Nov 20, 2012

Israel's Dilemma Fighting Martyrdom

Rockets fired from inside Gaza City
During the second world War, the United States had trouble wrapping it's head around the kamikaze attacks. There is a similar situation occurring in Gaza. Israel is not targeting civilians; Hamas has placed their rocket launchers in civilian sites, with public approval. The rockets are fired from playgrounds and rooftops. As of Sunday, Israel aborted twenty five air strikes because their pilots reported seeing civilians near the targets. The leadership of Hamas has spoken in the past of jihad and martyrdom. They stated that they form human shields of women and children. Although urban rocket launchers and civilian causalities serve the purpose of Israel's enemies and distracters, Israel must protect it's citizens.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting how the press routinely suppresses these facts from their reporting.

Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

WTF you talking about Scott. The NY Times has been full of this stuff. So has the BBC and others.
You remark is unreal.

michael molovinsky said...

@10:38, needless to say i agree with scott, or there would have been no need for me to write this post. although the press harps on over a hundred palestinian casualties, considering the number of israeli sorties, it shows that they are indeed surgical in their attacks. i do not minimize any palestinian casualty. it would have been much preferable for hamas not have rained missiles on israel for years, necessitating this response. that said, there would be far less casualties if the rocket launchers were away from the urban area of gaza city.

Anonymous said...

Mike you'll obviously do anything to attract attention to yourself, including riding on the coattails of Israel's headlines when you aren't even a practicing Jew. You are however a practicing putz.

michael molovinsky said...

bill villa, you should practice being a human being. anybody who spends their days cyberstaking their long enemy list richly deserves some attention from the authorities.

Bernie O'Hare said...

MM, I like the new tabloid pic. I think I dated her.