Floating among the massive interwebs is a story of how Israel has mercilessly attacked an aid flotilla sent to Gaza. At first glance I was immediately repulsed by their actions, but I quickly checked the source and remembered that I was linked to it from Digg.com, which tends to favor more extreme stories. Nothing gets us Digg users stirred up like extreme claims.
Performing a search for this will pull results that paint Israel in a negative light due to the impartiality of the media. Being rather impartial myself, I decided to find out more about it. Heading off to Reuters, I found a story about how Israel’s attacks are only going to incite more violence from the terrorists in the area. Then I searched around on the Jerusalem Post and they were saying that a good portion of the travelers on the ship had ties to the terrorist network.
So, we arrive at an impasse. On one had, Israel is going to stir up more terrorist actions against them and on the other they are allowing the terrorists into their borders. What would you do in this situation?
Everyone always sides against Israel no matter the topic at hand regardless of the fact that they are surrounded by countries that hate them have even declared it would be better if Israel was wiped off the face of the earth.
Everyone always talks about how foolish it is of the UN to allow Israel to have nuclear weapons even when Israel has been responsible with their use. I don’t know about you, but I have not seen any mushroom clouds rising from the desert lately. Laying all that aside, nukes are only good for mutually assured destruction, which they need to even survive as a country.
Despite popular opinion, Israel does have a right to defend itself and when you are surrounded by people that hate and constantly undermine you, you tend to evolve an ability to discern those trying to bring you down. Israel does not have a history of terrorism and when involved in military conflicts, they follow proper conventions. I fail to see the comparisons being made between them and terrorist groups like Hamas.
Everyone needs to just calm down a bit and quit demonizing Israel on principle. I understand that the loss of life involved adds credence to Turkey, but there are always two sides to every story.