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Israel has a "right to defend itself" but...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Billy Monday, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    does it not seem like they're trying kill a few roaches by swinging a wrecking ball at the whole building?

    Those Lebanese people didn't do anything.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    When the Lebanese realize this is all because of Hezbollah, and they get angry enough to flush out and help kill Hezbollah, maybe the carnage will end.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Being that Iran and Syria are behind this all, and continue to profess their desire to destroy Israel, I say we let them do as they need to. This was unprovoked attempt at war. Weaken Hezbollah enough and Lebanon can gain control of that area.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    That's Israel's point, sort of.

    Those Lebanese people didn't do anything . . . to stop a terrorist organization from controlling much of their country.

    Israel is telling Lebanon: "DO SOMETHING about Hezbollah."

    It's like this:

    Lebanon is a guy whose wife, Hezbollah, is racking up huge gambling debts.

    Israel is the loan shark who is going to break every bone in Lebanon's body until it divorces  Hezbollah.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    No buts.

    This whole "disproportionate response" meme ignores just about all of human history and how wars are won. Sometimes, good and innocent people will die.

    I am reminded of the concern before the Normandy invasion that a certain number of French civilians were sure to be killed as the Allies invaded to drive out the Germans. The Free French response: It's better to have some civilians killed in this cause than to have all of our citizens enslaved. Powerful stuff, and proof that some French people, at one time, had the right stuff.
  6. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Israel has a right to defend itself. Period.
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    That don't make what they're doing a good idea, necessarily.
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Islam is a peaceful religion, Israel is in no danger.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Passion of The Christ?
  10. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    It's never "OK" for good innocent people to die.
  11. Please, can we leave the WWII analogies out of things, They do not apply, not now and not ever.
    Anybody who thinks that the Maronite Christian population is going to blame Hezbollah for the Israeli bombs that are killing them seriously doesn't understand human nature.
    And the 10-1 civilian casualty rate is still waiting for an explanation.
    This is like blowing up the Bronx to get rid of the Gambinos, or what Wilson Goode did in Philly, except with F-18s and cluster bombs.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Wilson Goode... great grab
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