.
For every W.P. artillery round they fired with far less than diligent concerns (at best) for where it landed, there is a suicide bombing at a pizza
joint that murdered innocents. For every rocket Israel has fired into a Hamas vehicle to kill it's leadership ...and killed Palestinian civilians in
the "collateral damage", there is a Katyusha rocket into a civilian neighborhood, north of the line, which kills or comes very near killing people
who did nothing to die for.
This is a two sided
conflict ...and it's a cold fact, some hate so much as a routine course of business in life, they willfully fail to
acknowledge. That is what I have a problem with and it's a big one
This story is the most extreme solution Israel and the Israeli Defense Force could have come to on this matter. It isn't simply a promise to never
use them in the way they've been accused of ...which IS what they've denied, but to NEVER USE them for anything, anywhere, ever again. Not even
stock the munition type in their inventory.
What more could possibly be asked, going forward
? Yet, it's still not even enough to aknowledge as an effort....which IS both sad and
For what it's worth, as little respect as I have for the scumbag terrorists of the Hamas leadership in Gaza? I'd give THEM just bit of respect and
acknowledgement as well...if they'd do a simple thing like remove the language that says nothing short of the total destruction of Israel and
everyone IN IT is their only acceptable goal and end point for conflict. Two sided......VERY two sided. Nothing over there is half as simple as some
would like to make it sound.