Originally Posted by Eugene
You will excuse me for not taking propaganda from the Israeli government as gospel truth. Just as I don't take propaganda from the United States government as gospel truth. Every government has its own agenda and an interest in presenting itself as blameless when waging war.
What I believe is what is reported in the international media. And it is appalling.
It is a trite saying, but it is true: violence breeds violence. This seems to be just the latest round in a perpetual cycle of Mid East violence. What Israel has done is only going to harden the situation, in my opinion.
You must also excuse me for expressing my opinion as a Christian. There won't be any peace in Israel until the 2nd coming.
I'm not basing my opinion on government propaganda. I know four Israeli's involved in the Israeli government. Two of them are members of Israeli intelligence. I consider these people long time friends, and I've been told that they and several of their peers have called several locations to warn against raids. I believe word of mouth from good friends.
Violence may breed violence, but what else can you expect Israel to do? Hamas is not interested in negotiation. They are not interested in a peaceful world with Israel in it. This is a war for survival, and survival tactics, learned over a period of over 2000 years, are the only thing that will keep the nation of Israel safe.