posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:47 PM
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Are the children that Assad kills different from the palestinian children that Israel kills?
What an idiotic thing to say
Of course not.
How you come to this question escapes me. We are talking about Assad killing his own people in Syria, not Israel killing in Palestine. The fact that
Israel is guilty of murder does not cancel out any other event or the guilt of anyone else.
Are you trying to say that because Israel kills Palestinian children it's okay for Assad to slaughter the children of Syria?
I think this is the typical simplistic mentality of having to pick a side. I don't think like that. I don't feel the need to convince myself that
Assad is justified in murdering people just because I don't like the Israeli regime. I can hate both disgusting governments with equal measure.
I don't need to support everything Russia does, just because I'm critical of America's actions around the world.
Ultimately, I know that our western governments are doing things to suit them (oil, money, influence, military dominance...) and Russia will do things
for its own interests (regional power, defence, oil, greed...) while Israel will do things for its own interests too (power, control, religious
ideology...) and Assad will do things for his reasons too (to stay in power).
There is blood on many hands, the only hands that are clean are those of the innocent people in Syria who have no choice in this. They have terrorist
groups and rebels aiming guns at them from one side, the Assad regime dropping bombs on them and aiming guns at them from another side, and several
countries helping each side while no one helps them!