U.S. Commentator Mike Harris: Israel Carried Out Newtown Massacre, Operates Death Squads in the U.S.

Locker12/20/2012 1:13:36 pm PST

re: #28 Mad Prophet Ludwig

OK, I have the perception that you have a certain “pox on both their houses” view of the middle east, that if both sides would just put aside their silly religious myths everyone would get along, that Israel is at least 50% to blame for all of this, and that you feel that Israel is given far too much of a pass for its military actions.

I am wrong about that, then I am very happy to be wrong.

No on the pox thing, no on the religious myths thing and the percentage thing I don’t really have an opinion on one way or another. Personally, I don’t like dehumanization and some “pro-Israel” articles linked here talk about the Palestinians the way a mosque arsonist talks about Muslims.

Israelis are people. Palestinians are people. In general they all want to be happy, love their friends, family and children, etc.

Should Israel accept rockets raining down? No. Would we accept Mexico shelling San Diego? Hell no we’d level the place.

Should all Palestinians be treated as rocket launch crews who only want to kill every Jew on the planet? Doesn’t seem reasonable to me either.

Should we ignore the stark difference in the quality of life between Palestinians and Israelis? No more than we should ignore those differences here.

I’m very issue based AND open to information which may shift my opinion. I don’t respect zealots on any side of an issue.