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Disproportionality of Israeli Response ?

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Submitted by Stephen Hughes (United States), Jan 4, 2009 at 15:41

Disproportionality of Israeli Response ?

Over a period of some three years Israeli subjugated itself to a false peace treaty with Hamas. However, Hamas with its allies circuitously and tortuous conducted low intensity war, with Israel. Israeli officials did try targeted smart sanctions , to closure of various entrance points to Gaza. Yet Hamas only increased its hostilities, threw the bulk of its economic resources into its war campaign.

Openly with malevolence Hamas rebuffed any peace offerings, or cessations of its hostile actions with Israel.

As Hamas rocket siege reached to scorches of thousands, fired indiscriminately into Israeli communities, Washington Officials along with International Communities were curiously silent, tacit. Israel stood alone, unaided.

Factually the Hamas rocket campaign did not cause extensive damage, with minimal loss of lives to Israel. Yet behind this iniquitous certainty, its credence dissipates.

The Iranian regime and its Hamas patronage, from in-depth training, to providing logistical support for asymmetrical warfare, involving millions of dollars. It was this same Iranian regime which introduced and created the cult of the Islamic Homicidal – Suicide bomber, infecting the Arab Palestinian populous, to a global pandemic.

Should have the Israeli government waited until the Hamas was outfitted with more accurate , deadly and devastating missiles and mortars? Already holding some 200,000 Israelis hostage in their missile ranges. And just exactly how high did the Israeli body count need to be? Or was several thousand rockets a foreboding specter of a firestorm in the making, a shape of things to come ? No less a clear and precise picture of Hamas's lethal intentions?

Hamas's founding and governing articles are no less than a blood painted genocide, for the Jewish People, no matter where they are period. An Islamic Fascist Ideology, created for the sole purpose of a holocaust, in wit this demented, twisted hate filled ideology is indoctrinated at every level of Arab Palestinian populous.

Perhaps the real Proportionality and Disproportionality was the act of insanity which leads others to believe they can build or even create any type of peace with such a heinous entity, to begin with.


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Could Mr Pipes or anyone help me understand why [623 words]Marcella, USJan 7, 2009 15:38147331
stop the misunderstanding on muslims attitude especially on martyrdorm [228 words]maiyangJan 9, 2009 00:45147331
ARAB EMIGRATION [135 words]CaroleJan 24, 2009 13:18147331
Whose land for peace? [757 words]Halley FaustJan 7, 2009 14:28147322
Media, the Craven Enemy of Humanity -- Ignores Legal Definition of "Disproportionate" and Uses the Sound Bite to Disinform -- Dore Gold Clarifies [205 words]Sofa SogoodJan 6, 2009 07:50147117
No No out-of-context givebacks! [87 words]MelMJan 5, 2009 23:50147089
Israel, That Special Country [241 words]JayJan 5, 2009 20:20147070
Mazel Tov but.. has Ehud Olmert learnt from the mistakes of 2006? [292 words]ShishirJan 5, 2009 13:50147025
Civilian populations enable terrorists [288 words]MichaelJan 5, 2009 12:18147020
The Withdraw for the Sinai was a terrible mistake ( and when many unsolvable problems began ) [69 words]James BurkeJan 5, 2009 10:51146996
Have Israelis Finally Learned that giving up their land which the LORD God has given them is not theirs but Gods! [155 words]VigilantJan 5, 2009 10:30146990
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Massacre of Israelis [104 words]CaroleJan 24, 2009 12:57146990
Israel should not give up one acre of land...Ever! [91 words]Ames TiedemanJan 5, 2009 09:17146977
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The Morality of War [173 words]Ralph C Whaley MDJan 5, 2009 08:17146968
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Hamas Out? PA In [325 words]Prof. Paul EidelbergJan 5, 2009 03:11146945
Media, the Craven Enemy of Humanity -- Ignores Definition of "Disproportionate" and Uses the Sound Bite to Disinform -- Dore Gold Clarifies [206 words]Sofa SogoodJan 5, 2009 02:47146942
Disproportionality of Israeli Response ? [349 words]Stephen HughesJan 4, 2009 15:41146884
Disproportionality -- Nonsense [39 words]Romesh ChanderJan 5, 2009 01:45146884
What is a proper proportion in warfare? [75 words]Seamus MacNemiJan 5, 2009 16:59146884
Maximum terror/minimum damage has its advantages (for Hamas) [131 words]MelMJan 5, 2009 17:37146884
Fresh Thinking is Needed [822 words]Steve BermanJan 4, 2009 10:28146863
I wish, but it misses the point: RELIGION [990 words]der AlleswisserJan 4, 2009 20:19146863
If Egypt were to possess Gaza... [48 words]Matthew C. MasottiJan 3, 2009 16:29146765
Egypt does not want any part of Gaza [112 words]Romesh ChanderJan 5, 2009 01:41146765
It's not just about territory [134 words]Fred SchlomkaJan 3, 2009 10:38146744
Have Israelis Finally Learned the Strategic Value of Territory? [2739 words]Tess McNamara B.A. Women's Studies, B.A Family Studies, Student of Islam....(Australia)Jan 3, 2009 04:38146716
Magnanimous Speech. [195 words]SvetlanachkahJan 4, 2009 14:34146716
Bravo Tess! You survived the liberal, academic community, [15 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 5, 2009 08:46146716
All good points except [38 words]ShishirJan 5, 2009 13:37146716
Palestinian People Must Feel the Pain [142 words]John HarrisJan 2, 2009 22:02146698
flaws in the argument [91 words]yuval BrandstetterJan 4, 2009 13:02146698
A brilliant observation Mr. Harris and so true [122 words]Seamus MacNemiJan 6, 2009 09:20146698
Mr. Pipes: I asked you years ago to not use the misnomer. "War on Terror " as there is no such thing. [77 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
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Land for Peace policy [114 words]Jon PurizhanskyJan 2, 2009 11:54146656
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No Wayne [35 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 5, 2009 08:50146637

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