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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 07:49 PM
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19. depends on your definition of indiscriminately
targeting a facility in a highly-populated civilian area could be considered indiscriminate, since it's bound to kill civilians. Even the smartest of smart bombs can't avoid that.

the only true way to avoid killing large numbers of civilians would be for Israel to order every woman and child out of Gaza and then go in with ground troops and make mass arrests or have a huge shootout.

...which, granted, isn't the smartest option for Israel, which is why that's likely not going to happen.
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  -Israel mounts PR campaign to blame Hamas for Gaza destruction uppityperson  Dec-28-08 05:42 PM   #0 
  - Blame those lily-white innocent lambs? How is that even possible?  aquart   Dec-28-08 05:45 PM   #1 
  - Personally I'd like accurate news stories, not PR crap.  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 05:52 PM   #2 
  - Watch it, your racism is showing!  IndianaGreen   Dec-28-08 07:32 PM   #16 
  - My Question:  tekisui   Dec-28-08 05:55 PM   #3 
  - Perhaps because it is military, rather like military elsewhere in the world.  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 06:00 PM   #5 
  - Exactly my point.  tekisui   Dec-28-08 06:01 PM   #7 
  - That would be my understanding of it.  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-28-08 06:00 PM   #6 
  - Well, the PR campaign is also out in force here  Alamuti Lotus   Dec-28-08 05:59 PM   #4 
  - 2 conflicting view in this post...  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 06:01 PM   #8 
  - Praise and justification are not the same  Vegasaurus   Dec-28-08 07:24 PM   #14 
  - Spinning violence is still violence, to most people.  azul   Dec-28-08 06:04 PM   #9 
  - well, i disagree about the premise of PR campaigns not helping  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 06:24 PM   #10 
  - How do PR campaigns help? serious question. Not just this, but ever?  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 06:39 PM   #11 
  - PR campaigns  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 07:23 PM   #13 
     - PR campaign may help 1 side. I mean it doesn't help the whole situation, help both sides.  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 07:37 PM   #17 
        - well, i don't think that's the point of PR  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 07:41 PM   #18 
           - What do you think the point of PR is?  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 08:28 PM   #23 
              - PR, as far as I understand it  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 09:28 PM   #28 
                 - Thanks, that is what I had worked my way around to figuring, but then  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 09:46 PM   #29 
  - Exactly, and targeting civilians is outlawed by the UN.  azul   Dec-28-08 06:45 PM   #12 
     - Any evidence that civilians are being targeted or attacked indiscriminately  HardcoreProgressive   Dec-28-08 07:28 PM   #15 
        - depends on your definition of indiscriminately  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 07:49 PM   #19 
        - If we do it, it is not indiscriminate.  IndianaGreen   Dec-28-08 08:11 PM   #21 
        - I concur in part  HardcoreProgressive   Dec-28-08 08:14 PM   #22 
           - well, considering Gaza is very small  Magic Rat   Dec-28-08 08:56 PM   #26 
              - I do not know you, but thank you for your posts.  uppityperson   Dec-28-08 09:07 PM   #27 
        - Let's see, x number of attacks yields y number of civilians killed.  azul   Dec-28-08 08:04 PM   #20 
  - Shouldn't be too hard...... considering  rundownman   Dec-28-08 08:30 PM   #24 
  - On September 1, 1939, Hitler told the Reichstag that Germany was defending herself against...  IndianaGreen   Dec-28-08 08:35 PM   #25 

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