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  •  Heineken1717, I have read this entire thread... (2+ / 0-)
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    Yasuragi, soysauce

    and your attitude, arrogance, failure to answer or concede a single point is part of the reason this issue is so troubling. We understand and acknowledge your point that various Arab groups target Israeli civilians, but you have to be blind or willfully ignorant to think that IDF forces do not intentionally target Arab civilians. The 2006 invasion of Lebanon was the clearest example of gratuitous violence and destruction. If Israel continues to insist that they can live by the sword, then they will die by the sword. We or our progeny all pay for the violence of our forbears, it is just difficult to predict when the bill comes due or to keep the violence even.

    You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

    by FrankCornish on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:06:22 AM PST

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    •  Thank you for your wisdom. (0+ / 0-)

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      by Yasuragi on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 08:22:14 AM PST

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    •  The difference is rules vs exceptions (0+ / 0-)

      IDF forces intentionally targetted civilians is the exception -- usually they bend over backwards, putting their own soldiers at risk to avoid civilian casualties, esp in the territories.

      Hamas and Hezbollah target civilians as a rule.

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