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How the New York Times Covers Evil

cchuba Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 7:49 AM
Didn't Israel's killing of the Hamas leader happen BEFORE the rocket attacks? Maybe I am wrong but I do not remember hearing reports of rocket attacks prior to that incident. I am not saying that Israel is wrong here, in fact, I believe that Israel is cleaning house in preparation for a possible attack on Iran. Israel would prefer to take out the local rockets first rather than deal with them later.
Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:33 PM
Hamas has been lobbing rockets into Israel for decades now. It's not just a recent thing.
just_the_facts_maam Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:17 PM
Yes, you are wrong. You didn't hear about the previous rocket attacks, because that is not the narrative that the MSM wants you to know.
DRUMSnAZ Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:03 AM
You don't hear about what is commonplace. Israel is attacked on a daily basis.
Dan107 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:54 AM
Since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, terrorists have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over one million Israelis are currently living under threat of rocket attacks.
In 2011 alone, 630 rockets from Gaza hit Israeli towns. That’s an even higher number than in 2010, when 231 rockets hit Israel. Since 2001, more than 12,800 rockets and mortars, an average of 3 attacks every single day, have landed in Israel.

The killing of the Hamas military commander happened well after the rocket attacks began.
Why don't you know any of this, cchuba?
cchuba Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:25 AM
Dan, I am aware of rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza and it precipitating a ground offensive by Israel but prior to the killing of the Hamas leader, when was the LAST rocket attack?
I am NOT on Hamas' side, I am just curious about this fact.
Bondman60 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:54 PM
The missiles came in at a rate of about 2-3 per month, at a minimum. But that's irrelevent. The Hamas official killed ordered numerous terrorist attacks on Israelis, including the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit. Also, Hamas has openly declared war on Israel, and backed up the declaration with attacks. Why wouldn't Israel respond? It has a duty to protect its citizens, and killing off Hamas commanders is a good way to slow down the planning and execution of Hamas attacks. You're not making any sense here, cchuba.
Dan107 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:45 AM
cchuba, the Palistinian Authority have been firing rockets into Israel for going on 8-9 years now. Each of those years saw more than 1,000 rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel proper.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:17 AM
Israel needs to round up every member of Hamas and execute them. The U.S. isn't intelligent enough or capable of doing so; which is why Obama & Administration are backseat driving the whole thing.

The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time.

Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now.

This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization.

Israel, meanwhile, is one the world's most humane states, not to mention a democracy that...