Fasces wrote:They were nothing else. Their objective was to provoke exactly what occurred, satisfying Hamas leadership and radicalizing a new generation.
I highly doubt Hamas expected it would be left to fight basically alone in Gaza.
Also, this type of massacre would not go unanswered anywhere else. 9/11 didn't go unanswered, Bataclan didn't go unanswered, let's not even bother looking at China, Russia or other examples.
Fasces wrote:Palestinean citizens aren't allowed to evacuate, which is a point against Israel.
The situation is different, too. We went through this.
Fasces wrote:The coalition did not lead the operation against ISIS in Mosul.
In any case, you're begging the question - Coalition operations in Iraq also often approached what I consider to be criminal behavior and I support the extradition of much of the Bush administration to the ICC.
I've yet to see anyone seriously calling to send Obama or Trump to the ICC over Mosul.