posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 10:15 PM
This is an outrage. It is this kind of unreasonable action that brings the whole world against Israel. And as with all nations and groups, it is the
radical extremists that put a bad face on everything.
To those extremists: Israel is a democracy...undermine that fact and you toss away the only thing that gives your country legitimacy. Create a
tradition of insubordination in your military, and you erode the one body that tries its best to keep the terror out. Because as much as these extreme
rabbis scream about the settlers, and pretend that they can assume leadership of the military on their whim, when it comes time to preventing terror
attacks, Israel better hope it has an army that listens to experienced officers, and not extremists with their own political agenda.
And as for the whole issue...this member is pretty neoconservative., and about as pro-Israel as they come...but just how much more do you expect the
Palestinians to lose. You have your state, you have your nuclear weapons, you have the worlds mightiest nation backing you up on everything...they
have no one. Period. Israel was established in a manner that was contraversial to most people. Stealing more palestinian land through illegal
settlements is completely abhorrent. These people have always been caught in the middle, with American weapons on one side, and arab armies on the
Israel, any legitimacy you have comes from your being a democracy, and for being the good guys. Start acting like it.