Slightly biased don’t you think?!
If the Palestinians got their act together, (Hamas anyway), then the peace process could really go somewhere. Israel makes a lot of mistakes too and I think it does overreact, but the extremist Palestinians (in the Gaza strip anyway) are letting the rest down and preventing the peace process from succeeding.
Comment by Dan — March 31, 2008 @ 5:10 pm
I don’t really agree. The thing about Hamas is, they were elected 1.5 years ago, but Israel has had Palestinians in mass living under Apartheid for 40 years. So I don’t think Hamas is really to blame – they’re more a symptom.
Sadly I think the comic is only as biased as the sad reality. It shows the side I’m calling Palestine (tho it could be any war) throwing a bomb at their enemy, which is very much the truth. It also shows a massive response. One we’re calling war instead of terrorism – both cause death.
Something like 10x more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis. At the end of the day that’s most of what bothers me about the situation. The rest is how, the fact that a 6 year old Palestinian kid throws a rock and his family is gunned down. One or a few Palestinians bomb a market, and their whole city is fire bombed.
That’s not to say either side is perfect or wicked. But one is causing a lot more death and harm among the living than the other. And while Palestinians in theory shouldn’t do anything wrong, it’s easy to predict no group under the boot of violence and finance is going to lay down and take the abuse. Israel (as a nation with foreign policy, not as a people) is doing most of the killing, and that means they have most of the power to change or improve the situation.
And all of that is why I think the picture is a frighteningly accurate way to portray the situation.
Comment by alexanderthegreatest — March 31, 2008 @ 9:21 pm
Nice comic, kind of funny. Switch the amount of ordinance around, and *then* it might be a little more accurate, sans the air cover and plus alot more Katyushas.
Remember, Hezbollah shoots these rockets from civilian sites within Lebanon intentionally – using their own people as human shields. As far as Hamas… well, who provides these people with running water, electricity, etc? Not their elected officials; all of those resources come from outside Gaza.
Remember as well: car/bus bombs, shuq bombs, as well as suicide/human bombs. Civilian targets, indiscriminate. How would you handle this if this was your neighbor?
Is Israel perfect? No. Is that reason for terrorism against them, i.e., launching Katyushas from civilian shields and into civilian settlements indiscriminately? (If you live in the firezone, you may be better suited to answer that. Offhand, I’ll assume that your state side while blogging this, so correct me if I’m wrong.)
Comment by meshuggah — June 3, 2008 @ 5:56 pm
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