Israel and the Middle East...

Aronson

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**** would be hitting the proverbial fan in the Middle East. I'd like to know what most of you think. Are Israel's bombings of Hezbollah's sites justified even though they tend to mix themselves in with civilians? Lets see some debate...

Personally, I agree that Israel has every right to blow those terrorist douchebags to hell.

DEBATE!
 

Zaphod

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Aronson said:
Are Israel's bombings of Hezbollah's sites justified even though they tend to mix themselves in with civilians?


Damned straight.

And before anyone chimes in with "The Geneva Convention says...", allow me to remind you that the Geneva convention A) applies to uniformed armies at war under the flags of nations, not terrorists, and B) the Convention explicitly allows the attack of an otherwise protected target if said target is being used by the enemy for military purposes.

If Hezbollah set up a missile launcher under the Dome of the Rock, Israel would be justified in removing that building from the map, even if it is a protected "holy" site. The site loses its protected status the instant it is used militarily, and the side responsible for whatever happens to it is the side that used it for military purposes.

Don't you just love it? Hezbollah launches rockets against Israel from behind UN "peacekeeping" forces (which do nothing to stop the launch, and thus maintain the peace, nor do they MOVE), and when Israel responds, it's ISRAEL that is criticized.

The war on terror is over. We lost. The idiots on the political left have seen to it.
 

Harrison

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Aronson said:
Personally, I agree that Israel has every right to blow those terrorist douchebags to hell.
DEBATE!

Sure, but what if that involves killing 50 innocent people? Hezbollah really has the upper hand here... every time the Israelis blast civilians it unites the Lebonese against them and makes Hezbollah ever more popular. It seems to me that war with Hezbollah will become war with Lebanon.
Not that Israel has much of a choice, but I don't think they can win that way. The US Army, IDF, etc. need to figure out how to combat the Hezbollahs of the world (no mean feat!).

Zaphod said:
The war on terror is over. We lost. The idiots on the political left have seen to it.
DEBATE!

I'm not sure all the idiots were from the left :)
 

Zaphod

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Harrison said:
Sure, but what if that involves killing 50 innocent people?

Didn't seem to be a problem during WWII. :rolleyes:

Hezbollah really has the upper hand here... every time the Israelis blast civilians it unites the Lebonese against them and makes Hezbollah ever more popular.

Yes, but only because of the media and the other leftists who (for reasons I simply cannot fathom) despise the Israelis almost as much as we hate the terrorists.

Throw in the fact that the UN is perhaps one of the most anti-semitic organizations in existence, and you'll see why Hezbollah is capable of winning the PR war.

I'm not sure all the idiots were from the left :)

You're right. Pat Buchanan is in orbit around Alpha Centauri or something. Not sure if we should just call that "Up" or something else.
 

Zaphod

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Even if only half of it is true, it's equally shocking.

We are living in dark times unseen since WWII. This is not going to be fun. :frown:
 
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