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The Gaza Strip

Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip seem to be more driven by an emotional desire for revenge than a proportionate response to deal with a defined threat.

This is a time when the UN Security Council should meet as it appears that Israel are intent on using the US Carte Blanche until the change of administration. Whether this would have any practical effect is unclear, but at least it would kick off some forum for consideration of the issue.

Tony Blair's role as Middle Eastern Envoy seems to continue the tacit support of Israeli attacks in the same way that his government initially supported the attack on Lebanon - in the sense that they did not support a ceasefire.

Given that futile violent gestures, such as the original rocket attacks on Israel, are driven by an desire for revenge it does not appear that this approach will reduce that desire.

Comments

Gary Baumgarten said…
Israel's attack on Gaza will be the topic of today's News Talk Online on Paltalk.com at 5 PM New York time.

Please go to www.garybaumgarten.com and click on the Join The Room button to join the conversation.

Thanks,

Gary
Unknown said…
What the Israelis are doing is out right uncalled for, they are using unreasonable force & are causing suffering.

It is true that they are doing this whilst they have chance, Bush is hiding & letting his people talk for him, really he agrees with the actions taken by Israel - Typical warmonger.

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