ebrown p wrote:
Two things are very clear from your posts.
1) You have formed strong opinions about who is right and who is wrong.
2) You are ignorant about the basic facts of the conflict.
Strong opinions based on ignorance is a very dangerous combination.
I suggest you learn about the blockade that Israel maintains on the Gaza strip and how Egypt has been pressured into cooperating with this blockade before embarrassing yourself further.
Google will provide any number of unbiased descriptions of the situation... as well as the biased ones you have apparently already skimmed.
Boy, do you sound condescending in voicing your opinion about me. You believe I do not know the "basic facts" of the conflict, as you stated above. That is a red-herring, since it implies that if I knew the basic facts of the conflict, I would change my position. No. I would like the Israelis to not have rockets fired at them. That is not an ignorant position.
You have every right to your opinion. I have every right to my opinion. Both opinions are subjective. Just like I voted for McCain, and you might not have. Some might say my vote was based on ignorance? Making it incorrect? That is silly!
How does Israel pressure Egypt? That is silly.
The little secret, I believe, about this Israeli military action is that many people just cannot seem to accept the fact that these Israeli Jews are fighting back, and really upsetting the cognitive dissonance of so many people that see Jews as timid people.
In effect, I believe, many people argue against Israel from the position of the morality that they learned in religious or secular studies. However, some in Israel may be beyond morality, based on feeling quite connected to their history. They are involved with survival. Survival is quite different than morality. That is why we are talking at cross-purposes, and I believe you are possibly frustrated at my supposed level of knowledge of all the nuances of what led up to the conflict. Think of it as a prize fight. I am hoping for one fighter to win. If you do not like that position, please do not try to make me think I should be guilty because you may be the more moral individual regarding this topic.