I'm sure most of you are aware of the Israeli offensive against Hamas in Gaza as a result of the terrorists rocket attacks. The world community has lashed out at the Isreal condemning their response as disproportionate. Many civilian lives have been lost in the bombardment of Gaza and it seems most nations are sympathetic to the plight of the oppressed.
I'm with Isreal. While yes my heart does go out to the folk who are being used as shields by Hamas while the militants hide their weaponry and soldiers amongst the innocents I don't think our allies have much of a choice. While I understand the world community's disdain for the rampant amount of causalities in this offensive what they have failed to offer was a reasonable solution.
History has failed many who believe Israel is out of line. The number of rockets fired by Hamas was the same amount that were launched against Great Britain. The terrorists continue to embed themselves in schools, mosques, and other buildings populated by women and children yet for some reason we expect the 'Zionist' state to sit back and just accept that their citizens die at an alarming rate. We want Israel to ignore such attacks and try and fight a more, if you'll pardon the term, civil war.
I don't know how anyone can expect a nation to not do whatever is in their power to protect their people as it's assumed that is their first responsibility. War is never pleasant and of course there are always casualties of such actions. The terrorists are using the Palestinians as collateral damage and crying to the UN when women and children die blaming big, bad ol Israel.
Sadly this recent action will do nothing more than incite more people to the cause of Hamas. The extremists will win no matter what happens. It's events like these that make me want to punch anyone who claims that world peace is possible.
"The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel." - John Boehner