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hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:43 PM Jul 2014

here is the conundrum for me about Israel, Palestinians, the US and appropriate behavior.

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by NutmegYankee (a host of the The DU Lounge forum).

WHile people are complaining about how Israel is treating Palestinians, and I admit to have done thatt now and in the past, how do we have the right to criticize (besides footing a part of the bill)?

We had 9/11 and used that to invade Iraq - a group of people who had nothing to do with 9/11. I cried when people cheered at shock and awe - they treated it like a fireworks show, and all I could think about was the hospitals, schools, museums and apartment buildings below, It was certainly not a targeted hit, we hit a lot of hospitals. We destroyed infrastructure so they could not bounce back and could never rebuild that same infrastructure, we left cities with little power and fresh water.

How is that civilized? or better or what? I am trying to put it in perspective and I can't.

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here is the conundrum for me about Israel, Palestinians, the US and appropriate behavior. (Original Post) hollysmom Jul 2014 OP
It's a clash of worldviews Tobin S. Jul 2014 #1
where should it be? hollysmom Jul 2014 #2
Probably better in GD. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #3
GD or Isreal/Palestine Tobin S. Jul 2014 #4
Regardless of what 'we' have done, imo, elleng Jul 2014 #5
This appears to have been posted in the wrong forum. NutmegYankee Jul 2014 #6

Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
1. It's a clash of worldviews
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:52 PM
Jul 2014

The differences between the two sides are so vast that nobody can come up with a peaceful solution. I don't think there is much that our leaders can do about it, especially seeing as how we back one side of the conflict.

Also, I think you're in the wrong forum with this.

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
2. where should it be?
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:53 PM
Jul 2014

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,615 posts)
3. Probably better in GD.
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:56 PM
Jul 2014

Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
4. GD or Isreal/Palestine
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:02 PM
Jul 2014

elleng

(133,034 posts)
5. Regardless of what 'we' have done, imo,
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:15 PM
Jul 2014

we as individuals have every right to complain about how Israel is treating Palestinians.

NutmegYankee

(16,249 posts)
6. This appears to have been posted in the wrong forum.
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 10:13 AM
Jul 2014

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I suggest I/P or GD for this post.

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