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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 01:22 PM
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30. It makes no difference to Israel
I mean come on, if somebody is throwing rocks at me from my neighbor's living room, and I go over and talk to him about it, and he says "oh, that's my crazy brother. I can't get him to listen to me. Sorry", eventually I can't just keep taking that for an answer, and I have to call the cops on the guy.

Only we're talking countries, not people, so there are no cops, and rockets, not rocks (well, ok, there are rocks too), so the stakes are people's lives not their car's paint jobs. If the Lebanese government can't control its own territory, then Israel has an interest in doing *something* to get that territory under control.

I mean, if Quebecois started shooting rockets at Maine, and Ottawa said "sorry, we can't control those crazy francophones", I guarantee you we would do something.

Maybe Ahmadi-Najad had a point in his letter to *... democracy is failing around the world. People are introduced to democracy and see it produce results like in Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Russia, the Ukraine... what do you expect them to think about it?
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