Re: Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy
Originally Posted by Zyphlin
Here's the difference.
A car coming at you the wrong way on the highway is generally a one off experience with someone you don't know that is unlikely to repeat itself in a similar way. Its is not analogous to the Israeli/Palestinian issue.
You're absolutely right, if that happened on the road the quickest and most effecitve manner to deal with it would be to avoid it and likely be done with it for the most part. Its likely to sort it self out (someone going the wrong way is going to draw attention to cops) and staying on your course even though its right is going to cause you damage while veering would be a very short term deviation before getting right back on track.
What would be more appropriate of an analogy is if rather than this happenly randomly on the highway, almost everyday that you pull out of your main street of your neighborhood the same car is routinely coming down the wrong side of the street barreling after you. But that's not all. Occasionally rather than doing that they'll pull out in front of you. Another time they may just tailgate you forever on end, bumping your bumper even if you try to veer to let them around you, only passing once you fully stop and pull over. Another time they're just straddling the road, blocking it for 10 minutes. In a situation like this, simply going around it is going to be counter productive to your long term happiness and goals. Anytime you go anywhere you'll have to account for a lot of extra time in case this happens. Undoubtably you're bound to not react quick enoguh at some point or just have bad luck when pulling over and cause damage to your car. Without question is going to cause you a great deal of stress. And by just giving up and trying to avoid it every time its probably not just going to go away. That doesn't mean the only alternative is to plow head long into the guy. You call the authorities, you go to the guys house and talk to him, and you know if those didn't work you may end up coming to blows or sabatoging his car (something I wouldn't be shocked if you had kids and he's putting them at risk with his stupidity). You'd take other action to stop the continual law breaking against you.
The above would be far closer of a situation to what Israel is going through then the lone random person going the wrong way on the highway. The Blockade wasn't a response to a single "car going down the wrong side of the highway" and removing the blockade to "Swerve and avoid it" isn't going to get you anything but run off the road the next day, and the next day, and the next day.
You raise a very good point. I do not even disagree with you except for the fact that Israel for all the noise is really a very small country. They are surrounded by people that want to kill them, and the rest of the pretty much does not care. America is somewhere in the middle. Id they can't even be assured of being resupplied in a war if attacked I am just saying that they need to be sure that there are no other options.