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Someone Aware Me Please?
#11
RE: Someone Aware Me Please?
(July 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm)Minimalist Wrote:


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Also, look around on youtube, there are lots of videos explaining this conflict.
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#12
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(July 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm)Amalynne0 Wrote: For general info on regional conflict: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mod...iddle_East

In essence: "Israel wants the right to exist as a Jewish state and wants to live in peace. Israel also recognizes that Palestinians have the right to live in peace. The problem is, Prager argues, that many Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims do not recognize the existence of the Jewish State of Israel."

Read this one first: http://www.jspacenews.com/israel-gaza-co...explained/

**Note that the f-ers at jspacenews have a Jewish bias that's really out of touch, but the article gives a brief overview of the general issue.


Ok. But what is "Palestine"?

And "arabs" here just means "the other surrounding Muslim-run states"?
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#13
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(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: On the crap going on in Israel/Palestine/Hamas?

Literally all I know is that brown people in the eastern Mediterranean are blowing each other up. I feel so lost when people talk about this. Help a brother out.

First off - What the hell is "Palestine" anyway? A nation-state by Israel? A city in Israel? Another name for Israel? And who are Palestinians? Are they Jews? Muslims? A mix?

Secondly - What is Hamas? It's just a Muslim sect? Are they state sanctioned? And if so, by what state?

Third - why are these guys fighting? Who started it, and why? Is it only religious fervor, or is it more about territory/resources?

Fourth - who does the US government tend to support, and how?

Fifth - could this bullshit spread and suck in other powers?


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It all started with this guy named Adam and his love slave Eve. Now, they was naughty (mostly Eve, but Adam didn't say no!) and got themselves kicked otta paradise. God says no!

A lotta shit happened and along comes this Abraham dude. Almost got his son killed by God.

But to get the point, for some reason, the Jews think they have historical entitlement to the land around there because it says so in their HOLY BOOK of CRAP. Even though there is nary a scrap of evidence that the stories in Exodus (one of their foundational myths) are true. They've looked high. They've looked low. Looked for decade after decade. Came up dry.

No evidence for any of the Exodus crap. No Moses, no David, no great Kingdoms, no enslavement by the filthy rotten Egyptians, no wandering in the desert for 40 years, no parting the Red Sea. No nothing. Oops!

But now, it's too late cuz they kinda sorta set up shop. Much to the prior residents horror.

So yeah. It's a party.
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#14
RE: Someone Aware Me Please?
(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: On the crap going on in Israel/Palestine/Hamas?
Can't say I'm an expert on the thing... but let's see how many things I get wrong...

(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: Literally all I know is that brown people in the eastern Mediterranean are blowing each other up. I feel so lost when people talk about this. Help a brother out.
Yeah... it all seems pretty idiotic, at this stage...

(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: First off - What the hell is "Palestine" anyway? A nation-state by Israel? A city in Israel? Another name for Israel? And who are Palestinians? Are they Jews? Muslims? A mix?
Palestine is the country that was in that region, before Israel settled.
When did this happen? After World War II, there were a lot of jews released from concentration camps with no where to go. Their former homes, destroyed or a memory of the germans who imprisoned them... not a good place to get back to, so... they asked the allies who won the war for a place to go... but where?
Why not their ancestral home? Israel! The biblical Israel!
There was a little detail about that region being in the hands of muslims, but heck... "we've just won the WAR, we can do whatever we want!"
So they sent the jews into that region, helped them settle and form a nice country for them, a few military here and there... and that was it.

The trouble is, as I said above, there was already a country in that region called Palestine. And the people of that country didn't like this intrusion upon their territory... who would?!
So, once the americans were gone, they started showing their discontent.

And then the whole thing just snowballed!


(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: Secondly - What is Hamas? It's just a Muslim sect? Are they state sanctioned? And if so, by what state?
I'm not sure... the ruling political party in Israel? Israeli military?
I guess a short wiki visit can solve this doubt... lol... so wrong was I "Islamic Resistance Movement". Vive la resistance!
The original "troublemakers" (western point of view).

(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: Third - why are these guys fighting? Who started it, and why? Is it only religious fervor, or is it more about territory/resources?
I guess I've answered it above...

(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: Fourth - who does the US government tend to support, and how?
The alies who won the war were.... US, UK and a few more rag-tag countries. Guess who the US supports.

(July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm)ThePinsir Wrote: Fifth - could this bullshit spread and suck in other powers?

Israel has A-bombs.
The other guys don't.. or aren't supposed to. But their friends in Iran (and other nearby islam theocracies [like Iraq has nuclear bombs under Saddam, or so J.W. said]) may have, so it's best to lay low on that front.

So it's essentially a stupid cyclic guerrilla warfare on the part of the palestinians... and military counter-offensives on the part of the isarelis (western media POV).

Or it's a fight for independence by the palestinians and a struggle to hold on to "their" land by the israelis.


If you ask me, both sides are stupid.
Israel would do well to admit they started the whole thing and, as such, should be the ones to stop it.
Easier said than done, but heck... they should try to stop and coexist peacefully.
Instead, they build walls to keep palestinians out.

The palestinians keep bombing stuff up, further contributing to the israeli need to have more protection in place.

Then, on the individual level... "they killed my [insert family member/loved one]! theywill pay!", repeat ad nauseum for both sides.
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#15
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It's what happens when 2 or more cultures share the same land.
The old Yugoslavia is a perfect example.
Had about 4 cultures living and killing each other in the one country.
Then it finally got split. Palestine just wants somewhere to call home.
As far as the Arabs are concerned, the artificial state of Israel is just a boil festering amongst Arab nations in the middle east.
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#16
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As an extra note, Israel existed before Palestine, according to ancient Roman and Greek records.
There were jews in that area, but they were either kicked out or converted into muslims, at some point.
Now the jews claim the territory as theirs.
And the muslims do so too.
Both are right, in a way...

So it would stand to reason that they should try to coexist... but do they? Rolleyes
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#17
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Basically a massive series of huge fuck-ups happened. Starting with the British and French arbitrarily splitting up the Levant between them - splitting various ethnic groups between 2 (or more) countries - most notably the Kurds, who are still fighting for independence from both Iraq and Turkey.

This was compounded by the creation of the modern state of Israel, who basically decided to invade absolutely everyone, which is fine since the paragons of democracy, the USA, backed them (and supplied them with high tech weapons, aircraft etc.). Since the cold war was happening at this time, Russia started sending weapons to Egypt and Syria. These wars resulted in Israel taking the Golan heights from Syria, Gaza and Sinai from Egypt (Sinai was given back - the Gaza strip was occupied territory, but were given the right of self-governance, and elected Hamas to rule them, which is a terrorist organisation according to most western countries) and the West Bank from Jordan. The fallout from these wars is what is currently in the news, which is fairly terrible, considering the last all out war was in 1973. Huge areas are littered with mines that haven't been cleared.

tl;dr - Israel was allowed free reign because the US backed them, which led to massive wars when the Arabs decided they didn't like the Israelis taking all their stuff.
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#18
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THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY!
They're not happy in Gaza ..
They're not happy in Egypt ..
They're not happy in Libya ..
They're not happy in Morocco ..
They're not happy in Iran ..
They're not happy in Iraq ..
They're not happy in Yemen ..
They're not happy in Afghanistan ..
They're not happy in Pakistan ..
They're not happy in news roundup ..
They're not happy in Lebanon ..
SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?
They're happy in Australia.
They're happy in Canada.
They're happy in England ..
They're happy in France ..
They're happy in Italy ..
They're happy in India ..
They're happy in Germany ..
They're happy in Sweden ..
They're happy in the USA ..
They're happy in Norway ..
They're happy in Holland.
They're happy in Denmark.
Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!
AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?
Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!

Found that at another sight, FWIW
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#19
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(July 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY!
They're not happy in Gaza ..
They're not happy in Egypt ..
They're not happy in Libya ..
They're not happy in Morocco ..
They're not happy in Iran ..
They're not happy in Iraq ..
They're not happy in Yemen ..
They're not happy in Afghanistan ..
They're not happy in Pakistan ..
They're not happy in news roundup ..
They're not happy in Lebanon ..
SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?
They're happy in Australia.
They're happy in Canada.
They're happy in England ..
They're happy in France ..
They're happy in Italy ..
They're happy in India ..
They're happy in Germany ..
They're happy in Sweden ..
They're happy in the USA ..
They're happy in Norway ..
They're happy in Holland.
They're happy in Denmark.
Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!
AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?
Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!

Found that at another sight, FWIW

Yep. That sums it up. But it lacks explanatory power. Thinking
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#20
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I don't know that they are "happy" in the West. It doesn't seem as if those people can be happy. And why should they be? They have a chip on their shoulders the size of a refrigerator. It's called islam and until they dump it they will continue to be miserable. They are conditioned to it by their fucked up god.
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