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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:03 PM
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Seven killed in Gaza air strikes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5240746.stm

At least seven people, including a child, have been killed in an Israeli operation in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials have said.

Witnesses said about 50 tanks, backed by bulldozers, pushed further into Gaza, taking up positions near Rafah.

The Israeli military said it carried out air strikes on militant targets, including a group which it said was trying to launch an anti-tank rocket.
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S'CUSE ME, but militant targets that are "trying to launch an anti-tank rocket"

would seem to be defensive, in response to "50 tanks, backed by bulldozers"



I mean is there any question who the aggressor is here???
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theanarch Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:41 PM
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1. obviously you haven't internalized the proper nominclature...
...when the US or an ally march into another country with guns blazing, it's self-defense. When the country being invaded shoots back, it's unprovoked terrorism...sheesh, don't you watch the M$M?
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:37 PM
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2. there shouldn't be any dispute on who the aggressor is...
yet somehow, there is. I'm completely baffled as to how that basic fact can't be acknowledged by both sides.

In a situation with so much controversy, it seems to me that should be one of the true facts we can all agree on: if you invade another country or people land, you are the aggressor.
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