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Has the West Made the Next Gaza War Inevitable?

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Hamas' role in Gaza's suffering is manifest. They started this war, and prolonged it by refusing to agree to and then cynically violating cease-fires. This is a war Hamas wanted, planned and prepared for meticulously for years, diverting much of the pr

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Gillian M (218)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:02 am
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is right to say that, "children killed in their sleep ... is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame." No-one can be unmoved by the pictures out of Gaza: the loss of life, the carnage, the anguish and fear in the faces of women and children.

It is heart breaking. But he is wrong to blame Israel, especially in such injudicious terms. He, and many others in positions of power and influence, do a terrible disservice to humanity, to the cause of international peace and security, and to the Palestinian people (not to mention the Israeli people), by not stating unequivocally what they know to be the truth: that overwhelming responsibility for the mayhem in Gaza rests with Hamas (a part of the Palestinian national unity government).

Yes, alongside their broadsides at Israel, these leaders also sometimes note that Hamas commits war crimes and angrily "denounce" that behavior. But angrily denouncing Hamas is as useless as angrily denouncing cancer, if you are not also willing to apply the treatment that is necessary, and to address the environmental factors that feed it and encourage its growth.

Hamas' role in Gaza's suffering is manifest. They started this war, and prolonged it by refusing to agree to and then cynically violating cease-fires. This is a war Hamas wanted, planned and prepared for meticulously for years, diverting much of the productive capacity of Gaza towards building their sophisticated network of tunnels to kidnap and kill Israelis, and stockpiling tens of thousands of rockets to terrorize Israeli population centers.

All but the willfully blind know they use human shields, hide rockets in, and launch them near, schools, mosques, UN facilities and other civilian buildings, turn hospitals into command centers, and booby-trap homes and refugee centers.

Their lawlessness is simply a given. World leaders like Ban Ki Moon, Laurent Fabius and John Kerry rebuke them but expect nothing of them, placing all responsibility for avoiding civilian casualties – the very casualties Hamas aims to maximize – on Israel, as it battles to defend its citizens from aerial and subterranean terror attacks.

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:02 am
Please go to the article to read the rest of it

. (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:06 am
poooor pooooooooooooooooooor Israel('s PTB) ! Only wanting peace, never committing any crimes or violating any (e.g. the (4th) Geneva) convention(s)), or defying any (e.g. UN, IAEA) requests, only BRUTALLY FORCED to defend themselves by those vicious and vastly-more powerful Hamas-Terrorists ...

Anteater Ants (122)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:06 am
very sad

John Pierce (228)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:18 am

Wednesday August 20, 2014, 8:09 am
What a surprise that el L. from Austria is anti Israel!

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 8:16 am
el L Were you one of the bullies in your High School? In case you don't want to remember, Israel gave Gaza to the Palestinians for peace. Since then they have been continually attacked by Palestinians. Large rocks thrown at their cars, buses, coaches etc, suicide bombers, snipers targeting babies in buggies and slitting the throats of young children in bed and LAUNCHING ROCKETS CONTINUALLY INTO CIVILIAN AREAS FROM THEIR OWN CIVILIAN AREAS. All of this is in the news and available to the intellectually challenged. To do this HAMAS has committed war crimes and eventually Israel had to protect its citizens. Now, why is it that Israel is the only country in the world that may not protect itself? Oh yes, because it is predominantly Jewish, not that you are anti-Semitic and racist, is it?

Try this 90 Seconds of Truth about Hamas

Or the Hamas Charter

This is a link to an article on how Palestinian children are indoctrinated with hate UN “Schools” Being Used to Teach Jihad Against Israel

Or even So You heard that Israel is an Apartheid State? Let's take a look at human rights in the Middle East.

ALLEN G (19)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:01 am
Mr. Ban Ki Moon , the Fogel children had their throats cut in their sleep . Then your friends in Hamas said the pictures of the slaughtered family were Gazans !!! Children killed in their sleep ...... Are you for real ?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 11:20 am
el L, do you really think Israel couldn't inflict much more destruction if they chose to do so?

Beth S (330)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:25 pm
ABSOLUTELY! Thanks to the immoral, wussy West, not only is another war with Israel inevitable, so is the fall of the West. What goes around comes around. Karma will do it every time with so many sins on their shoulders.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:27 pm
Regional instability and endless war are the goal of the American agenda.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:19 pm
As long as dumb Western nations and the U.N. are happy to keep pouring money into Gaza I guess the answer to your question Ge is a definite YES. Hamas lunatics know that whatever Israel destroys will be rebuilt bigger and better.

Hilary S (65)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:14 am
israel is, as it has been for most of its modern life, out on its own. a gritty and courageous little country, surrounded by deep hostility, i applaud it, and my donations go there rather than to the corrupt UN.

the west has indeed interfered destructively in the lives of the palestinians, essentially bankrolling a magnificent terror infrastructure. if israel falls, the west will be the next target.
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