What is the point of making a statement like "if they fire one missile Israel should fire 30 back! if a school or hospital is hit tough darts!" or whatever? What does that mindset accomplish or prove?
The solution to the problem is not revenge. Neutralize the threat obviously, but calling for overkill and simply saying that innocent lives do not matter makes you no better than the enemy you are retaliating against.
Why even pretend you are the good guy if you are so willing to adopt an attitude that makes you just as evil?
Last edited by Lerxst; 01-10-09 at 06:36 PM.
You aren't a student of modern warfare are you?Again 30:1 good ratio. Thats how America ended the Nazi problem and the problem in the pacific.
I can agree with this.WAR SUCKS.... Don`t start one if you don`t want to be hit back.
Last edited by Lerxst; 01-10-09 at 07:03 PM.
That really depends on whether they feel their lives are worth living.PLO / STOP THIS SILLYNESS,YOU`VE LOST.IT`S OVER. PEACE IS GOOD IN THIS KIND OF SITUATION.
From what I've read, many of them seem to feel that their situation is intolerable, their lives unlivable, and it's all Israel's fault.
In that situation, there's no reason for them to stop fighting.
Whether the die (likely) or defeat Israel (unlikely) they'll still be better off than if they just stop fighting.
That may be their perspective, at any rate.
Modern warfare describes weapons and tactics that have come about during and after World War 2. Hence my comment. What Hamas is doing is in fact engaging in modern warfare because they are engaged in battle with the IDF and utilizing modern assault rifles, some Russian anti-tank missiles like the Sagger, anti-tank and anti-personnel land mines, remote detonated IED's, a small quantity of Russian man portable Surface to Air missiles, RPG's, grenades, and modern urban warfare tactics. Yes they are using Qassam rockets, which are truly rudimentary by modern standards, but that is just one piece of equipment they are using. Just because Israel truly outclasses them in weaponology and tactics doesn't mean this isn't modern warfare.
This is part of the problem when it comes to debating topics like this. The devil is in the details. Details will sneak up on you.
Last edited by Lerxst; 01-10-09 at 08:19 PM.