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Of Hiroshima, Hamas And Israelís Right To Exist
Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 5, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 08/05/2014 5:47:43 PM PDT by raptor22

Threats: As a somber anniversary nears, "proportional response" has replaced "victory" in the lexicon of war. But no nation facing an existential threat should apologize for winning or for saving the lives of its own people.

The other day Navi Pillay, the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights, after a meeting of the U.N.'s Geneva-based Human Rights Council, said that Israel, despite dropping leaflets, dummy bombs and even sending text messages and using social media to warn citizens in Gaza, was not doing enough to protect civilians — and "international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes."

Among a litany of Israeli sins, Pillay even said that Israel's refusal to share its Iron Dome missile-defense technology with Gaza's "governing authority," otherwise known as the terrorist group Hamas, constituted a war crime, since it meant that Israeli citizens weren't dying in proportional numbers.

"No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; idf; irondome; israel; middleeast; middleeastconflict; waronterror

1 posted on 08/05/2014 5:47:43 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22
Proportional response is a stupid, stupid, stupid concept.

If attacked by idiots, a country should respond with a massive, unfair, and egregious response. Followed by a note which says, "Don't try that again, or we'll get angry. You won't like us when we're angry."

Proportional response is a concept which was invented by losers who start fights they know they can't win. Which is why they need to be severely slapped down with no mercy at all.

2 posted on 08/05/2014 5:57:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: raptor22
>"constituted a war crime, since it meant that Israeli citizens weren't dying in proportional numbers. "

Everyone's a comedian. Slime humor isn't funny though.

The only other explanation is http://biblehub.com/2_thessalonians/2-11.htm

3 posted on 08/05/2014 6:02:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m all for a proportional response....

There are 1.5 billion mudslimes, and only 8 million Israelis. If one Israeli is killed by Hamas, then 187 Palies should die.


4 posted on 08/05/2014 6:02:29 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

I’m all for a proportional response....

Sadly Damascus will probably be flattened in response.


5 posted on 08/05/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No, what’s stupid was Israel giving up land that they won in 1967 fair and square, under the false pretenses of “peace” and “Palestinian homeland.”


6 posted on 08/05/2014 6:13:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: raptor22
As a somber anniversary nears, "proportional response" has replaced "victory" in the lexicon of war. ...

Among a litany of Israeli sins, [Navi] Pillay even said that Israel's refusal to share its Iron Dome missile-defense technology with Gaza's "governing authority," otherwise known as the terrorist group Hamas, constituted a war crime, since it meant that Israeli citizens weren't dying in proportional numbers.

I think this just about says it all: According to the politically correct left, wars are not supposed to be won anymore. Rather, they are supposed to be engaged in--if at all--in a "proportionate" manner...

7 posted on 08/05/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: raptor22

How stupid does a human have to be, to hang around where Hamas launches it’s rockets from???


8 posted on 08/05/2014 7:03:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: raptor22

Well, WE shared out atomic bomb secrets with Germany during World War II...


9 posted on 08/05/2014 7:49:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (If everything is terrorism, then nothing is terrorism - former senior FBI special agent David Gomez)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

and the land god has given them. I think the promise includes all the way round to iraq.


10 posted on 08/05/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: GOPJ

wow never heard that one. I know we took von Braun’s rocket tech but nothing on sharing the nuke stuff. post some evidence.


11 posted on 08/05/2014 8:37:36 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: kvanbrunt2

you missed the /sarc tag


12 posted on 08/06/2014 4:04:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: rawcatslyentist
""constituted a war crime, since it meant that Israeli citizens weren't dying in proportional numbers. "

You can't make this stupid stuff up.

Does he believe FDR is the greatest war criminal of all, followed closely by Harry Truman? Because that's what his calculus says.

13 posted on 08/06/2014 6:04:46 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: kvanbrunt2
I accidentally left off the sarcasm tag... My comment was in response to this quote in the article:

"Among a litany of Israeli sins, Pillay even said that Israel's refusal to share its Iron Dome missile-defense technology with Gaza's "governing authority," otherwise known as the terrorist group Hamas, constituted a war crime, since it meant that Israeli citizens weren't dying in proportional numbers."

No, we didn't share information with Germans in World War II... Next time I'll be more careful to inclue the "/s"... sorry 'bout that...kvanbrunt

14 posted on 08/06/2014 7:55:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (If everything is terrorism, then nothing is terrorism - former senior FBI special agent David Gomez)
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To: raptor22

The UN is a war crime, and a sex crime, a financial crime, ad nauseam.


15 posted on 08/06/2014 3:41:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: GOPJ

ok thx


16 posted on 08/10/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Elsie

do i really need the /s tag for that


17 posted on 08/10/2014 11:13:54 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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