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Gaza madness


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One can understand why the Arab world would see things from the Palestinian point of view, although innocent victims are innocent victims whether they belong to your own nation or someone else's.

What I don't understand are the negative feelings toward the Israeli incursion by nations that ought to know better. Do the French honestly think that they would act any differently if rockets were raining down daily on their beloved Arc de Triomphe, and flattening everyone in the vicinity?

The only thing the Israelis have done that the rest of us haven't is to retaliate surgically by going straight to the source of the threat and attempting to eliminate it with overwhelming force and an eye toward minimizing "collateral damage."

For some reason, they haven't been stupid enough to get bogged down in a multi-year, phenomenally expensive war with a nation that had nothing to do with the original problem.

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What war are you talking about? Oh yeah Iraq and the U.S.! Can't you idiots figure out that the middle east conflicts are all intertwined and the typical one "country verses country" model DOES NOT APPLY!!


Amen. These cowardly radical muslims and arabs(and I use the lower case letters purposely) try to justify their rocket attacks on innocents and then run behind palestininian women and children for protection. When will the so-called "peaceful" muslims do and say something forceful to stop this.


It may be a dumb question, but why are Palestinians in Gaza lobbing missiles at Israel in the first place? Is it unprovoked, or did Israel do something to piss them off?


That Europeans are antagonistic to Israel is nothing new. They have to deal with a growing cancer, their own islamic communities. They also enjoy being viciously anti-semitic, a residue of catholic doctrine.


why are Palestinians lobbing rockets at Israel? What would you do if the following were true for you as it is for them: being occupied by another power in your own land, for forty years? Having your tiny piece of land, crowded with people, entirely surrounded and walled in, month after month, year after year, by the powerful country who controls every aspect of your life? Being unable even to LEAVE that outdoor prison, unable to travel anywhere else in the world? Having all your hospitals virtually bare of anything but band-aids because the occupiers refuse to even let humanitarian supplies in? Seeing your own children suffer hunger every single day because no one can import food except in cases when the controlling country decides to let them? When you agree to a cease-fire and assume the devastating and total blockade of your little space will then end, you find it doesn't? It worsens?

What would you do?

How pathetic that the autor says "and all Israel does is defend itself..." This is the greatest example of war crimes committed against a subject and imprisoned people since WWII.


Have been waiting for years for both sides to admit that this problem simply isn't solvable via a peace process. It's sad and horrible, but the roots of the conflict between Arabs & Israelis go back at least to Biblical times...and probably well before that. For any of us 'outsiders' to think we can solve thousands of years of conflict is simply unrealistic. Just look at the history of the 'peace process'...it's always been and, in all probability, always will be futile. So what's the answer? I don't know...and maybe there simply isn't one and this is a battle destined to go on as long as mankind exists.


hamas is evil. It's an organization composed of cowardly and genocidal sociopaths who are determined to kill as many innocent people as possible. There is no moral equivalency here. Israel tries to avoid civilian casuaties while hamas tries to put its own citizens in harm's way. hamas should be destroyed as soon and as completely as possible. Human beings should not have to share the same planet with these thugs.


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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