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MSNBC: Hamas Rockets Actually Don't Do That Much Damage You Know

roosonhead Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:04 PM
I've never understood the "disproportionate response" argument in the Israel, Palestine discussion. One side is shooting rockets at the other, any response is valid in that situation up to and including invasion of the aggressors territory and salting all of its arable land. If Canada decided to shoot rockets into Detroit, you can be pretty sure that the US would respond brutally, decisively, and broadly.

Over the weekend in an interview with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, MSNBC host Mara Schiavocampo suggested rocket attacks "rarely do damage" as Israel continues to be under siege from Hamas militants and as millions of Israelis are camped out in bomb shelters.

“Living under the threat of rocket attack is certainly a psychological trauma. But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under.”


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