So I decided to make these two images to compare your typical Hamas rocket strike in Israel, to your typical Israeli missile strike in Gaza
- The first is of a Hamas rocket exploding in Israel. No damage, no shockwave, tons of smoke, and that’s it. This is because Hamas rockets do not even contain a warhead, and in order to sustain any sort of damage or injury, you must basically be hit DEAD on.
- The second is of an Israeli airstrike decimating a home in the Gaza strip.
The IDF claim that Hamas has launched around 800 rockets into Israel, with about 20% of them being intercepted by their Iron Dome missile defense system. They also claim that they have launched strikes on over 1000 targets in the Gaza Strip.
800 Hamas rockets - ~200 intercepted, leaves us with 600 rocket attacks on Israel, attacks carried out using mortars like those seen above.
Compare that to 1000 strikes launched by the Israeli “Defense” Forces, carried out using missiles like those seen above.
It doesn’t matter how “kind” the IDF is in warning Gazans to “flee” or to “seek shelter”, Israeli missiles will simply decimate anything and everything they come into contact with, and there is no place to hide.
Which is exactly why the argument people trying to excuse Israel’s behavior put forward that “they’re only retaliating against the missiles Hamas has been firing into Israel!” falls flat. There is absolutely no comparison as far as the scale of damage and lethality is concerned. NONE WHATSOEVER. Palestinian mortars have killed almost no one. Israel has the power to reduce Gaza to rubble without so much as breaking a sweat, and they’ve practically said themselves that this is their intention.
It’s like hurling 50 boulders at someone that tossed 3 pieces of gravel at you, and then claiming it was perfectly reasonable self-defense.
And then when you consider Israel’s other actions, like the deliberate withholding of medicine from entering Gaza (the same medicine that would normally be used to treat the injuries caused by bombardment of this intensity) and being distributed to the civilians, and there’s really VERY little you can say in a logical attempt to justify this bullshit.
On November 17, 2012, Yishai stated about Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.”
He also was quoted as saying “We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages, destroying all the infrastructure including roads and water.”
- And does that mean I think Hamas and other, like-minded Palestinians are saintly defenders of human rights, themselves? Hell no. But this is just unacceptable.
- Funny that America and Israel seem to be the only two countries who think otherwise.
Reblogging for 100% truth. Israel, to be certain, has every right to exist. As does Palestine. But the truth is that Palestine is to Israel as the African Homelands were to Apartheid South Africa. And the Palestinians are being treated the same as “coloureds” in that time and place. Where is the outrage? Where are the concerts and charities and international ostracization of the opressor nation? Nowhere, because every time someone brings it up out come the indignant cries of “ANTI-SEMITISM!!!!” and oh poor put-upon Israel with all the enemies around them going to do them harm…
Bullshit. Not only is Israel stronger than every nation that surrounds it, they are stronger than all of them combined. Add the worst kept secret of the twentieth century — that Israel has nuclear weapons — and “poor Israel” is in no danger.
They’re sixty years old now. Time for Israel to put on their big boy pants and start acting like a grown-up country. And it’s also time for the US to stop enabling them to the tune of billions of dollars in military and other aid per year.
imagine person A walking in on person B masturbating and instead of walking out helping person B finish
At the rodeo, which is something I’ve not been to in quite a while.
Thankfully there’s not much I need to get together my Adolfine Galland cosplay. Speaking of I need to get on buying what I need.