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Old 8th December 2019, 01:41 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
The blockade wasn't there to begin with. It was added later, after the Gazans responded very badly to the major gesture of appeasement.

There are few better examples in history, of the failure of appeasement, than the aftermath of Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, and the reasons why it's now blockaded by both Israel and Egypt.
The evacuation of all Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005 was a good decision by Israel (I suppose) but, by doing so, Israel fulfilled only a relatively small part of its international obligations: there is still a blockade imposed on Gaza (by Israel and Egypt) and Israel still occupies the (Western) Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the West Bank (with help by the Trump administration). This situation of lawlessness, proudly caused by the U.S., explains probably the new tragic incident which occurred two days ago at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.

If Israel finally decided to comply with international law, and if the U.S. stopped the economic wars though sanctions it is waging on a number of countries (Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Russia ...), both Israel and the U.S. could reduce their military spending and enjoy better security, and focus on a real issue like climate change (there are technical solutions ready). Wouldn't that be great?
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Old 8th December 2019, 01:48 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Michel H View Post
The evacuation of all Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005 was a good decision by Israel (I suppose) but, by doing so, Israel fulfilled only a relatively small part of its international obligations: there is still a blockade imposed on Gaza (by Israel and Egypt) and Israel still occupies the (Western) Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the West Bank (with help by the Trump administration). This situation of lawlessness, proudly caused by the U.S., explains probably the new tragic incident which occurred two days ago at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.
No, it does not. What Israel is doing is far from the most lawless thing happening in the middle east. And non-Palestian Arabs don't actually give a crap about the welfare of Palestinians. Israel is an excuse for terrorism, it is not the reason.

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If Israel finally decided to comply with international law, and if the U.S. stopped the economic wars though sanctions it is waging on a number of countries (Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Russia ...), both Israel and the U.S. could reduce their military spending and enjoy better security, and focus on a real issue like climate change (there are technical solutions ready). Wouldn't that be great?
That's not great, that's delusional.
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