Are you? You did nothing to soften the blow at calling Chris gullible. You pretty much told me I was ignorant. Are you treating others as your equal and are you treating them the way you want to be treated? It's obvious to me that unless someone agrees with you 100% on this issue, you're writing them off as ignorants and idiots.
He lied...or is gullible. Gullible isn't an insult. Lying is an insult...to me, not him. If I'm ignorant, tell me so and/or educate me. No problem. It's not an insult Karen.
As for "it appears to me that you're being harsh to complete strangers here." I have repeated the same thing over and over and it's really not difficult to understand. Try reading what they say with my eyes. False videos, etc. "Be nice" where were these guys for the past 10 years while Israelis were bombed and killed? They didn't say a word that I've read. It's the double standard that galls me: When it happens to the Israelis it's ok...but not when it happens to Hamas. Well. I don't think so, and that at least is consistent with my "Rules" that were there to point to the fact that there IS right and wrong.
You think that Israeli papers are govenment rubber stamps. They aren't. Far from it. You've never read one, I'd wager. That's being ignorant. That's not an insult either. Ignorance is universal. There is much I am ignorant of. Yes, even with this topic...but Hamas is evil. It has no plans for recognizing other people's right to life or peace. The use of the word idiot is yours, not mine. I never used it. You should avail yourself of what I wrote and also, ignorance and idiocy are not equivalent.
I see Hamas as everyone's enemy...along with all the fanatics who think nothing of my life's work: Saving lives, and instead elect to treat them as nothing. Just because someone is my enemy doesn't make him sick or perverted. Having no regard for human life and the arrogance to take it does.
I reiterate: If Hamas and it's ilk stops trying to shell/rocket and kill Israelis (and anyone else they don't agree with) I say live in peace. If not, then they can depart horizontally or vertically...makes no difference.
That's just common sense.
Here's some news from Europe:
Fears mount of Gaza conflict spill over in Europe
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:12 PM EST
The Associated Press
By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer
PARIS (AP) — Government officials and Jewish leaders are concerned the conflict in Gaza may spill over into violence in Europe, with attacks reported against Jews and synagogues in France, Sweden and Britain.
Assailants rammed a burning car into the gates of a synagogue in Toulouse, in southwest France, Monday night.
A Jewish congregation in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden, was attacked Monday night by someone who "broke a window and threw in something that was burning," said police spokesman Leif Nilsson. And on Sunday slogans, including "murderers ... You broke the cease-fire," were daubed on Israel's Embassy in Stockholm.
In Denmark, a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon to Palestinian parents is alleged to have injured two young Israelis last week in a shooting police suspect could be linked to the Gaza crisis. Belgium ordered police in Antwerp and Brussels to be on increased state of alert" Tuesday after recent pro-Palestinian protests ended in violence and arrests.
France has Western Europe's largest Jewish and Muslim communities and a history of anti-Semitic violence flaring when tensions in the Middle East are high. In 2002, some 2,300 Jews left France for Israel because they felt unsafe. Even in normal times, anti-Semitic incidents are not uncommon.
President Nicolas Sarkozy warned in a statement Tuesday that France would not tolerate violence linked to the Gaza crisis. A day earlier, his interior minister said she was concerned about the prospect of contagion and met with the heads of the two main Muslim and Jewish groups and police officials to stress the need to "preserve national unity."
Jews in the small Strasbourg suburb of Lingolsheim in eastern France woke up Tuesday to find graffiti with words like "assassins" spray-painted on the outside walls of their synagogue. The community filed a complaint for "degradation of a place of worship," the mayor's office said.
Damage to the synagogue in Toulouse was limited to a blackened gate. Police said unlighted gasoline bombs were found in a car nearby and in the synagogue's yard. A local Jewish leader, Armand Partouche, said he believed the assailants fled when the building's alarm went off.
Local authorities promised Tuesday to boost security for synagogues and other Jewish sites in the city, Partouche said.
"We really fear that anti-Semitism will spring up again and that the current conflict will be transposed to our beautiful French republic," Partouche said.
French Muslim leader Mohammed Moussaoui condemned the attack, saying no motive could justify an assault on any place of worship.
Interior Ministry spokesman Gerard Gachet said police have not noted an increase in violence against Jews linked to the Gaza crisis. But he said tensions are likely.
In Britain, the Community Security Trust, a Jewish defense group, said it had seen a rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the start of Israel's offensive against Gaza. The group said it recorded 20-25 incidents across the country in the past week — a sizable increase from 2-3 incidents usually reported to the group over the Christmas-New Year period.
Police are investigating an arson attempt Sunday on a synagogue in north London. Assailants splashed liquid on the door and set it on fire. Police would not speculate on whether the attack was linked to the Gaza crisis.
In another incident last week, a gang of 15-20 youths walked along the main street in Golders Green, a largely Jewish neighborhood in north London, shouting "Jew" and "Free Palestine" at passers-by, said Community Security Trust spokesman Mark Gardner.