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Steve Benson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years 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.
    May the best man kill the second best, all will be well in the world.

  2. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 4 years ago

    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)

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years 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.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years 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.

  5. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago


    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

  6. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago

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

  7. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago


    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.

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    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.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    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.

  10. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    A few facts to digest.

    It was reported during the Iran/Iraq war over 1 million Muslims were killed. As of today it was reported 40,000 Syrians have died as the result of the uprising. Today there is a battle going on in Egypt over the grab of power. Fatah kill Hamas and visa versa. Shiites kill Sunnis and visa versa.

    What do all these things share in common? They have nothing to do with Israel. The number of Muslims killed in their total historical battle with Israel is infinitesimal compared to what you do to each other almost on a daily basis. Put the blame on the basic nature of the beast- dark ages thinking.

    There are so many brilliant scholars in these countries that if they were willing to put aside their differences and try and cooperate they could actually move into the 21st Century.

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    Then you’re in great company and no different.

  12. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 4 years ago

    Does anyone commenting on this subject have any knowledge of history?
    Gaza-strip used to belong to Egypt – why didn’t they wont it back under the peace treaty with Israel?

    Gaza Strip ‘population’ has become an official nation of terrorists as they have democratically elected a universally recognized terrorist organization as their leadership.
    If any other country were subjected to the kind of constant terror attacks and rockets as Israel is from Gaza, Gaza would become a large parking lot, as it should be. But, unfortunately for the Israelis, they will effect a ‘surgical’ military operation that will undoubtedly cost a lot of Israeli lives. Not one Israeli soldier’s life is worth the risk of such ‘surgical’ operation, for which they will be condemned as if they carpet-bombed the place anyway.

  13. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    Those people must diminish the role of their holy men, and separate their church and state. States with tolerance instead of absolute faith.

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