wat0n wrote:And I happen to believe Israel is a lesser evil than Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and even worse Islamists than those two
I think we both know that your support of Israel runs quite a bit deeper than thinking they are the "lesser evil", given you show up in every single Israel thread to complain about "whining" and insinuate that any criticism of Israel must be antisemitic.
Besides, given that it is quite clear that you support the Islamist insurgents in Syria (maybe because they are "aligned with your geopolitical goals"?), I'm not sure I believe you are opposed to Islamists per se.
wat0n wrote:Weird, I think exactly the same about you when it comes to the scores of Syrian Sunnis killed by the SAA.
Lol, you mean that completely separate issue that you introduced to the discussion as a deflection, and then made various silly assumptions and wild exaggerations about my views?
wat0n wrote:Yet it turns out that you have provided no alternative to aerial bombings to stop rocket launches, have you? What can Israel do about it?
Immediately stop settlements, stop treating Palestinians as third class citizens, and make a serious effort towards peace that is not predicated on unconditional surrender by the Palestinian people.
There is no military solution to this conflict unless the far right "carpet bomb them" crowd gets its way, which is unfortunately looking increasingly likely.
wat0n wrote:The original topic of discussion being what, how Israelis should stand still so rockets can fall on them and kill them? Again, what other alternative does Israel have to stop rocket launches that hurt Palestinian civilians less than what it's currently doing? You have yet to provide any.
Last I checked, Israel had a very expensive defensive apparatus called the Iron Dome, which is the thing that actually defends them from rocket attacks. All the rest is just collective punishment.
Of course, badgering someone with no military experience to come up with a foolproof solution to a military conflict is quite a silly little stunt.
wat0n wrote:So far I've seen lots of whining
I see that "whining" now means "disagreeing with me". Cool.
wat0n wrote:disregard for tactics that have had more costs to civilians when done by others aligned with your geopolitical goals such as the SAA
I love how desperate you are to make this discussion about Syria, rather than Israel. Guilty conscience, maybe?
For the fifth or sixth time, the war in Syria is a total war. The "war" between Israel and the people of Gaza is not, by any stretch of the imagination. The two situations are very different, and your repeated attempts to present them as the same are not at all convincing to anyone but yourself.
wat0n wrote:You mean what Hamas labels as "residential buildings"?
I think we're done here. This discussion is clearly pointless if you actually cannot fathom the idea that the IDF has targeted residential buildings, despite the enormous evidence to the contrary.
"Perhaps you want me to die of unrelieved boredom while you keep talking." - Martin Luther