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Saladin and Phil put it right, but not the way they think ...

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon
in response to reader comment: Phil Horn, how true

Submitted by Nonsense (United States), Aug 3, 2006 at 08:40

Saladin and Phil put it right, but not the way they think they did.

The occupation does not work, this is true. However, negotiations and diplomacy have failed as well. For decades Israel has maintained a policy of prisoner swaps and unilateral disengagements, but the Arab terrorists have not stopped their inhumane activities. Even after the Israeli "occupations" in Gaza and Lebanon stopped, terrorists continued to attack Israeli civilians. This proves that although the "occupations" are failures, they are not the root cause of the problem. Terrorists simply use the "occupation" as a propaganda tool to excuse their inexcusable actions.

So...what is the root cause? The driving force behind all terrorism is a traditional hatred of Israel and Jews that is engendered into all Muslims living in the Middle East. Whether this is inherent in the Islamic religion I do not know (though it probably is not), but it has been proven many times that this hatred is an important component of Muslim Middle Eastern culture. So quickly people forget that.

No matter what Israel does, the Middle East will always continue to hate her and support terrorist action against her. Therefore, any "repercussions" of Israeli actions that supposedly involve increasing Arab support of terrorist groups are irrelevant and fabricated.

Therefore, there can only be one response. For all those that consider "long term solutions", I have just shown how such things cannot come about. There can only be short term solutions, of attacking and annihilating existing terrorsit groups so that they can no longer perpetrate violence against civilians. This will provide at least a temporary respite for Israeli civilians - and right now, that is all that Israel can hope for.

I hope this shows why those "professors" who emphasize the suffering of "innocent" people are branded as Anti-Semitic. These educators do not admit to a few basic facts that undermine their positions. Now more than ever are these facts evident: With democracies in both Lebanon and Gaza, the arabs and palestinians elected governments that openly support the destruction of Israel, as both Hamas and Hezbollah were democratically elected. (Remember that Hitler was also democratically elected) As such, any collateral damage against these people, who are in no way innocent, is irrelevant in the big picture, though Israel mercifully tries to avoid it anyway. This is especially true when Hezbollah and Hamas fire rockets from civilian areas and hide their arms in civilian buildings.

I would love to hear your repsonse to this.


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