Comments on: In Gaza war, lions led by donkeys? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-7048 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:33:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-7048 Come on people wake up now… We have created this terrorist state of Israel by our tax money. So stop paying your tax money to Israel and this so called middle east problem will be solved. Simple as that.

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By: idrees from maldives http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-6666 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:50:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-6666 There has been lots of talk about Hamas refusing to accept Israel’s right to… something. But Hamas does have a legitimate reason for refusing to register Israel as a state. Its because Israel has never restricted itself with known borders. This is a very peculiar situation and all known countries of the world has defined their boarders and yet Israel has not done this. So Hamas is right in saying no to an unknown sized country which has not brought nothing except misery and war to the region.

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By: aqilmund http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-6372 Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-6372 Dave get YOUR fact straight, please, before regurgitating Zionist propaganda; the Zionists who make up the Israeli population have taken over the debate by framing it in their terms. Not all Jews agree with their agenda or their means remember Rabin (fyi a bonafide Israeli war hero assassinated by a Jew because he proposed a peace for land deal).
To put people in enclaves with no access; building walls around them and restricting all flow of goods and people through force; to invade and abuse the civil and human rights of a people because of their ethnicity guess whereof I speak sir.That is what the Germans did to the Jews and those European Jews have learned well but not well enough. Just as they were not crushed but were re borne so it shall be with the Palestinians. Mid East oil is not going to last for ever…

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By: L. Coleman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-6103 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:00:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-6103 going back to the tijuana vs. california statement, i believe he was purely using the idea of a border between the two countries rather than comparing gaza directly to tijuana. however, if you do want to compare them it is very possible. california is basically mexico’s version of israel. even though we bought california peacefully from mexico, we had to fight a whole war with them first (they were under spanish rule at the time). but for a while before that, there were many american’s living in california (occupation maybe?), granted, this isn’t the same as a military force, but it is similar. also, mexican families were displaced when california entered the union. i’m pretty sure there were a bunch of mexicans who didn’t want to live under US rule.

so basically, the comparison was pretty accurate, but again, i don’t belive he was going that far. he was just using a comparison that dealt with subjects close to home. he could have just as easily used a comparison between a city in canada firing rockets into michigan. there was some territorial disputes up there back in the day too.

anyways, israel is retaliating legitimately. just look at the ceasefire. a couple days in, hamas starts shooting more rockets into israel, and you expect them not to retaliate? ha. this war is never going to end. saying the phrase “peace in the middle east” is like saying “there’s a giant ice cube in the middle of the sun” it just doesn’t work.

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By: Ms Ada Bsiz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-6054 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:07:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-6054 The theory that Israel would disintegrate if peace is declared with the Arabs due to political and ethnic in-fighting might prove to be true soon.

The only unifying power in Israeli politics so far has been the war on the “enemy”. Once that is removed what possible unity could there be inside Israel.

Already serious rifts and cracks, quickly hushed up, have appeared between saphardi, Ashkenazi Israelis on one side and African/Indian and other ethnic “second class” Israeli citizens. These rift are bound to widen in the absence of a stronger survival threat were a peace treaty is signed.

The majority of critics of this theory are Israelis of course. But it provides the only logical deduction to forgotten internal religious and ethnic struggles threatening the very fabric of what is called Israel.

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By: Nina Ruby http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-5793 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:29:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-5793 The Israeli response to Hamas’ ineffective rockets was excessive and immoral. Why do the US and the EU continue to give unconditional support to Israel while it ignores international laws and basic human rights to the Palestinian people such as settlements in the West Bank and the fence built on Palestinians’ lands? The US can not negotiate peace in the Middle East if its uneven treatment continues. The UN should take the lead with full support of the EU and diplomacy persuasion with the US is the only hope. “Full support” means the implementation of UN resolutions is a MUST.

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By: Andrew Franks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-5791 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:49:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-5791 Mr. Muller seems to be close to the mark. If Hamas refuses to accept Israel, this conflict will go on forever. Some of your commentators should be reminded that this war started because Hamas extremists had been shelling Israel for months. The Media had (has) a very biased view of what’s going on. And after 8 years of Bush we are to respect the Government’s Expert on the situation? One other media comment: Television news kept showing what I suspect is a BBC feed of children injured and dying during the conflict, as if to say that was the intent. Children and women have died in every war from the beginning of time. If Reuters had a TV Channel they would blow everybody else out of the market.

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By: Winchester73 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-5780 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:59:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-5780 Almost forgot my advice: let the Hamas leaders mellow a little with the years. Killing them off won’t bring about a more level-headed batch. The British didn’t opt to kill Menachem Begin after the King David Hotel bombing. If you think that was wise, you should see some utility in talking to Hamas.

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By: Winchester73 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-5775 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:21:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-5775 Destroying Hamas would just lead to new, more violent, extremists. After Munich, I may have opted for same policy of finding those responsible and assassinating them. But the ultimate effect was that the power vaccuums left were filled by more extreme people. I know it’s easy for me to criticize Israelis for giving into fear, but Amos Gilad is not thinking beyond his fear. Israelis and Palestinians have both used “terrorist” tactics. It’s been that way since the bombing of the King David Hotel. The term is just an excuse to postpone real negotiations. This is a war, an ugly war that has gone on for a long time, but it can end.

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By: Forecast Highs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/in-gaza-war-lions-led-by-donkeys/#comment-5759 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:01:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1292#comment-5759 Amos Gilad, the man who has been leading the ceasefire negotiations for Israel with Egypt, believes that in the end, Israel will have to destroy Hamas, because Hamas will never give up on destroying Israel. And if Amos Gilad says the ceasefire won’t last forever, you’d better believe him.

http://forecasthighs.com/2009/01/18/ceas efire-in-gaza-until-the-next-round/

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