[QUOTE=doggin94it;2947065]First of all, Kenny, that's bull****. Sderot has no military targets whatsoever, yet its pounded by mortars and missiles daily. Its not accidental, its deliberate - the same way walking into a cafe and pulling the cord on an explosive belt is deliberately targeting civilians. I guess you had no problem with Hamas doing that either, huh? Come on, Kenny, don't be a coward - if its what you believe, stand up and say so proudly.
Second, even if that were true, it doesn't excuse it. Saying "well, I can only kill women and children" doesn't make killing them legal, moral, or justifiable.
Third, you're ignoring the point of the article - which is that Israel clearly has a right to defend its citizens against an enemy lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians. So to the people who criticize the Israeli response as "disproportionate" or "excessive", the question becomes "well, what amount of force do you consider reasonable" - and those people have no coherent response.
Of course you, Kenny, are a totally different animal. You think that the Palestinians are perfectly allowed to attack as many Israeli citizens as they want, and Israel is not allowed to use any force at all in response. Which I suppose immunizes you from having to answer that question. At the same time, it immunizes you from persuading anyone to your point of view.
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As long as Israel continues its oppression of the people of Gaza, they have every right to offer a resistance. Even if it is a violent resistance.
Why cant you understand that Hamas doesnt have the capability to hit Israeli military targets. If they did, they would. Hamas and the entire military force of every Arab nation combined could not come close to even offering Israels military machine any match. Its just not close. Sderot is an easy target logistically for whatever pathetic offensive capabilities Gaza/Hamas has. The reason nations resort to these tactics including suicide missions is because its the only offensive they have. If Palestine had a military of any significance they would not resort to such pathetic desperate acts. Thats what the Palestinians are...they are desperate. Desperate nations resort to desperate means.