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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    This is exactly what Israel is doing!
    Wouldn't proportional response be Israel randomly launching rockets and mortars into civilian areas seeing how that is what Hamas is doing? So if anyone is actually using a disproportionate action it is Hamas.
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm perfectly aware that many people find Israel's response objectionable (and yes, I'm aware that it has consequences as well). What I'm asking is what the response should be.
    Exactly what they are doing now.
    Egypt could send a delegation to Hamas and find out exactly what their goals are..We could establish a League of Peace Loving Nations and they could try to restore peace - or get blown up in the process.
    The UN ?
    Does this still exist ??
    The only solution, at this time, seems for the Palestinians to weed out Hamas themselves, IF they want peace...Now, they seem to prefer death...
    So be it..

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't think it's about what they have a right to do. It's about what's prudent and what's realistic. Think about the big picture: In the short-term, a strong retaliation may be able to stop the rocket attacks for a few months. But in the long-term, will a strong retaliation really accomplish anything? I don't see any reason to think that it will.
    No probably not, but who knows what will happen in the long term. This has been going on for 60 years and we still don't know what to do. Any cease-fire ends up being broken and this scenario starts all over again. Right now Israel is focused on saving the lives their people, not worrying about what this will mean a year from now.
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't think it's about what they have a right to do. It's about what's prudent and what's realistic. Think about the big picture: In the short-term, a strong retaliation may be able to stop the rocket attacks for a few months. But in the long-term, will a strong retaliation really accomplish anything? I don't see any reason to think that it will.
    you make a really good point
    look at all those japanese terrorists we created by dropping the Bombs on Japan

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Israel must break the will of the Palestinians
    they must make it too costly for them to continue the attacks
    that is how wars are won
    it isn't pretty, it isn't sanitary, it is war

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    BTW: Where is the poll?
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    you make a really good point
    look at all those japanese terrorists we created by dropping the Bombs on Japan
    Are you suggesting Israel should nuke Gaza? Or are you suggesting that Japanese terrorists were a big problem BEFORE we nuked them?
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Are you suggesting Israel should nuke Gaza? Or are you suggesting that Japanese terrorists were a big problem BEFORE we nuked them?
    1.) We DID NOT nuke Japan. We used an ATMOIC bomb on two Japanese cities. There is a HUGE difference between NUKE and ATOMIC.

    2.) Japanese terrorists, though they do exist, are an EXTREME RARITY. They are NOTHING like Hamas terrorists and Islamists.

    3.) What was your point again?

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    1.) We DID NOT nuke Japan. We used an ATMOIC bomb on two Japanese cities. There is a HUGE difference between NUKE and ATOMIC.
    Fission and fusion bombs are both nuclear.

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    2.) Japanese terrorists, though they do exist, are an EXTREME RARITY. They are NOTHING like Hamas terrorists and Islamists.
    Exactly.

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    3.) What was your point again?
    Umm I wasn't the one who brought up Japan.
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Are you suggesting Israel should nuke Gaza? Or are you suggesting that Japanese terrorists were a big problem BEFORE we nuked them?
    I am saying replace US with Israel & Japan with Gaza

    we bombed the **** out of Japan, and nuked 2 cities
    yet we are not plaged by japanese terrorists, unless they are working on a really long time horizon

    while nukes are out of the question IMHO
    bombing the **** out of Gaza could be just as effective in breaking Gaza's will
    Israel just needs to stop pussy-footing around and not bow to international pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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