Pants-of-dog wrote:So the IDF can deliberately target and kill civilians but it is not "terrorism" because they supposedly honestly believe that there is a military target there too.
Does it matter how well founded or sincere the belief is?
The bolded question is an interesting one because Israel was created by Jewish atheists.
How sincere was their belief? Totally non-existent, if "belief" means in God.
And the structure "Jewish atheists" is an interesting one as we rarely hear about Catholic atheists, Prespyterian atheists, Russian orthodox atheists, etc. (Imagine if Catholic atheists from North America launched a project to ethnic-cleanse millions of Italians so that they could "reclaim" the Vatican.)
The "religious" flavor of the Isreal project is just there to add Hollywood gravitas to yet another European colonial project built out of greed and enabled by racismTM.
The Puritans played the same role in the genocide of the First Nations: "angelic dolls strategically placed in front of genocidal land-acquisition projects."
W.T.Whitney wrote:“[W]ar between Palestine and Israel … is not a war around religion or between faiths or gods. It’s a war for that which is no longer being produced — land … The Palestinians are the Indigenous people of the region. They are thus equivalent to the Navajo, Apache and Seminoles of the West.” - Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal
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