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  •  "Let them fight it out if they wish"? (5+ / 0-)

    You're talking Bambi vs. Godzilla here. Israel is the regional military superpower, and Palestine is a desperately poor dysfunctional kleptocracy kept in grinding poverty by a combination of Israel's bootheel and its own feckless leadership.

    So, sure. Let's have David Spade and Mike Tyson strap on gloves and see what happens in the ring.

    I think I can predict the outcome, though.

    •  "Bambi vs. Godzilla." (0+ / 0-)

      This notion nicely illustrates the very problem the left has understanding I-P in a nutshell.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. - Mr. Carlson

      by Karmafish on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 02:57:56 PM PDT

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      •  Just compare Gazan deaths to Israeli. (0+ / 0-)

        The disparity between the carnage in Gaza inflicted by (American funded) supersonic fighter-bombers, artillery shells, tank fire and helicopter-launched missiles upon civilian neighborhoods and the occasional home-made rocket landing in Israel is pretty stark. Sort of Bambi/Godzilla stark.

        Perhaps my "problem" understanding I-P is that I personally know and respect Palestinians, and can see both sides with a shred of objectivity.

        •  Clearly you cannot (0+ / 0-)

          "see both sides with a shred of objectivity."

          In fact, you do not see the Israeli side at all.

          If you did, you would respect the fact that they endured bombardment of southern Israel for years.  Thousands and thousands of rocket attacks.  The children of S'derot and Ashkelot now suffer from PTSD.

          Hamas and Islamic Jihad knew that eventually Israel would have to strike back... and Israel did.

          Would you expect anything less?

          I mean, is there some sort of Get Out of Jail Free card for attempting to kill Israeli Jews?

          I don't think so.

          As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. - Mr. Carlson

          by Karmafish on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:06:52 PM PDT

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          •  We'll just have to agree to disagree here. (0+ / 0-)

            No one here to my knowledge is suggesting that the targeting of Israeli civilians with home-made rockets by the Palestinians in Gaza was anything but evil and self-defeating. Yet supporters of Israel seem constitutionally incapable of honestly examining why the Palestinians are so desperate, so enraged as to embrace such nihilism. Israel holds all the cards here; the Palestinians are essentially impotent by comparison. Violent nihilism is all they have left.
            Israel responded to the "Gaza problem" by obliterating entire apartment blocks full of civilians with artillery and 1,000 lb. laser guided bombs and killing over a thousand civilians; Israeli troops attested to 'rules of engagement' that empowered them to massacre unarmed civilians rather than risk any casualties. The morality of this speaks for itself.

            You reap what you sow. The next generation of Gazan/Palestinian children will be that much angrier, that much more intransigent. The scorpion and the frog all over again.

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