There is no clean war
There is no such thing as a surgical strike, a clean war or a five minute evacuation of a city neighborhood; there is no such thing as "collateral damage" or justifiable civilian victims; there is no such thing as justice through bombing of civilians - whoever is supposedly hiding amongst them. The public relations department of the Israel Defense Force cannot shrug away thousands of deaths after ...5 - count them - five military offensives in Gaza in the last ten years, all with the same result: dead civilians and NO military victory. PEACE cannot be won at the end of a riffle or by piling up the bodies of women and children. It cannot be won by accumulating hate and the justifiable desire for vengeance on both sides, and fear is never a justification for murder. Hamas brings its people on the altar of its folly and israel sacrifices them gleefully. There is no honor for anyone here. Only shame and disgust at how little Palestinian lives are Worth. I do not know which is worse Hamas who wants martyrs or Israel which is happy to make them by the hundreds and israelis who cheer at every death. This is the same Israel that allowed christian militias to massacre Palestinians over thirty years ago at Sabra and Chatila, the same nation that has long lost its moral compass. A nation that has an excellent public relations department working for the military, but whose propaganda cannot hide a death toll which has nothing to do with humanitarian methods.
Israel, your right to exist and the folly of your missile launching enemies the Hamas, do not justify the massacre of defenseless civilians nor the mass destruction and havock you reek upon the Gazans. You claim they are being held hostage and used as shields? So why kill the hostages and massacre the shield? All they want is the right to live, to swim on their own shore, to fish off their own coast, to come and go as other nations do, to have water and electricity and room to breath without being accused of terrorism at every turn. The perpetuation of a state of war and periodic incursions and massacres of the civilian population can never be justified. Tsahal and Hamas are accomplices in this crime against peace. No rationalization can wipe the slate clean. Beware of the sound of spin doctors who can justify every crime and remember that the SS always found reasons why whole populations came to disappear "beyond their control." Collateral damage is a term used to absolve the guilty. One must not forget that.
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