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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I do wonder…why do the Israelis have “Freedom Fighters”, and everyone else has “Terrorists”?
    Kind of like the difference between “Intelligence Operatives”, and “Spies”, I guess.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Israel goes out of it’s way to not kill civilians. The radical Muslim terrorist go out of their way to kill civilians and hide among the general population so as to make sure their death rate is as high as they can make it. And if it is not high enough they make it up. That sir is just one of the differences. Or how about a freedom fighter does not go into someone else land and demand a piece of it.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Uh…where did the country of israel come from? Always thought they went in and took it.
    .
    Not complaining, that’s how my country came into being also, but honesty helps understanding.
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    May the best man kill the second best, all will be well in the world.

  4. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Naah, the third best will then try to kill the best, and so on, and so on…..

  5. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    to bad Israel really sucks at their job if its not to kill civilians, considering that for every militant (16 total) nearly 10 civilians died (132) and 100 somewhat civilians injured (1000-3000 depending on media)

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A more accurate representation would be the folks in Gaza being in a fish bowl, lobbing rocks, while Israel has sophisticated modern weapons, and an electroshock rod, stuck in the bowl.


    “Iron dome” is proving pretty successful, and just one more example of the difference in both offensive, and defensive capabilities.


    Also interesting how the “right” keeps trying to blame Iran for sending equipment to Hamas, while WE send more money for Iron Dome, and many other weapons, to Israel, and ignore that they are the only nuclear armed force in the Middle East.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Sorry, but mortar shells are NON-DISCRIMINATORY!
    You get hit by shrapnel, you get wounded, or you DIE! Soldier, civilian, child, old person…WHATEVER!
    Same for rocket warheads.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    So far it looks like not such a good outcome for Israel, but they did get to test their missile defense system, and maybe that was the whole point.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Winners can give themselves any label they want, and so choose affirmative labels like ‘freedom fighter.’


    Losers must accept whatever disparaging label the winners impose on them, like ‘terrorist’ or ‘war criminal’.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The initial funding and development of the Iron Dome system was provided and undertaken by Israel. This allowed for the deployment of the first two Iron Dome systems. Subsequently, funding for an additional eight Iron Dome systems—along with funding for a supply of interception missiles—is currently being provided by the United States, with two of these additional systems having been delivered by 2012. Funding for the production and deployment of these additional Iron Dome batteries and interceptor missiles was approved by the United States Congress, after being requested by President Obama in 2010.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Dome

  11. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Since you kindly ask where the State of Israel came from here is the answer.
    Next time before asking an uninformed question why don’t you do a little research?

    “The document was based on the principles contained in Article 22 of the draft Covenant of the League of Nations and the San Remo Resolution of 25 April 1920 by the principal Allied and associated powers after the First World War.1 The mandate formalised British rule in the southern part of Ottoman Syria from 1923–1948.
    The formal objective of the League of Nations Mandate system was to administer parts of the defunct Ottoman Empire, which had been in control of the Middle East since the 16th century, “until such time as they are able to stand alone.”5 The mandate document formalised the division of the British protectorates – Palestine, to include a national home for the Jewish people, under direct British rule, and Transjordan, an Emirate governed semi-autonomously from Britain under the rule of the Hashemite family.1

  12. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    Other than Israel there is no “Palestine”. Gaza, Trans-Jordan, West Bank but no country other than that awarded to the Jewish people.

  13. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @Quipss

    You are either being deliberately dim or have no idea of what is actually going on. Palestinian terrorists dressed as citizens shoot rockets into Israel and then run like cowards into crowded civilian neighborhoods and hide out amongst civillians. They even hid in a reporters only hotel and when pursued cry like children you can’t shoot back, it isn’t fair.

  14. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    It will help to note that the League of Nation’s & United nation’s decisions were made by colonial and other powers. If you read reports by politicians of the era, you can read the paternalism shown towards their mandates. Partitioning was made, not in the interests of locals, but according to French & British colonial interests, as well as regional powers.
    That partly explains the Palestian’s protest and rejection of the partitioning.

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Quipss

    Pay no mind to Libertarian1’s insults
    As Michaelwme aptly put it above:
    “Losers must accept whatever disparaging label the winners impose on them, like ‘terrorist’ or ‘war criminal’.”

    The truth is terrorism is rife amongst both parties.

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