Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(5,978 posts)
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 11:18 PM Dec 3

It's starting to make sense now... [View all]

After reading several articles about October 7th, over the past few hours, I am feeling about one one millionth of the outrage that must permeate Israel whenever they think of EXACTLY what happened that day. I had been comparing it to 9/11. Nope, not the same. No one was burned alive on 9/11. No one was gang raped on 9/11. No one was tied to their spouse, then raped, then shot on 9/11. No one was beheaded with a shovel on 9/11. Nobody was mutilated, then shot, then raped on 9/11.

If that had been my child, my daughter, my wife, I really would not care how many Palestinians died. My determination to end Hamas would be absolute. And I probably would not care if I said it out loud, on camera.

If that had been my child, my daughter, my wife, you could not talk to me about the Hamas as some kind of resistance movement. Even the word terrorist would not seem fitting. Animals. Filthy, dirty animals, to be hunted down like rabid dogs.

If that had been my child, my daughter,my wife, I would be proud of myself for allowing Gazans to flee. Hamas did not let my loved ones flee. I would be infuriated at the calls for restraint. The Hamas showed no restraint.

If my children were hostages, I would fear that they were being sexually assaulted. Boys, girls, women. I would fear that they might be being tortured. And because of this hope that they had survived something unspeakable, I might agree to a cease fire.

Because I am not Israeli, I wish it was possible to kill Hamas terrorists by picking them off one by one with armed drones. But I am not Israeli and I have not seen my loved ones raped, tortured, mutilated and executed. I would want to wipe the Hamas off the face of the earth by any means necessary.

I get it now.

27 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
I want to wipe hamas off the face of the earth too... Think. Again. Dec 3 #1
"I really would not care how many Palestinians died." jcgoldie Dec 3 #2
Here you forgot this part: "If that had been my child, my daughter, my wife," Then YOU GO LIVE next to Hamas GuppyGal Dec 4 #7
It's always that one line taken out Tickle Dec 4 #23
Please note, I'm talking about specific people. qwlauren35 Dec 4 #25
I have been watching Israeli news over the past 8 weeks. madaboutharry Dec 3 #3
+1 betsuni Dec 4 #9
Hamas is a terrorist organization, not a legitimate government or entity ot any kind. lees1975 Dec 3 #4
"...And as long as those problems go unresolved, it will be this way." calimary Dec 4 #20
Some people still don't get it Mossfern Dec 4 #5
Some people don't want to get it. madaboutharry Dec 4 #12
and after Hamas beheaded/tortured/raped/set fire to/dismembered/ agingdem Dec 4 #26
And can you IMAGINE HAMAS living in the NEXT STATE over from you???? How horrifying ! GuppyGal Dec 4 #6
Yeah, I'm starting to get it. qwlauren35 Dec 4 #10
" No one was burned alive on 9/11." mahatmakanejeeves Dec 4 #8
I should rephrase. qwlauren35 Dec 4 #11
An estimated 200 people fell from the towers on 9/11 Kennah Dec 4 #17
If Hamas is destroyed, Mr.Bill Dec 4 #13
yup, that shit is never going to end Skittles Dec 4 #18
And that is how DeSantis, Cheney, Bush were ok with torture JT45242 Dec 4 #14
It was Hamas that tortured . JI7 Dec 4 #15
The point is if vindictiveness is ok, you will end up like your enemies who tortured JT45242 Dec 4 #22
I got it from the beginning. William769 Dec 4 #16
Tis the Season nwliberalkiwi Dec 4 #19
One function government *should* serve is to embody our better nature... Silent3 Dec 4 #21
There are vast differences between the two horrific attacks..... imanamerican63 Dec 4 #24
What if Jilly_in_VA Dec 4 #27
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»It's starting to make sen...