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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

Infographic: Weapons and casualty comparison past four years

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Reply Infographic: Weapons and casualty comparison past four years (Original post)
morningfog Nov 2012 OP
holdencaufield Nov 2012 #1
morningfog Nov 2012 #2
holdencaufield Nov 2012 #3
morningfog Nov 2012 #4
shaayecanaan Nov 2012 #5
Mosby Nov 2012 #6
Mosby Nov 2012 #7
morningfog Nov 2012 #8

Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:08 PM

1. This kind of encapsulates ...

 

... the mind-blowing stupidity of a terrorist group picking a fight with a modern army.

Talk about bringing a knife to a gunfight. Perhaps Hamas hasn't sufficiently thunk-it-through?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:12 PM

2. This is the nature of asymmetrical warfare.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:26 PM

3. Which says a lot ...

 

... about the mindset of those who engage in it.

Asymmetrical warfare has its place, the Colonial Americans won against the British, The Sudanese won against the British, Viet Cong won against France and America. History is replete with small, determined forces, winning against technologically superior armies.

However, in every case where it was successfully used, the superior force was deployed away from their home country, in a place they really had no place being, and no compelling reason (other than national pride) to see it through.

However, in the case of Palestinians against Israel, it can only be possible for the Palestinians to "win" if they believe the Jews will just pack up and go "home". But, that isn't the case -- the Jews in Israel ARE home. They aren't going anywhere and the Palestinians are attacking a people who they will -- eventually -- have to sit across the table and bargain with.

So, you have to ask yourself, are the people in Charge of Gaza deluded (thinking Israel will surrender) or just insane (wanting to go out in a blaze of martyrdom)? Either choice is pretty crazy.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:32 PM

4. Hamas doesn't have to win and Israel can't. That is what Israel

never seems to learn. You cannot blockade and bomb your way to resolve this decades long conflict.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. and Hezbollah won against Israel

If the Vietcong kicking the US out of Vietnam counts as a victory, Hezbollah kicking Israel out of South Lebanon counts as no less.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:24 AM

7. who made this?

Does anyone know?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. I don't know.

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