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Israel has every right to go after those who are firing rockets at them. I support that. What I don't support is Israel's blockade of Gaza. Gaza is essentially a huge prison. Depending on where you get your news you will hear that the blockade lets through non-weapon items. There is much debate about what they do and don't let through. But this much is for certain, Israel's clench on Gaza keeps it in a permanent state of poverty. On a long enough time line, you will invariably have some people willing to blindly fire rockets over the border to attack the country that is responsible for keeping it in a state of poverty. If the people of Gaza had more opportunity to build homes, businesses, trade with other countries, etc, then perhaps fewer people in Gaza would have animosity towards Israel. Let me reiterate that I do not support Hamas and do not believe Israel is evil. I simply believe that the Israelis have created an environment where people in Gaza are oppressed. The fighting will not even have a chance to subside until the oppression begins to subside.
You have a cartoonish picture of the conflict.
No. Let me clarify. Israel has every right to go after those who are firing rockets at them. I support that. What I don't support is Israel's blockade of Gaza. Gaza is essentially a huge prison. Depending on where you get your news you will hear that the blockade lets through non-weapon items. There is much debate about what they do and don't let through. But this much is for certain, Israel's clench on Gaza keeps it in a permanent state of poverty. On a long enough time line, you will invariably have some people willing to blindly fire rockets over the border to attack the country that is responsible for keeping it in a state of poverty. If the people of Gaza had more opportunity to build homes, businesses, trade with other countries, etc, then perhaps fewer people in Gaza would have animosity towards Israel. Let me reiterate that I do not support Hamas and do not believe Israel is evil. I simply believe that the Israelis have created an environment where people in Gaza are oppressed. The fighting will not even have a chance to subside until the oppression begins to subside.
Because this article is about how bad Hamas is. The aim of this article is not to dehumanize Israelis, it is to dehumanize Hamas. In doing so, it will make it easier to accept that so many in Gaza have died.
Israel is to blame for killing so many civilians in Gaza and for the oppression caused by the ongoing blockade. I know that Gaza is not giving Israel reason to believe it can be peaceful, however, Israel continues to maintain the conditions on Gaza that lead people to retaliate. In other words, Israel's treatment of Gaza guarantees there will always be an oppositional group willing to attack Israel.
Yes I would agree. In times of war, truth is the first casualty.
While I don't believe that the two sides are equivalent, they both share blame for the situation.
This article resembles the propaganda used in the first Gulf War. Remember when a young lady came before congress and cried that the Iraqi army were throwing babies out of their incubation chambers? As it turned out she was the daughter of Saudi royalty, never witnessed babies being thrown out of incubators, and was used to lie to the American people to raise support for a war. War propaganda is real and regularly used in this nation. I do not doubt that there are members in Hamas that want these babies dead. But it should be pointed out that this article is obviously designed to dehumanize Hamas/Gaza, thereby making it easier for us to stomach the collateral damage that Israel does.
"Mr. Obama drew an ominous “red line” with Syria, threatening action if Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons. When Assad deployed chemical weapons against his own people, Mr. Obama did . . . nothing." This is false. Assad did not employ chemical weapons. No conclusive evidence or proof has been shown. To the contrary, the investigation team concluded that it can not be determined if the rebels used the chemical weapons or if Assad used chemical weapons. Like most American presidents, Obama threatened with a red line before even knowing if Assad was responsible for the attacks. After the lie was repeated often enough and most people believes Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons Obama was ready to take our nation to war in Syria. It was the American people who rose up in objection to military action in Syria. Liberals and conservatives alike protested another middle east war. Just pointing out that Obama was ready to get us into another war on false pretenses. It was the American people who decided not to go along with it.
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