Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
Originally Posted By: Celandine
The unguided missiles designed to disrupt life for the Israeli's as much as possible, with a minimum of deaths... at least until Israel recognizes THEIR 'right to exist'.
Rockets and people blowing themselves up sure do fascinate the media. I see a new trend developing is running over buses and cars with bulldozers. Often overlooked though are the everyday events, like people simply commuting to work or sitting in their front yard getting shot at by snipers, or people getting attacked while just out hiking.
How many times do you allow a fly to bite at your neck before you swat it? Isn't swatting the fly a bit extreme comparatively speaking? This situation really isn't any different. The fly is taking a big risk in biting you, and you simply could have brushed it away.
If the Palestinians really wanted to bend Israel over the barrel, they'd completely lay down their arms. No suicide bombers. No sniper fire. Not one single act of violence. Then the world might comparatively take real action if Israel kept up it's ways. As it is though, they bite away every single day, then cry foul when swatted.
It's a little dishonest to simply say they killed 3, then Israel killed 1400. You really should include the 3 killed back on July 2nd last year, the 2 April 9th, the 8 on March 6th, the two students stabbed back on Jan 24th and the border officer killed that day too, and don't forget the 2 killed December 28th...
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Is there something you don't understand about the crime ? ?
1417 is a number that is NOT confirmed at all , nor is the 3
It could be as easy after the investigation to be 17 and 9 ? who knows
1000 murders is not 1 murder or 3.
A 1003 broken families is, yes, 3 broken families plus 1000 broken families too.
There are many ways of murder some come from exploding rockets, others occur from chemical agents, atomic nuclei. Some murders come when a soldier uses a civilian as a shield.
An intelligent enriched uranium blockbuster weapon used on the town plaza on civilians is not the same as dumb mortar fire used on that same civilian plaza.
Which is all about the subject i quote: "Inquiry into Gaza conflict singles out Israeli policy towards Palestinians for most serious condemnation"
Are you pretending that time will show that Israeli civilians during these wars received punishment comparable to that received by Palestinian civilians? Will it show that for every civilian dead from one side there was one dead from the other? Maybe you're suggesting the proportion would be something like 17:9?
Look at the general living conditions anywhere in the Israeli+Palestinian lands and you will see who is the abuser and who is abused. Palestinians are being trampled on in both sides of the Israeli wall.
... the rocket fire was intended to put fear into civilian trespassers but with no guidance systems the charge of wilful killing could not be made out.
You don't fire dumb rockets into a civilian area to "just" place fear - without even thinking the rockets will kill some civilians
That's what they did - 3 fatalities from 8,000 strikes means that the odds were 2,666 : 1 against it happening. One can't establish an intent to kill on that probability. Murder requires knowledge that death or serious injury was a virtual certainty in each separate incident and one can't 'know' something that isn't true. I accept that intentionally launching an attack knowing it will cause damage to civilian objects is a possible charge but once again proof of knowledge would be the weakness. Judge Goldstone also made a mistake reporting that the rockets were fired into Israel when in fact they were fired into Palestine which weakens the case still further. In any event offences against property are not as serious as rounding people up and deliberately shooting them dead as the Israelis are accused of doing.
That's because they've never actually done it. Unless like you, the daily violence against Israeli citizens is ignored.
Yeah, they actually did it on 8 February 2005 for example but it didn't actually work because on 10 February 2005 Israel started provoking retaliation by murdering Palestinians - the usual formula for keeping the conflict going.
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