Re: Theos-World War
Mar 09, 2003 03:45 PM
by Steve Stubbs
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bart Lidofsky <bartl@s...> wrote:
> Iraq is not surrounded by neighbors who have sworn to kill every
> man, woman and child in Iraq
The reference was to WMDs and not to the means of self defense.
Please explain how a country can defend itself by releasing
biological agents which would wipe out all life on earth.
> Please learn the definition of the word, "depleted".
I missed your point. As I said, there is some reason to believe that
genetic defects in Iraq are caused by chemical agents used by the
Iraqi government, but for reasons unknown Iraqi doctors have not come
forth and publicly blamed this on Saddam Hussein and his sons. The
same depleted uranium was used in Kosovo, but I have heard nothing
about Yugoslavia glowing in the dark or everyone there dying from
> What right does
> Belgium have that the United States does not?
So what are you saying? That the US should arrest Sharon?
And isn't the fact that
> the people that Israel is killing are in the process of fighting a
> of extermination against Israel relevant?
Acts of self defense are always acceptable. Targeting specific
terrorists for arrest or assassination is always acceptable.
Slaughtering an entire village of innocent people is bad politics and
does nothing to secure the domestic security. It is moreover a war
crime. Bear in mind that Sharon is a single man, not an entire
country, and his massacres are not isolated events but a continuing
> This was the rule in Europe for centuries, right up until World War
> (except in England and the Netherlands).
You mean England. Jews were persecuted in the Netherlands during
occupation. The Netherlands were also a dependency of Spain at one
> Sure. They tried to wipe out their neighbors, and failed.
Some did. The innocent should not be punished for the sins of the
And they are
> being treated FAR better than Jews are in Arab countries.
How many Jews are there remaining in Arab countries? I thought they
had all emigrated by now.
> you have not mentioned Saddam
> Hussein's slaughter of A MILLION AND A HALF Arabs in Iraq who
> to the "wrong" Islamic sect
I am not a Saddam fan, but your facts are suspect. If you were
right, the Mandaeans would have been wiped out long ago.
> The Arab definition of peace in Palestine is the slaughter of every
> Jewish man, woman and child.
That is probably true, but my point was that the menu of options for
an outside power trying to broker a peace is limited, and it is. It
is extraordinarily naive to blame the Arab-Israeli conflict on ANY
outside power, including the US.
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