Saturday, January 3, 2009

On Gaza

The Israelis invaded Gaza to force change. Hamas rockets must be stopped. Invasion, bombing and killing is the only way to stop them.

Starving people, preventing them from going to work, keeping medical supplies away and otherwise maintaining an atmosphere of fear and hopelessness is a great way to make peace.

Perhaps killing most of the Palestinians will stop the violence?

Ugh.

By the way, I have no sympathy for Hamas. But I have little for Israel either.

4 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

They both seem equally repugnant, don't they?

Midnight Oil said...

I think most people are so used to the violence there that it's become background noise. The cycle never ends; they're just going to blow each other up into there are no more.

PseudoPiskie said...

I'm afraid you are right, Michael. Sad.

FranIAm said...

I tend to agree with you - no sympathy for Hamas, but Israel, please!

I have been there twice and have Jewish Zionist relatives and Palestinian friends. It is complicated, but when over 500 Palestinians are dead to 4 Israelis... Well it is just ugly all the way around.