Without conceding that your historical summary is accurate, your argument is still flawed. You're trying to besmirch one country's current reputation and mischaracterize their military approach based on their (debatable) past actions and decisions. In so doing, you've watered down the definition of "terrorist" to make it seem as though everyone's a terrorist so as to exonerate those who currently practice and preach the deliberate targeting of civilians.Originally Posted by chimp
I haven't said that Israel is free from blame. But one wrong doesn't justify another. It's that twisted logic that perpetuates cycles of violence that we now see in the Middle East. NO ACT, terrorist or not, present or past, justifies targeting innocent civilians. That applies to both Israel and Arab populations. And that's where we diverge: whereas you try to excuse terrorism (see emboldened), I never will.