Comments: Some thoughts on "proportionality"

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Israel has blockaded and sanctioned the Gazans, on top of all the other atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, going back well before 1948, stemming from the Zionist Movement begun in the 1890's. Add this to Israel's refusal to abide by the pre-1967 boundaries, and their wall, their continuing encroachments of land in the West Bank and Jerusalem, is it any wonder that an oozing infection persists?

Against the might of American supplied weaponry, is it any wonder that the Palestinians throw stones and lob in a few rockets?

I certainly don't condone terrorism on either side; it does exist on both sides you know! The only difference is that different means are used.

Posted by Perry at December 30, 2008 07:35 PM

Please. What of Palestinian/Arab atrocities against the Jews pre-1948, Perry? What of their Nazi connections during the WW II years? Are you for real? At any rate, the UN attempted to deal w/the issue with the 1948 partition plan. (Keep in mind that neither the Jews nor the Arabs had a sovereign state, remember?) You liberals look to the UN at every turn; however, the Arab refusal to accept this UN plan always seems to fly under your radar.

Israel is under NO obligation to return the land it captured in a DEFENSIVE WAR. Period. If Hamas et. al. sign a peace agreement, then you'd make likely see the land returned. (See Egypt, Sinai taken by Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War; returned fully in 1982 after Egypt signed peace treaty with Israel.)

You can defend the Palestinians and the Arabs all you wish here. You won't change my mind, make me feel guilty, or anything else. Waste your typing all you wish. I believe my stance on this matter is the correct and just one.

Posted by Hube at December 30, 2008 07:58 PM

Oh, and the Palestinians are not using rocks and rockets in response to the Israeli incursion; the incursion is the result of the constant rocket launches from Gaza into southern Israel.

The Israelis do not target civilians, either, Perry. The Palestinians do.

Posted by Hube at December 30, 2008 08:01 PM