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  •  Obama did say something. (8+ / 0-)

    He said he fully supported Israel's right to defend itself.   I believe this attack was started by Hamas.   That makes Israel's attack defense.  

    If money is speech, then speech must be money.

    by dkmich on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:57:12 AM PST

    •  It is as if... (0+ / 0-)

      they were looking for an excuse to bombard Gaza strip into a pile of rubble.

      Proportion is not something they seem to worry about at all.

      And yet self defense is all about proportion.

      For example, was Hiroshima really about self defense? Was it necessary? Was it proportional?

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:51:14 PM PST

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      •  I don't know if I buy that argument. (0+ / 0-)

        An overwhelming show of force can save lives in the long run.  

        Hamas needs to quit bombing Israel.   They are killing their civilians, not Israel.   If they keep poking a hornets nest, they've got to expect a full out assault and not a "measured response".   You reap what you sow.

        If have a 6' , 225 lb man against a 39 lb, 8 year old girl, then a measured response would be appropriate and required.   Are you suggesting Humas is a weak little child that needs to be protected (from itself)?    

        I really have no dog in this fight.  I'm just sick and tired of war, greed, and corruption.   The global resources that have been wasted on destruction are mind blowing.

        If money is speech, then speech must be money.

        by dkmich on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:30:19 AM PST

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