Harper Logic

Prime Minister Harper says Hamas is 100% responsible for Israel killing hundreds of Palestinian children. I find this strange logic. Israel is the one killing the kids, so surely they are the ones responsible. By this logic, the police are responsible if a criminal they are pursuing kills his hostages. Hamas lobbed rockets at Israel. Israel dropped bombs on Palestine. I can see that as justification for killing each others’ soldiers, but not for killing innocent bystanders, especially children. In the Iraq war, we saw how precise modern munitions are. They can be flown in through a selected window. There is no way Israel is hitting open markets full of children and women shopping without meaning to. The hatred has grown so strong that both sides want to hurt the others’ children. We need an externally imposed time out.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)