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    What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    I've had a few debates with people in (in "real life"), and as I'm an artist and generally keep artists for company, I'm pretty much alone in my position that Israel has the right to eradicate active threats to its people. The discussion always devolves into who threw spitballs at whom first, (e.g. "Hasn't Israel had a tendency to overreact in the past?" as if that has any bearing on what's going on right now) and the fact that Hamas was launching rockets at Israeli population centers during the course of the cease fire is ignored or waved aside.

    So, forget who was naughty first. Hamas launches rockets at Israel.

    If military retaliation is not the correct response, then what is?
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Israel should calmly ask Hamas to quit bombing them.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Israel could conduct more precise military attacks which target Hamas and not civilians. Instead of carpet bombing, send in troops to apprehend criminals.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Israel could conduct more precise military attacks which target Hamas and not civilians. Instead of carpet bombing, send in troops to apprehend criminals.
    Isn't Israel using smart bombs now? And even then, won't civilian casualties be inevitable when Hamas launches rockets from civilian structures? Also, how do you just send in troops to apprehend criminals who have perfected guerilla warfare in a population that is entirely on the side of Hamas?

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Israel should calmly ask Hamas to quit bombing them.
    Your problem solving skills are being squandered here.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Israel could conduct more precise military attacks which target Hamas and not civilians. Instead of carpet bombing, send in troops to apprehend criminals.
    Why do you lie and say they are carpet bombing when they obviously are not?

    They are using the greatest restraint possible. Sending in troops would be far more bloody.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Challenge the Head of Government to a duel.

    To achieve this, the Champion of Israel must first gain access to Michael Jacksons lost glove.
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Egypt needs to assume sovereignty over Palestine and restore order. Palestine is not a "country" in any sense of the word. It's a lawless assemblage of criminals and impoverished and the only way this nonsense will ever be resolved is by eliminating Hamas once and for all. They have no desire for peace, none whatsoever.

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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Why do you lie and say they are carpet bombing when they obviously are not?

    They are using the greatest restraint possible. Sending in troops would be far more bloody.
    They bomb civilian targets to get to the terrorists. That's not proper response, not in the current situation. The last few attacks on Israel killed what? 2 or so people? Israel retaliates and kills hundreds, many of whom are civilian. You've just killed many people's parents, friends, or family. You think they're going to be happy with you now? You think there will be no retaliation for that? You're a fool if you think so. There is a vicious circle established in this conflict. Who or what started it no longer matters, all that matters is the existence of this circle. And both sides feed into it, when Israel fires these rockets and hits civilians they feed into it. They perpetuate it the same as Palestine. If you want peace, you have to seek a different solution than this. Killing off civilians is not the way to achieve peace; and both sides are equally guilty. Proper response includes not bombing civilians.
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    Re: What is the proper response to Hamas rockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They bomb civilian targets to get to the terrorists. That's not proper response, not in the current situation. The last few attacks on Israel killed what? 2 or so people? Israel retaliates and kills hundreds, many of whom are civilian. You've just killed many people's parents, friends, or family. You think they're going to be happy with you now? You think there will be no retaliation for that? You're a fool if you think so. There is a vicious circle established in this conflict. Who or what started it no longer matters, all that matters is the existence of this circle. And both sides feed into it, when Israel fires these rockets and hits civilians they feed into it. They perpetuate it the same as Palestine. If you want peace, you have to seek a different solution than this. Killing off civilians is not the way to achieve peace; and both sides are equally guilty. Proper response includes not bombing civilians.
    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.

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