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in response to reader comment: Surely DEFINITELY NOT a proportional response

Submitted by Brian (United States), May 14, 2007 at 19:49

OK for starters you cannot deal with terrorists because it emboldens them. If they were to deal with them about this, what happens the next time they decide to kidnap some people?

Also how can you believe they would actually release the hostages, you cant honestly take them at their word can you? Third, where did you get that figure of 3000 civilian casualities, considering that the enemy is ununiformed there, and Israel would drop flyers in the area they were going to bomb to tell any civilians in the area to leave, any that stayed did so of their own free will.

I do notice that you havent argued the point that there hasnt been any more kidnappings since that war, and since no one has seen neither hide nor hair of those two soldiers, do you still think them alive? Do you even care?

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