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    Common sense, who started it? Israel should respond and respond with full force to stop this terrorism. As far as impeach Obama, sure!
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    I remember the terrorist attacks of September 11. I also remember that on that terrible day, it was the Palestinians that were shooting rifles in the air, giving candy to their children, and celebrating this country's anguish. I'll never forgot that video footage. It's burned into my mind forever. That being said, I don't care what happens to the Palestinians. If Israel incinerates Gaza ...... fine by me. In fact, I'll celebrate in their misery just as they celebrated in ours. I have not one milligram of sympathy for the Palestinians.
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    The Palestinians hate America because America supports the country that denies them freedom. If Americans had their freedom taken away like that they would fight. Why shouldn't the Palestinians? Anyway, America has killed many 10s of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 on which 3000 innocent people were killed, so it's no good appealing to 9/11 as a reason to sympathize with the USA/Israel.
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    @ded 3,000 dead Americans is a good enough reason for me. Of course I can't tell you what to do. If you choose to love and admire a group of people whose sole purpose in life is to kill Jews and Americans, then that's your affair. I choose differently.
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    @HughAkston If America were occupied by Martians, and no American had freedom to move between different bits of the country, or freedom to develop their careers, or freedom to get a good education, and if many thousands of Americans had been killed by the Martian invaders, and if many Americans knew personally a killed American, then wouldn't Americans be pretty much devoted to killing Martians for as long as the occupation lasted?
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    @HughAkston Well I can see from your other posts that that was anomalously unintelligent so I'll reply anyway. You know I'm probably with you that left-leaning politics leads to mediocrity. You shouldn't think I'm some kind of bleeding-heart socialist just because I dislike Israel. Mine was an honest question: why would we expect or demand behavior from a group of people any different from the behavior that we would exhibit were we that group of people?
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    Israel has to do whatever it needs to do to protect itself from the evil that wants it and the U.S. destroyed and wiped off the map...The same people who bombed our WTC are the same people who want to kill all Israeli's
    and Americans. Israel has never been defeated as of yet, and has the protection of God.. I believe in Israel, I
    believe in God, and the USA. Peace to Israel!
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    !@Nickthefiddler
    not smug at all. I am trained, skilled and prepared, and I know chance favors the prepared. America backs Israel, and so do I, to the end. If they "throw themselves", then dying for their cause is exactly what will happen. A people supporting terrorist, strapping bombs to children, will find no fear here. Terrorist base everything on sneaky, weak ass little attacks, hoping to strike fear in to their enemies. I see no reason to fear what America could easily completely erase all existance of, should we choose.
    F.E.A.R= False Evidence Appearing Real
    Terrorist believe their own hype.
    If you support, or are, or hide, or aide terrorist in any way, then you are a terrorist, and must be disposed of.
    I was simply pointing out that my opinion is, it is not wise to drag America in your mess, but if we must be involved, then we need ti completely eliminate the threat.
    Terror and fear tactics are fir children.
    Shock and awe is how big boys play.
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    Dear Israel, learn how to get along with your neighbors... it's not like you can just move to another neighborhood, and where would your neighbors go if you actually succeeded in forcing them to move...???
    How about my country stops sending you the weapons with which to kill your neighbors, and you can turn on your thinking brain and figure out a way to live in peace with others who share your borders... This is nothing but senseless violence... My country may have had compassion on you in the past, but we are just as sick to keep supporting you when all you want to do is kill everyone around you that doesn't agree with you... oh wait... that sounds alot like what we are doing... maybe my country and yours need to turn on our thinking brains!
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    DL1, it's kind of like kids from Pascagoula coming across the bridge to throw rocks & shoot BB's at Ocean Springs, you can only take so much before you have to call on the cops.

    Now scale that up to Iranian made Fajr 5 rockets (rocks) and F-16 fighter aircraft (cops). It's far beyond the "can't we all just get along" phase. I agree war is a terrible tool of politics, but it's sometimes necessary to prevent an even worse situation. Peace will come once the threat is reduced.
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    Thank you! The first intelligent and humane comment on the entire thread! Exactly. Even if Israel is in the right and its neighbors in the wrong, blame doesn't solve the problem. Israel is an advanced nation with top universities and an advanced military. Surely they can think of genuine solutions to their problems instead of brutality.
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    @FFX_VA I don't think your analogy is quite accurate... More accurately - Pascagoula kids are throwing rocks at OS kids, and then the cops come in and arm all the kids in Pascagoula with assault rifles! And how is scaling up the weapons decreasing the need for them??? If we left them to just throw rocks, eventually, their arms will get tired and they will either go home and mind their own business or they will make a truce... But no war has ever been stopped by increasing the belligerence.
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    @DogLady_1 That's a unique view of the world and middle eastern culture you have, and of human nature. Enjoy your evening.
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    Israel was and has been bombed shot at and threatened for decades. They are geographically surrounded by their enemies. Hamas, who rules the Gaza strip has threatened to wipe them off the face of the earth and started this latest outburst of combat. Israel drew a line and Hamas crossed it ie the bombing of Tel aviv. So with all this in consideration, isn't this about the stupidest question Politix has asked lately.
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    Agreed, Israel has every right to defend itself. Why should they be criticized?
    Just another, in a long list of stupid questions from Politix.
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    The United States should do what it says and keep "hands off" Israel. Stop providing support and money. The Israelis are not innocent. Their tactics resemble the Nazis. When you ask why we should support Israel, inevitably you get down to the idea that Israel is "God's country" as it figures into either Jewish or Christian mythology. If it is God's country, then let him support and defend it. All that we get for supporting Israel is terrorism directed at us.
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    After having 200 missiles raining down on Israeli towns and villages, they should roll-over and play dead to placate the thumb-sucking, bed wetting liberals in the USofA, no?
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    Well said S N A F U, except for the denigrating of all liberals. Liberals in a liberal society tend to go soft and over run with all manner of growing things.
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    Ooh a few little home-made rockets! WTF Israel doesn't know what suffering is. They killed 1400 people in Gaza last time. The Palestinians killed 13 Israelis. No one should care about the Israeli suffering, it's not on the same magnitude.
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    @ded

    FYI, there not home made rockets - there much more sophisticated than before, more likely supplied by Iran via N. Korea.

    Furthermore, Israel has bent over backwards in the attempt to bring peace to the region - in-spite of the fact that these miscreants from the past want no peace with Israel, but want them dead, period! Israel made the mistake of given the Gaza strip to the Palestine's in the effort to extend the olive branch, and that was a mistake..

    Of course the Jews killed more of the enemy then the enemy killed Israelis, because their more determined in protecting their nation from these 16th century neanderthals that "live by the sword", and sworn to "kill ALL infidels." Just as Syria and Egypt intended to do when they took on Israel and got their collective butts kicked big time. They don't want peace, but to drive the Jews from their natural homeland.

    Those ancient lands belong to the Jews! The Land of Canaan, renamed Israel by the Lord, was given by God to Abraham and his descendants as an everlasting possession.
    In Genesis 12:7, we read: "The Lord appeared to Abram and said,'To your descendants I will give this land.'"

    In Genesis 13:15, He repeated His promise when He said, "for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever." He said the same thing in Genesis 15:18, "To your descendants I have given this land."

    .....And not to a bunch of disgruntled Nomads.
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    @S-N-A-F-U Perhaps you should try a google images search for "al-dalou children" to remind yourself what your 16th century Neanderthals look like.

    If you start talking about how X land belongs to Y people because of something written in some 2000 yr old book, and saying that that is somehow relevant, then all you achieve is a public admission that you are clinically insane.
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    Should Israel be Criticized for defending itself by Bombarding Gaza?

    FTFY and no. Israel has shown great restraint with the Palestinians. The Palestinians on the other hand have shown nothing but aggression. IMO Israel would be right to take Gaza.
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    Palestinians are treated cruelly and humiliated by Israel. If they approach a checkpoint in the wrong way they are shot dead. It's hardly surprising that the Palestinians want to attack their oppressors: you would if you were in their position. Meting out violent punishment every few years is not a solution. If Israel really wants peace, then they need to do things that make them hated less by Palestinians and hated less by thoughtful people across the world.
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    @Thunderchicken Huh? I'm talking out now and in recent decades. Would you like to explain how, now, Palestinians in the occupied territories are not oppressed?
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    @Thunderchicken The stern gang were trained by the SS in Poland So don't talk to us about second war. The British know all about Jewish terror gangs I know all about the fact that more British soldiers were killed by Jewish Terrorists than all the conflicts the British have been involved in since. We the British shouldn't have been there either but the Jews had no more right to live in the land of Palestine than us. The Zionists imposed their will on Palestine through violence and terror. The land of Palestine was occupied and annexed by the UN with the support of the West. But it was not their land to give. The Palestinians were robbed of their land.
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    It's not surprising that Palestinian militants fire rockets at them. If Israel wants that to stop, then they need to take measures to make the Palestinians hate them less, and to make the rest of the world hate them less. Simply meting out violent punishment every few years rather than attempting to solve the problem indicates that Israel is a cruel, intellectually backward, uncaring country.
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    While I have some sympathy for displaced Palestinians, I feel it's been a few generations already, so create a law-abiding Palestinian state and gain UN recognition already, stop whining about the past. As for Hamas, those bastids are directly funded by Iran, and I wouldn't mind if Israel takes them all out. The trouble is that Hamas fights from within the ranks of innocent women and children, like a cancer sitting smack dab in the middle of the brain - hard to remove without devastating collateral damage.
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    Israel commits more war crimes then any other country yet our leaders blindly support them because a vocal minority thinks Jesus will spank is if we don't.
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    Our leaders are elected and the President sets foreign policy with advice from the Congress. So who did you vote for for president?
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    The pattern continues, Hamas arms themselves to the teeth and builds networks of tunnels & underground launch sites, Israel reaches a breaking point and acts to destroy the weapons, tunnels, launch sites, and takes out a few militant leaders (and their personal property/wealth while they're at it). Peace will come again, then it will repeat in a few years.

    The winners of course are the arms dealers & manufacturers, and reconstruction companies. Hell of a business model.

    Although, a lot fewer civilian casualties this round thanks to technology. USA Today has a good article on it. "New weapons alter Mideast battle zone"

    http://usat.ly/SCkmJl

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    No, Israel has told them to leave its lands. Now is the time to bomb them into submission and shoot the survivors one at a time until they are all gone.
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    As on 7:50 a.m. I have to say every poster is correct. I have to support Israel (without US boots on the ground). Israel's location and predicament is roughly akin to our military base in Cuba - surrounded by opponents.
    For the folks who are concerned about civilian casualities, neither side seems to have much scruples in targeting the cities. Israel says they give warning however (as we are told). Hamas is not beneath practicing pussy warfare by intentionally hiding in their own population it appears.
    Even if it was a 'toss-up', I'd go with the one that didn't use human shields. There's just something in that that goes contrary to my human nature.
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    two words, "Iron Dome". Israel's citizens are hardly in any danger. If Hamas shoots 1000 missiles, they might as well be counted as 2. Aside from costing $25,000.00 per, Netanyahu is just insuring his efforts to block the UN from recognizing Palestine as a partial member. Eventually, Palestine will be recognized as a state.
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    Both sides are wrong. This is about the elections coming up in January, the current war mongers in power want to win re-election, so, they start this newest shit, it's ok, I guess for Israel to bomb the hell out of them, civilians too, but when Hamas shoots missiles back at them (yes, Israel's missiles come from their capital also), it's condemn and dehumanize the Palestinian's, it's a huge double standard. We should force Israel to make peace and move forward to solve our worlds more pressing problem's, otherwise, we will never advance and get past violence and war.
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    The problem there is that Hamas IS religious, with a worldwide Islamic empire as its goal. Israel is just another rock to be crushed beneath the machinery (something the hyper-religious United States has spent billions to keep from happening). To think that religion isn't the driver here is what'll keep it all going (as it has for thousands of years).
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    All academic, now; we've given Israel plenty of nukes, so a crushing won't be happening anytime soon (until Iran sells its nuke-making knowledge). Israel is only special to U.S. interests because of "end times" fairytales; how else to explain why we've sat by and let other countries crater and die?
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    Out of the comments so far this is the closest to one I agree with! It's pretty sad that the site is so dominated by right-wing pro-Israel hawks that a call to nuke the Middle East is the comment I most agree with. But yeah, Islam is stupid and any person that has had a decent education and still follows Islam is stupid. And the same for Jews and Christians.
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    what am i supposed to have, a bleeding heart for terrorists now? and that i should blame the far less guilty, for what the more guilty are totally guilty for? i have no sympathy for any murdering terrorist, or any one supporting them. i shall not deny, Ysrael's right of self defense. i may not be happy with Ysrael, but i am even less pleased, with the muslem and arab world that refuses to truly police themselves. and even gives their aid and support, to these arab thugs. how long do you think any terrorist organizaion, would last here. for firing rockets, from kansas into nebraska. this is happening, because the muslem and arab world condones it.
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