So now the Israeli government has turned Yassin into a martyr. Yeah, real smart move..."This is the moment Sheikh Yassin dreamed about," he said.
"Sheikh Yassin lived and died and offered his life to Palestine. Sheikh Yassin was a hero and a fighter and the leader of a nation, and [he] is in heaven now."
"The battle is open and war between us and them is open. They are the killers of prophets and today they killed an Islamic symbol," said senior Hamas political leader Abdul Aziz al Rantissi.
You know there was a time in the 80's when I was impressed with Israeli actions, you now Entebi and such but over the last few years I find little difference between one side that uses suicide bombers to kill innocent people and another side that punishes the families of the suicide bombers and has no regard for the safety of civilians when it attacks...Cock Throppled said:I give up trying to understand. These people are all morons. Each side is as bad as the other and they have so much hatred there is no possible solution. I always thought, growing up that the Middle East and its problems would lead to the end of the world. That likelihood is closer now.
Hmm while I certainly don't want to get into an argument about all this since I really don't support either side certainly not terror bombings of innocent people but I do recall agents if the Israeli state murdering people in foriegn countries and at least in one case the WRONG person. Call it espionage/murder/terrorism... who cares if you are dead...zaig said:I don't recall any group of Israelis carrying out terrorist activities.
In this scenario, the obvious missing plot hole is why the neighbors are so pissed off at the new guy in the first place?zaig said:Just imagine you move into a new neighbourhood and decide its just what you are looking for. You decide to raise a family, but just as soon as your first child is born, every neighbour in your area, as well as their friends in adjacent areas and all their relatives decide that they not only want you to leave, they want to kill your child, you, all your family members both living and not yet born, and will go to whatever length needed to accomplish this task.
I don't think people are really "taking sides" (I hope I'm not sounding like I'm taking sides) but I think most people realize that both sides are at fault - and both sides are right; however, I think that while most people outside of the region (who do not have a vested interested or is emotionally involved) can take an objective look at the situation and understand both side's perspective. It is unfortunate that the people in the middle of the conflict can't step back and evaluate the situation from a different perspective... it's truly unfortunate.wolverine said:
Not really taking sides here, but just being devil's advocate so that both sides of the story are realized.