This latest incident started because of the Hezbollah incursion into Israel against all of the resolutions of the United Nations, against all of the understandings now of international law."Incident"? They've lost the plot. Here's a bit of perspective on his efforts to paper over the Israeli maelstrom of death:
reprisals that have killed 53 civilians in Lebanon since Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers a day earlier.Murdering 53 civilians (and rising) for 2 captured soldiers? Topping off over 50 civilians killed in Gaza in a futile response to 1 soldier taken prisoner there?
I can see why Israelis get so angry at comparisons with the hated Nazis, it's because they're so damn easy to make sometimes:
In a number of occupied countries, the Wehrmacht's response to partisan attacks was to take and shoot hostages, up to 100 hostages for every German killed.Sure Mr Howard, is this what you are saying, that every time some terrorist scumbag attacks the Israeli military then that entitles Israel to kill 50 times as many civilians in reprisal?
Are you out of your mind?
Israel has the right to target and kill those who are attacking their own people. Hezbollah and Hamas are riddled with maniacs who don't care what the outcomes of their actions are, who don't care if their own civilians are killed along the way.
Surely though there's got to be a limit to what Israel's allies will tolerate? This is just mass murder, it is beyond any form of justification whatsoever. And because this large-scale killing of civilians clearly and unambiguously constitutes a crime against humanity, one that could easily be argued before any competent court, this madness will haunt Israel for a long, long time.