Rob Anderson's commentary on San Francisco politics from District 5
Labels: Islamic Fascism
posted by Rob Anderson @ 9:49 AM
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The irony of asking Israel not to fight back is certainly obvious. However, being mostly uneducated on the situation over there, what is your take on the illegal settlements that the Israelis are putting up everywhere? If the Israeli gov't won't reign in their settlers, why should the Palestinian gov't reign in their rockets? Just because one is a building for people to live and one is a weapon, they are both harmful to other groups in the way they are being used.
I agree that expanding the settlements is wrong and a political mistake by Israel. But surely there's a moral difference between building housing on disputed territory and attacking a neighboring country with rockets. The problem is that a Hamas-controlled Gaza is playing into Netanyahu's hands with its rocket attacks, thus verifying his claim that Israel has no one reasonable to negotiate with there.
The rockets are coming from Gaza, Rkeezy, where Israel abandoned all of its settlements years ago.Once it gained its de-facto Arab sovereignty Gaza could have constituted itself as a prosperous and friendly neighbor to Israel and Egypt. This would have vindicated Israel's controversial decision to abandon the settlements and would have presented itself as evidence that the same beneficial result might occur if the West Bank were to revert to the Arabs also.Alas, it was not to be. After another missile attack from Gaza (and none from the West Bank) can anyone blame Zionists for concluding that settlements might somehow be contributing to their security?
"The problem is that a Hamas-controlled Gaza is playing into Netanyahu's hands with its rocket attacks, thus verifying his claim that Israel has no one reasonable to negotiate with there."And that is precisely why Israel created Hammas, to disrupt the peace process and derail the prospect of a Palestinian state. How moral is that?http://globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html
2000-2006: Second "Al Aqsa" IntifadaA campaign of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks began in late September 2000 and, within five years, had killed 1,068 Israelis and left 7,000 injured—69 percent of them civilians. Israeli retaliation, "work accidents" (when terrorists accidentally blow themselves up while preparing explosives), and killings of suspected "collaborators" killed approximately 3,000 Palestinians.2006: "Acts of War" against IsraelAfter Israel completely withdrew its military and civilian presence from Gaza in 2005, Hamas and other terrorist groups responded with daily rocket fire into Israel and other attacks. In June 2006, terrorists from Gaza tunneled into Israel, killing two soldiers and kidnapping one. Two weeks later, Hezbollah attacked Israel across the Israeli-Lebanese border, killing eight soldiers and kidnapping two. Simultaneously, rocket attacks were launched against purely civilian towns in northern Israel. Israel responded with a military operation that lasted 34 days.
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