-- "Where exactly do you want those civilians to hide?" --Hmmmm. Good point about hiding where there's nowhere to hide.In a tiny territory of that size with nearly 2,000,000 people, there must not
be much space to conceal missile launchers, bombs, underground tunnels, and
other weapons of aggression and dsstruction. So Hamas, if they want to continue
the noble work of shelling Israeli cities, just doesn't have a lot of
choices except to tuck them away among schools, hospitals, libraries, and
Gaza (139sq mi) is slightly larger than Salt Lake City (110sq mi). I don't
mean the metro I mean just Salt Lake City proper. No West Valley, no Draper, no
Sandy, none of that. Gaza has 1.8 million people, Salt Lake City (again, just
the city, not metro or country) has around 0.2 million people. Where exactly do
you want those civilians to hide? You're pretty much telling them to all
cram together at the airport while you invade the U.
It isn't much different today than it was in the time of Moses, Joshua,
Saul, Solomon or the kings of Judah or Israel in the Old Testament. It is like
a movie being rerun, over and over again. Instead of peace where people would
have to work for a living and learn things, they just war and kill each other.
Hamas cannot stop attacking Israel. They are Moslems, and Islam requires them to
attack Israel.The conflict over Israel is intractable and no
negotiations can ever resolve it. This is not an "Arab-Israeli
conflict", and it is not a "Palestinian-Israeli" conflict. It is not
a territorial conflict, and it has nothing to do with “settlements”.
Israel's deadliest enemy is The Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Iranians
are not Arab. Nt a single Moslem-majority country recognizes Israel's right
to exist. The Hamas Charter makes it crystal clear that the conflict is NOT an
"Arab-Israeli" conflict but rather an Islamic holy war against the Jews.
Hamas, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, quotes Islamic sacred texts. The
Moslem god, Allah, in the Koran, and the Moslem prophet, Muhammad, in his sacred
sayings, command Moslems everywhere to make war on the Jews and either kill them
or subjugate to them to Islamic rule. The very existence of Israel stands as a
rebuke to Islam itself. Therefore, no Moslem can make peace with Israel without
violating the sacred commands of his god and his prophet.
@Mark B--Thank heavens someone is on Israel's side. If not, the
country would cease to exist. Everyone in the Muslim world and beyond is
providing money, technology and arms to Hamas so they can destroy the Jewish
state (their words, not mine). Israel was founded, don't forget, in the
wake of Hitler's genocide of 8 million Jews in order to give the Jewish
people a homeland and a chance to survive. They have withstood all attempts to
obliterate their state and their people, against all odds. They did not do that
by being wishy-washy or allowing others to tread on them. That said, they have
been very patient, and willing to negotiate, but all those attempts have been
rebuffed.The solution is very simple: Hamas stops attacking Israel,
the war is over.
Different languages, I know, and just a coincidence, right? … but every
time I see the name Hamas, my mind’s eye sees the name Haman.
Hmm. Does getting "out of the way" mean no more huge checks for aid
delivered every Jan. 1st for decades now? 2Cents does know that Israel is tops
on the list of aid receivers, right?
Re Iron RodThis is a cease fire, not a cease 'looking for
tunnels'.If Israel us fired upon, they will react
Israel has every right to continue to search and destroy the tunnel system. If
Hamas had not used the donated concrete and money to build the tunnel to Israel
system and stopped firing rockets into Israel they would have not crossed the
Kerry and Obama have to get out of the way now, let Israel run down and destroy
the Hamas and any Palestinian followers who get in the way. Israel and been very
patient for the last 10 years of harassament from the Muslims terrorist groups
attacking them across the borders and the only terms of peace is unconditional
surrender of Hamas and Palestinian sympathizers murdering their own children.
The Palestinians are holding up their children and women in the line of fire
with guns and rockets aimed out between their legs. The Israeli have
no choice about who the Hamas and Palestinians hide behind. Cowardice is their
game and its not the Israelis who are putting children in harms way. The
american news media should get it right about who is murdering and mascaraing
who. Hamas is doing it all.Obama and Kerry have no influence and
should just stay home, this war has been building up for many years and its no
longer a political war where Obama can call his generals and tell them to
surrender. This is a war to victory by one side. Unless Obama goes in and kills
Hamas like he did Osama's political slaughter.
I think the humanitarian truce is to allow Gaza civilians to get out and stock
up on water, food, and medicine, and do other daily tasks they cannot do while
the Israelis are busy trying to root out the tunnels and implements of
aggression that Hamas has conveniently embedded in the civilian population.If the geographical positions were reversed, who among us can imagine
Hamas observing a humanitarian ceasefire to let besieged Israeli civilians get
out and replenish their food supplies?
"Both sides agree to a lull in fighting" Is this completely
accurate?Please correct me if I am wrong but the Israel Defense
Force feels they can continue to search and destroy the tunnels they came for
during this time.This is without the worry of someone shooting at
them.Right or Wrong?
Wait how could Kerry be over there the conservative "news" line has been
that we have been ignoring this situation?