Dec 30, 2008

What is a war crime?

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


Mattbear said...

I don't think any American can really grasp the situation the Israelis are in. Our most dangerous neighbor is Mexico. And mostly they just want to come here and get a job, not blow anything up.

I hate that Israel must react with more violence, as it will solve nothing. But I understand that they can't just sit back and take it, as Hamas and the other Muslim organizations and nations around them are bent on genocide.

For the most part, I'm a peace loving hippie. But some days - some days - I feel like we ought to just nuke the whole region into glass.

Kelli said...

I'm glad that I cannot grasp the reality of the situation over there. I can read about it and be disturbed ... but I do realize that those people have been fighting for over 2000 years and it is their way.

Peace of Earth is never going to be. Asian philosophy of yin and yang show that ... we would not know what peace is without being exposed to war.

It makes me appreciate the mild violence we have in America.

Pablo G said...

That's not a solution, but sending in a few jetfighters and bombing your enemy's supply chains and arsenals is a much better way of fighting terrorism. No need for invasion, contractors or rebuilding...

FreaKo said...

Any blood spilt does not justify any attack! Be it the hamas or the Israelis. What is happening in the Middle East is something unheard of until the creation of Israel. It was America's idea of creation of an outpost in the region!

Sometimes I think if only Hitler was successful, the world would have been a peaceful place! But he was an unexcusable bastard too!