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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    IDF headquarters is in the middle of civilians too.

  2. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Of course, the Hamas command centre under a hospital is OK?

    The command centre which was originally built as a safe operating centre by the Israelis?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Oh Michael…
    Anything I might say would be anti climatic, but…
    dude.
    You do have a way with words.
    Appreciatively,
    C.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t worry. The Israelis won’t allow a little thing like innocent civilians to stand in the way of bombing Gaza. They never have. The more civilians the Zionists kill now, the fewer there are to be come refugees when the next wave of Israeli settlements take away land from the Palestinians.

  5. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If you hide behind womens’ skirts you must accept civilian casualties. Hamas has no problem accepting those casualties, in fact they make up their public relations campaign to win world sympathy. For the life of me I can’t understand why people can’t see through that and why people are not disgusted by that and how they can blame Israel for that.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    Your Israeli now?
    .
    The thing about Israel is they don’t purposely seek to kill civilians. If they wanted they could wipe the Palestinians off the map in short order but they don’t.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Things to research…
    “Sarcasm”
    “Irony”
    “Nuance”
    US History.
    That last might take some time as to do it right requires reading several books for every ten to forty years covered from the 1600s to the present.
    C.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    Careful, don’t bite your lip or tongue. There’s no vaccine for that, yet.

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I suspect that Zipi understands that Michael wme is trying to communicate through sarcasm. Like Zipi, I find overuse of sarcasm to be a lazy and empty form of argument. I may perhaps differ from Zipi in my belief that Michael can do better than that.
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    The fact is that Hamas is not fighting by the rules of war and shows no intention of holding itself accountable by them. It is careless of civilian casualties to its own population, whether caused by Israeli attacks on Hamas militants or caused by misfiring Hamas weapons. For its part, Hamas is gleefully attempting to murder as many Jews as it can, whether they are soldiers or civilians.
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    Israel’s response to Hamas must take account of this reality. It would not justify deliberate attacks on civilians but it does color my response to reports of civilian deaths in the West Bank (in addition to the fact that Hamas is heavily restricting reporters in its territory from reporting any facts that detract from Hamas propaganda).

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @TripleAxel

    I had not considered laziness, Axel, just Zipi’s use of the words “uninformed moron”. The style of Michael’s writing seems to be his individual way of communicating and like NeoconMan and a few others, it makes me grin and/or grimace depending on topic and degree.
    I expect most of us can improve our communication skills, though in your case, your skills seem intact. I read the last ten of your postings on your profile, and you are consistently respectful and thoughtful in tone and presentation, resisting even my ventures into snarkiness as in my reply to Zipi.
    I cannot disagree with any of your comments, here or in profile and thank you for the tone and quality of your reply. Had Zipi used your style, I would have had nothing to which I might have replied.
    Very Respectfully,
    C.

  11. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank you for your kind words, Respectful Troll. I shall try to be worthy of them.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmmm, just like the brave, brave Cliven Bundy supporters.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Michael, “LET’S ROLL!”, you were on a good one. As I was watching the devastation in Gaza City, and around Gaza, it made me ask one simple question; "Why don’t (can’t) they show the destroyed buildings and communities, all civilian, in Israel??? Very simply, a couple holes in an occasional building, and lots of holes in open fields, aren’t very “impressive”…


    BTW, even with 2,000 rockets carrying 24 pound warheads, how does that compare to the 300 TONS of high explosives Israel has dropped in on the Gaza population? (This time.)


    Hamas is crazy, but they are NOT David taking on Goliath. A better comparison is a mouse defiantly standing against an arsonist started raging forest fire of destruction, who holds, for now, nuclear weapons in reserve. (And yes, just like the U.S., and Israel, the “head mouse” isn’t even living unprotected, in the target zone.)

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm, speaking of “leaflets”, I still have one of those “safe conduct passes” we dropped over ’Nam in large numbers for folks to bring in. Our troops tended to respect them, the South Vietnamese; ever hear of the “tiger cages” in South Vietnam, or just shooting the message carrier?

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    I keep reading reports and information of and from both Israel and Hamas and there seems to be no clear good/bad preponderance of evidence. To me, it does seem Israel has caused much of the ill feeling directed towards them.
    (and yes, I have read many sources on the history of this area and its people)

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