“Actually he's 100% right about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Of course most of you would rather to simply ignore it, but I know that what he says is true because I lived there, and trust me for every person who seeks peace in Palestine, there are 10 people that would love to destroy Israel any given moment if possible. IS that a rational nation to you? the palestinian nation is faux, just another way for Terrorist organizations to get closer to Israel and have more accessibility to bomb it when something goes down. They grow their kids to hate Israel, I once seen a graduation ceremony of kids from the 6th grade, they dress up half as Israeli soldiers and half as Hamas soldiers, then of course the Israeli soldiers get killed on stage and everybody is cheering and applauding (the parents). Now I really think that it will be very hard to make peace with these fanatics.”
“THANK YOU JOHN!
Rational observations of the situation are becoming less common these days. Why can't people have a completely detached opinion from emotion-provoking journalism and shape a perspective based on facts.”
ehrhartjohn on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:55:05
“It has become politically correct to bash Israel in certain forums. There are some hard truths to their situation and not all paint them in the best light. But they exist and have the right to maintain their existence.”
john201 on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:51:11
It's nice to see there are some people on these boards who have the ability to think for themselves.”
“Protests in Egypt: "Millions of Shaheeds (It is used as an honorific for Muslims who have laid down their life fulfilling a religious commandment, or have died fighting defending their faith, country or family.) will make their way to Al-Aquza in Jerusalem"
All these fanatic misguided people across the Arab countries are the real danger in the world.”
mkamhawi on Nov 16, 2012 at 15:40:04
“Israel's every summer war is the real danger in the world.”
“"We are trying as much as possible to avert civilian casualties. Like in all operations, Israel has taken the utmost care to protect uninvolved civilians during Operation Pillar of Defense, even while rockets have continued to fall on Israel. The IDF has dropped thousands of leaflets prior to striking an area, and Israeli Air Force pilots are always on the lookout for innocent civilians, ready to abort vital operations in an effort to save lives." - Michael Oren
IDF: "Today, the Israel Defense Forces dropped thousands of leaflets in Arabic over Gaza with this message. While Hamas' goal is to kill Israeli civilians, the IDF does everything that it can to avoid Palestinian civilian casualties"
NOW WHOEVER IS STILL TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES TO WHY HAMAS DOES WHAT IT DOES, LIVES IN LA LA LAND. YES IT IS SAD FOR INNOCENT CIVILIANS WHO ARE AFFECTED, BUT WHAT ARE YOU SUGGESTING? SEND HAMAS CHOCOLATES AND APOLOGIES ASKING THEM TO STOP LAUNCHING ROCKETS?
I'm proud to live in Canada and know that the government is sane enough to evaluate the real facts and act upon them.”
treshm on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:02:41
“Great post and exactly on point. Problem is, here in the US, 50% of recent voters are airhead Obama zombies, mostly incapable of reason and certainly without a modem of intelligence about the real world.”
“Israel doesn't care if children are killed?
The waited 300 rockets to fall in their territory before doing anything.
They are doing everything in the most humanitarian way possible, warning civilians, ONLY targeting terrorists based on precise information.
Hamas productions on the other hand uses schools and public places to store their rockets and then blame Israel for being a ruthless killer, they will sacrifice their own children and people any time just to make people like you believe that Israel is the aggressor and they are innocent.
COME ON, YOU NEED TO BE REALLY BLINDED BY THE MEDIA OR WHATEVER IT IS TO BELIEVE THAT!
Israel wants war you think? Israel is the only country who actually helps Gaza by trying to establish educational, health and financial institutions and systems, but too bad that Gaza never had a brave, down-to-earth leader who would take all the money they're receiving and make some good use of it, invest it into the people, get rid of fanatic regimes and do things for the name of its citizens and not Allah. Now it's all being invested for Jihad purposes.”
Israel is the only country who's trying to make them focus on developing their educational, medical and financial systems, but they take all their money, elect a fanatic regime and fight back in the name of Allah!”
Even though Israel is attacking back they make sure everything is well calculated and prepared, they only attack targets with very precise information, they do everything in the most humanitarian way possible, they distribute flyers everywhere warning civilians, WHO DOES THAT?
Of course with Hamas production it's nearly impossible to avoid innocent people being killed because their regime doesn't mind sacrificing people. They are using SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC PLACES to store their rockets and launch them from these spots. How pitiful?! Sad for the innocent people who actually want to have a normal life.”
Simon Adam Almqvist on Nov 15, 2012 at 19:37:30
“It makes me sick to think of all the cruelty the Palestinian people has endured under the Israeli occupation - While I do not condone the killing of innocent israeli lives, I can understand the force behind it. It's absurd the world hasn't put a stop to Netanyahu or his predecessors. And you're talking about how pitiful the Hamas are acting. I agree, only Israel has been even more so; not only taking Palestinian land but suppressing them abroad afterwards as well. It's not all black and white, but man.. Israel is the beast in this "fairytale".”
ljcarter2 on Nov 15, 2012 at 19:22:46
“Hamas wouldn't exist if Israel had never decided to start a military occupation of Gaza in 1967.
“All you phony people must be out of your mind to even try and give excuses to why Hamas acts this way! THE ONLY REASON WHY INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLED IN GAZA IS BECAUSE THEY ELECTED HAMAS - A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION as their government, which acts upon religious beliefs and the will of Iran. They will sacrifice kids and civilians any day just to show the world that Israel is the aggressor, they have no heart. Israel HAS THE PERFECT RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF AND IT ALWAYS WILL AS THE ONLY JEWISH COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND THE ONLY TRUE DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
LONG LIVE ISRAEL!”
sdeb on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:45:24
“Many here don't disagree with you just with your vitriol. We know hamas is a terrorist organization and they have been constantly attacking Israel and we know Israel is trying to attack Hamas and that that sometimes mean civilians get in the way and that hamas has no concern for Israel's citizens. I think you will find a majority of Americans support Israel even it the don't particularly like Netanyahu.”
american-dolt on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:44:45
Keep on building those illegal settlements and treating Palestinians as Prisoners and expect them to do nothing in retaliation.
Just look at the Posts, the World is waking up to how you conduct yourselves.”
china2012 on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:44:43
“Israel has no friends -except the us and we can no longer afford to support them.-Israel will cease exist in the next few years- no great loss”
Mkelly534 on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:35:28
“Your last statement negates the paragraph preceeding it. If you are totally pro-Israel in this dispute then your argument can only be seen as one sided. Nobody is completely innocent in this ugly little war and when both sides realize that, maybe some progress can be made.”
stepintothelight on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:34:06
“Well .... we elect Republicans ... don't we??? Wish we had your solutions during the Bush admin!!!”
CanadianSkeptic on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:21:36
“The Israel government could also fit the definition of a terrorist organization. It just depends on perspective, something you need more of.”
humaneisfact on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:14:41
“Israel starts it most of the time.You can cry all you want but Israel is the one with the huge modern military.You re not gonna get a lot of sympathy from people who know that Israel instigates on a far bigger scale than 'hamas".I don't like Hamas ,but they serve as Palestine's defense...whatever little defense they have.So neither side is right.Its just war.And I for one will not take sides.”
Poster9999 on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:09:22
“Innocent people have been dying in both Gaza and Israel for over 40 years. Get some perspective.”
samfr41 on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:07:46
“lol hope you are not a US citizen....”
guest71 on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:05:37
“will said, and we should support any free country to defend itself”
Sep 26, 2012 at 14:13:34
“I'm glad to live in a country with a sane governance. Canada represented my exact opinion of Ahmadinejad.”
Liz Wilson 2 on Sep 26, 2012 at 16:18:36
“Ahmadinejad is on the last dying days of his term and cannot run again. He is lame duck at best - what has been accomplished by this move? do you think he is going to go home and say oh no, Canada walked out on my speech? or that the Ayatollahs will quiver and reconsider their positions on Israel?”
Gnomish on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:32:25
“Sorry to hear that you might want to look a little deeper.”