Sunday, January 04, 2009

Gaza Bombed and Invaded

The conflict is constantly portrayed as too complex to understand or on the other hand one that is simple to understand: terrorists vs. democrats.

Here's a look at the root cause of the conflict.

A question to ask: if the conflict cannot be solved militarily, as is admitted by even the most reactionary supporter of Israel, then why the bombings and invasion?

Throughout the last week Israeli government spokesmen and its supporters have said to the effect, Hamas and the Palestinians need to be taught a lesson, they need to learn there is a cost for small rocket fire, etc.. In effect then Israeli policy is collective punishment.

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