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July 29, 2006

Six shot at Seattle Jewish Organization

Who could have done it? And why?

Update: Slight sarcasm that clicking the link will explain.

Posted by Karol at 05:46 AM |
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Posted by: Radical Redneck at July 29, 2006 at 6:54 pm

Try this: replace the words “jewish Centre” with “country allied to the US”, then “gunman” with “Israeli forces”, then the gunman’s words should be “I am Israel, and I’m angry with hezbollah”. The numbers go up steeply from six. You may now see how a ‘microcosm’ works both actions deplorable, yet you write love letters for the big one. They won’t even cease firing for 3 days so that women and children can get out, and some aid to do so can get in. Truly the country on David has swapped to the side of Goliath.

Posted by: bryan at July 30, 2006 at 4:56 am

Oh, redneck, how does “diaperhead” help? i wonder what you used to call jews, blacks, Italians, catholics and anyone else who doesn’t conform to your world view? So much for the holy book most rednecks purport to follow. Are you an ‘emptyhead’?

Posted by: bryan at July 30, 2006 at 4:59 am

Karol, do you agree with Ace that this is an “act of terrorism?”

Posted by: Sam L. at July 30, 2006 at 12:19 pm

The whole world cries for the victims.

Posted by: Ronit at July 30, 2006 at 3:37 pm

Yes, but Bryan, the shooter deliberately targeted innocent civilians, whereas Israel is targeting Hezbollah (as an aside, it is unfortunate that some innocent lives have been lost).
The more apt comparison would be to replace “pistol” with “Katyusha rocket launcher” and “Seattle Jewish Center” with “Haifa”.

Posted by: Shawn at July 30, 2006 at 3:41 pm

It’s war, Bryan. You talk about a cease-fire for three days to allow civilians to get out. The IDF knows that 72 hours will allow terrorists to slip away, regroup, restore supply lines, and launch sporadic attacks. When was the last time you ever heard of Hezbollah, Hamas, et al, EVER honoring a cease-fire?
So it comes down to “us versus them,” and you don’t win wars by being more concerned for the other side’s civilians. You win war by crushing the enemy, and “collateral damage” is inevitable. Hell, sometimes you’re fighting an enemy so vicious that killing civilians is necessary. Killing a few hundred thousand in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki pushed Japan into unconditional surrender. And believe me, if it’s an all-out war that the Arab nations want, Israel could now make them cry “No mas, no mas!” in less than six days.
Even so, if Israel were really so bloodthirsty that it didn’t care about killing civilians (let alone deliberately targetting them), it would have killed far more in that strike than 56 people. What happened is a shame, but I refuse to call it a tragedy. From the moment Hezbollah started launching rockets, Lebanese in the southern towns should have realized, “Oh crap, we’d better get out of here, ’cause Israel’s not just gonna take it!” Seeking refuge in a building next to where terrorists are launching rockets? Good lord, why didn’t they just stand up in the middle of a field during a lightning storm?
However, I’ll make anyone a deal. When the UN starts issuing resolutions to condemn the attacks on Israeli settlers in the West Bank, and every Arab nation votes for them, I’ll call Israel’s attack “deplorable” and “excessive.”

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at July 31, 2006 at 11:08 am

Wasn’t Mel Gibson just in Seattle filming “Give back the Promise land, you F**n Jews”…Nah I just made that up.

Posted by: Dan the Democrat at July 31, 2006 at 5:45 pm

Perry, you make some good points. However, I dispute the need for women and children to die in this conflict. It is possible that, because of this, Israel will gain a phyrric victory (hope this is spelt right). The people Israel are fighting will not surrender in the way Japan did, because, like your UN resolution point, they fight against Israel and not for their people. I agree that they do not want peace, but one cannot bomb a country because they live there. If they were in government, yes you could, but they are not.

Posted by: bryan at August 3, 2006 at 4:20 am
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