You seem reasonable, so let me ask your opinion on a scenario.
Someone breaks into your home with a knife, with the intention killing you and your family.
Before this person is able to stab your child, you shoot them.
According to the prevailing logic, you are at sole fault.
After all, nobody in your family died. The would-be assailant lays dead on your floor.
Is this not disproportion response?
Death toll 0 vs. Death toll 1
Similarly, Hamas has launched over 12,000 rockets. Just this method of attack is 12,000 attempted murders.
Each of these is a war crime. Each of these is the murderer breaking into your house.
One more thing, though I’m saddened by the deaths of children during these past few weeks, I take great issue with the false claim that 75% of deaths are civilians. Especially when Hamas fighters dress as women, Hamas executes its civilians, and when Hamas misfires a rocket (one hit a playground today) the numbers can be significantly altered.
Take that into account in addition to the source of these statistics…
Ever wondered how terrorists in Gaza conceal rocket launchers? Let IDF Paratroopers show you
On July 29, 2014, soldiers from the IDF Paratroopers Brigade uncovered the opening to another terror tunnel in Gaza, as well as a concealed underground rocket launcher.
is not just fighting , it is fighting terror.
Mark Regev on CNN: “We have accepted humanitarian ceasefire after ceasefire, every time Hamas either rejects or violates them.”
"Yesterday one of the stories thrust into the mainstream media was nearly simultaneous explosions in a Palestinian neighborhood and at al-Shifa hospital.
The media immediately took the Hamas line that it was Israeli missiles. Later, the IDF stated that it had not fired on those locations, and that the explosions were misfired Hamas or Islamic Jihad missiles.”
Read more about the media cover-up of Hamas crimes: http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/07/media-cover-up-of-hamas-crimes-starting-to-unravel/
More Anti Semitism at The Hague.
Apparently from Thursday, “Death to the Jews!” chanted during an Anti Israel hatefest at The Hague
Here are some interesting parts:
At 1:35, a person shouts ”Those who do not jump are Jews!” followed by ten seconds of Muslims jumping to avoid being tagged with that horrible title.
At 2:27 a chant starts, “Al Maut, Al Maut, Al Maut al Yahud” - “Kill, Kill, Kill the Jews.” That goes on for 30 seconds, and then comes the chant of “Beware, Oh Jews, the army of Mohammed is coming!”
According to a YouTube commenter, at one point there is a call to forcefully undress a female journalist/blogger who was recording the hatefest.
UPDATE: The authorities had a lukewarm reaction, saying that they needed to translate the Arabic to determine if any laws had been broken,
Marco Rubio: Amazing Again!
Sen. Marco Rubio’s speech to the US Senate, in which he blamed Hamas for the deaths of Gazan civilians, has become a massive hit. The YouTube video has been viewed over 60,000 times, and, on this site alone, it has been ‘Liked’ over 20,000 times.
And rightly so. The speech was stunning.
Well, you know that adage about sequels being worse than the original? I don’t think that applies here
Allen West Just Perfectly Summed Up The Difference Between Hamas And Israel
Earlier this week, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal lied to the American people and the world.
He went on U.S. television and claimed that Hamas are tolerant people who seek coexistence, when in truth Hamas is a racist terrorists group who seek the physical destruction of Israel and its people.
Please spread the truth about terror org Hamas, & watch to learn more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5o1XqUb_6c …
In a startling report from German media, we learn that the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, told Jews living in Germany to avoid being recognizable as a Jew in public in order to avoid being attacked.
Knobloch went further. She said that German Jews are increasingly threatened, and that the level of danger is the worst it has been since 1945. The excuse this time is dressed up as humanitarian concern for civilians in Gaza. But there always is some flimsy excuse which evanesces under the slightest ray of inspection.
Just one example of current German hostility to Jews was an effort by three men to set fire to a synagogue in Wuppertal-Barman overnight on July 28. The culprits used molotov cocktails (as if further reminders of World War II were necessary) in an attempt to raze the synagogue.
But Knobloch wasn’t suggesting that it was an acceptable solution for Jews to cower like mice and hope no one notices their Jewishness. She said that it was not acceptable for Jews in Germany to again be the victims of attacks and insults.
“When synagogues burn, it is time for all leaders to ask: ‘What must we do to protect Jewish citizens!’”
Knobloch also decried the intolerable Jew-baiting, incitement against Jews and calls for violence. She pointed out the particular irony of such behavior constituting an abuse of the freedoms of expression and assembly, and dressed-up as a humanitarian response to the deaths in Gaza.
This 81-year old German Jewish woman did not only criticize those who are inciting against Jews, she also demanded to know where were the other German citizens who are not responding to the anti-Semitic outrages, instead remaining silent. Again.
"The general public is silent," Knobloch said. "Whoever is silent now affirms what is happening!"