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Friday, July 21, 2006

Reasonable action?

Imagine a group of civilians calling themselves the Canadian Liberation Front. Imagine that they resented the actions of the US so much that they would kidnap two US soldiers. Would it then be reasonable for the US to engage in a full-scale invasion of Canada? Would it be reasonable for the US to bomb Canada's civilian infrastructure of commercial and industrial facilities? Would it be reasonable for the US to engage in bombing campaigns against Canadian bridges, and strafing runs by jet fighters against Canadian civilians?

No, of course not.

So why is it reasonable for Israel to do exactly the same thing against Lebanon and Gaza?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so what's the difference?

Does Canada allow the Canada Liberation Front, a known terrorist group, to exist and rule over part of its territory?

Does Canada turn a blind eye to the activities of the CLF?

And if the CLF took such action, would not Canada put nearly every resource it has at it's fingertips to get find and free the two US soldiers?

However, saying that, I agree it is a heavy handed approach, and very naive for Israel to think they can "destroy" huzballah through bombing lebannon... it's like trying to destroy Al Queda... you have to think a bit differently.

They should have given the Lebanese govt an ultimatum... get them back and shut down huzballah in one week, or else it will be taken as an act of war.

7/21/2006 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Alan Howard said...

Thanks for commenting, anonymous. I don't have an issue with something needing to be done, I just have issues with how they're done.

7/21/2006 12:40:00 PM  

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