AlternativeVoice wrote:"But no place in Gaza was safe from the F-16s, the drones, the mortar and tank shells, the white phosphorous, the mysterious weapon doctors say burns worse than napalm, or the one that explodes with such extreme force that flesh is literally ripped from bone."
A number of lies and falsehoods here. For one thing, there are plenty of safe places. Away from the weapons.
I guess we'd have to agree to quantify "plenty".
Have you experienced living in Gaza firsthand?
AlternativeVoice wrote:Israel ONLY fires at locations with weapons, or at locations where high-level Hamas officials are. And even in those cases, they will withhold fire if they view the collateral damage as too much.
I'm cautiously optimistic that Israel tries to avoid most civilian casualties, but it also seems like they're quite willing to forgo that if the target is desirable enough. Hamas has shown they're desperate enough to pull just about any despicable act. Every time one side commits an aggression the other responds in kind
. So really, is there any end in sight for this conflict? There have been so many dirty deeds done upon each other for so long that fear, distrust, and hate are now part of their very fiber of existence. Is either side "right" at this point?
AlternativeVoice wrote:And even in those cases, they will withhold fire if they view the collateral damage as too much. There are limits, of course. One example is that Hamas leadership generally spend every moment of every day with their wife (or wives) and children at their side. They want to make sure that if they die that their wife and kids go with them so Hamas can tell the western media how many children Israel murdered. Any sane man would put those deaths on the Hamas leaders who kept their children at hand.
No. The responsibilty falls on the side that pulls the trigger.
I hold no illusions that this conflict will ever end. There have been far too many unforgiveable acts for this to be resolved with mutual satisfaction. Neither side seems willing to compromise. Israel moved back in and their military advantage allows them to push the Palestinians around. And Hamas' resolve never seems to waver. Go figure.
AlternativeVoice wrote:But the western media is not sane when it comes to smearing Israel.
The western media smearing Israel? News to me. After recent mutual aggressions, didn't Israel enact a news blockade that prevented press from crossing the fence to get the other side of the story?
AlternativeVoice wrote:And if that border really was "sealed tight by Egypt" then we wouldn't have this problem. That's the only place that Hamas gets their weapons from.
Then you don't grasp the concept of supply & demand.
AlternativeVoice wrote:You get the point. Every line in this article is a lie. The whole thing is basically a love letter to Hamas. Obviously the western media will always be extremely anti-Israel in its coverage, and that's to be expected. We can't expect anti-semitism to just go away when it's been around for so long. But this is one of the more pathetic things I've ever seen. Even Al Jazeera isn't this blatant...
Maybe 'cuz I live so far away from it I don't feel like I'm qualified to lay judgement on who's right and who's wrong in this perverted holy war. However, I have concluded that you're a partison nutjob.