Lost_In_The_Mail> Israel has acted disproportionately.
Killing hundreds of people in response to amateur rockets is probably a war crime.
Collective punishment of uninvolved civilians in retaliation for the actions of hamas is also probably a war crime.
What exactly is a proportionate response to 300 rockets being fired in 3 days... after years of terrorist attacks?
Some people respond as if Israel killed 225 civilians rather than targeted terrorist bases and operation centers... killing 210 terrorists and (inadvertantly) 15 civilians.
There is no violation of the Geneva Conventions ("war crime") here.
Unlike with the intentional targeting of Israeli and other civilians by Arab/Muslim terrorists.
If NATO forces did something like this in Afghanistan people would congratulate them.
Why is there such a double-standard - especially in Europe - toward Israel?
B787> These destructive people could care less about peace, about creating a healthy, prosperous and happy geographic area for their own...all they care about is the termination of Jews & Israel, period.
SInce B787 was talking about Hamas, there is nothing "racist" about it. Is it also racist to speak negatively of Al Qaida? The sentiment expressed by B787 is echoed even in the Arab world. From Lebanon's Daily Star:http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=98658
|| it is also worth questioning what Hamas has made of Gaza, a territory that could have once served as an encouraging example of what Palestinians could achieve when Israeli occupation ended. Instead, what we have is a failed political order, and one cannot blame this solely on Israeli pressures. Hamas has chosen the armed struggle, which required overcoming Fatah in Gaza before transforming the area into a garrisoned statelet. ...the only things Palestinians in Gaza can look forward to is the prospect of more carnage ahead. Hamas is not a state-building enterprise, it is a military movement that plays politics to retain the military option. The dystopia it offers is many decades more of the gun, and like Zaidi's shoes, the gun has left no room for discussion of an alternative, more desirable Palestinian future.
swimbikerun> Death ratio
During WW II more Germans were killed than American, British and French combined
. Does this mean that the nazis were the poor victims of allied aggression?!