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#1 Edited by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

I usually see the "morality is subjective" shtick from folks who act as apologists for certain individuals and their bad deeds. These people claim to have own rigid sense of right and wrong...until someone or something they support commits an act that they'd otherwise condemn. It is usually at this where I hear them say "well, morality is subjective, you know."

#2 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

So the chickens have finally come home...

Btw; Kudos to the Mods for finally deciding to lock those "religion of peace" threads.

#3 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

Assuming the Administration reacts to this at all, they'll probably ask the Saudis nicely to reduce the number of decapitations. i guess that's one of the privileges of being a US client state.

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Man, there are some real retrogrades in this thread...

#6 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Profession of peace

lol

lol! yeah, I'll be using that from now on.

Is this the same story where the asshole sheriff said "it's a good thing that the victim was White"

#7 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Another quote of Stollar:

"Entire residential neighborhoods were wiped out, with military bulldozers that according to the testimonies of the soldiers themselves "remained driving around insistently", as if they were playing in a sandpit". Photos that the soldiers themselves took show that destruction. Buildings and infrastructure were destroyed in parts of Gaza that had already been abandoned. There was therefore no reason for that demolition, except as a collective punishment of the civilian population. The neighborhoods were also destroyed, in order to "let the Israeli presence be felt".

IDF SOLDIER: [translated] I don’t remember when exactly, but one day the battalion commander gathered the entire battalion. I guess he wanted to give a speech to raise our morale. He knew that many of our friends from the other battalion were in Shejaiya, and so he said, "You don’t need to worry anymore. There is no Shejaiya. Shejaiya is gone," like it was wiped off the face of the map. Those were his exact words: "There is no Shejaiya."

It's going to be interesting to see how the ICC responds to this now that Palestine is a member of the Court. With all of this damning testimony from the soldiers themselves, we can all sit back and see if the ICC can truly be what it proclaims to be; can they even rise to the level of bringing charges to those engaged in these systematic killings?

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@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor: lol dude, you're being silly, just as you were silly with Subzero; "I don't trust you and I'm too lazy to look it up" This news is far too important for it to be derailed by your silliness. If you want to talk like normal people then I can do that. If not, then...whatever.

What's a better way to respond to "Well...whatever"?

The reason is that as I said, I already think Israel was exaggerating and I don't see Iran as a threat. So if it turns out that he was correct about the details of this deal then how will that affect my opinion? The answer is, not at all. I was even against these stupid sanctions to begin with. In addition I don't think the UN or whatever is capable of enforcing this fully anyway. So the exact details of this deals doesn't interest me. This doesn't even have anything to do with the thread anyway.

I guess the point he was making was that Israel consistently finds ways of undermining peace in the ME. Doesn't matter if it's Iran or the Palestinian territories. While I believe that to be true, I also believe that the two scenarios are quite different from one another I also believe that far more attention should be paid to this piece of news than to whatever issues Israel has with Iran.

#9 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

@themajormayor: lol dude, you're being silly, just as you were silly with Subzero; "I don't trust you and I'm too lazy to look it up" This news is far too important for it to be derailed by your silliness. If you want to talk like normal people then I can do that. If not, then...whatever.

#10 Posted by thebest31406 (3586 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:
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@GazaAli said:

Still waiting for "only democracy in the region" and "they share our values"

I only see a handful of 'tryhards' using that gimmick. Even they must be aware of how foolish they sound right about now..

What do you think of Palestine joining the ICC?

.. I really think nothing really showed Israel's true colors quite like the Iranian Peace deals and Israel being absolutely against peace.

Or when Israel called on the US and EU to break relations with the PA after the Unity government was formed.

What shows the Palestinian leadership's true color?

meaning what?

It's a very simple question. Some action showed Israel's true colors apparently. Which action show their true color?

What are their true colors?

I'm asking you. Personally I think states and quasi-states in most cases are entities way too intricate to assign "true colors". Especially when countries are liberal, diverse and/or democratic.

Well...whatever.