29 June 2017, 00:45:10 *

Login with username, password and session length
Welcome to War and Tactics!    War and Tactics Forum has been heavily streamlined to help you find your place of interest faster. Hope you like it!
   
  Home   Forum   Help ! Forum Rules ! Search Calendar Donations Login Register Chat  
Pages:  1 ... 3 4 [5]   Go Down
  Print  
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on Yahoo
Author Topic: It has started....  (Read 127966 times)
Rattler
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

Germany

Location: Med Island
Posts: 2268




View Profile WWW
« Reply #80 on: 26 January 2009, 12:01:49 »
ReplyReply

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/4325805/Gaza-phosphorus-casualties-relive-Israels-three-week-war.html

Rattler
Logged

"War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left...": The Rattler Way Of Life (thanks! to Solideo)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9v3Vyr5o2Q
MontyB
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

New Zealand

Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1005




View Profile
« Reply #81 on: 23 November 2012, 01:32:32 »
ReplyReply

I figured I would pull a necro on this one because it seemed so final when the first post was made back in 2008 now here we are 4 years later and what has changed?

Last week we heard Israel preparing to destroy Hamas to make them "howl for peace" and today we are back to business as usual.

I am starting to think the whole Israel/Palestine thing is just a giant Nigerian scam where both sides have decided they need the war to continue so Israel can suck more money out of the USA and Hamas can fleece Iran.
Logged

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
stoffel
WaT supporter
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

Netherlands

Location: Eemnes The Netherlands
Posts: 1815


View Profile WWW
« Reply #82 on: 23 November 2012, 18:37:40 »
ReplyReply

Actually the situation is more complicated.
Today I read this comment in the Elsevier, one of our countries best magazines by a moslim writer.

Story:

Why dont we see an Arabic spring among the Palestinians?

There is a deadly game going on in Gaza, history repeats itself.
The western media and the arabic neighbours of Israel act as if these rocket attacks and the normal Israeli response to them are world shocking and brutal.
In fact they want us to believe the situation is worse than in Syria where hundreds of people die each week.

Holy month Mohoram,

Last week dozens of people got killed by a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan, we didnt see anything about this action in the news.
Coming weeks we can expect more such attacks in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan because the Moharam started.
During the Moharam the Sjiets commemorate the dead of Imam Hussein.
Are we comparing the numbers of dead in Gaza to those in Syria and Afghanistan? No.... but it gives an idea how the media exagorate the events in Gaza.

Islamic Jihad
We dont know exactly why this faction ( started the rocket attacks against Israel) started the recent hostilities but there may be a good explanation for it.
Soon Hamas got involved as well, Hamas rules the Gaza strip and had to join Jihads efforts  because they would lose support if they dont.
Israel holds Hamas into account because they are the ruling party in Gaza.
The Jihad has ties with Iran just like Hamas.
Recently Hamas leaders visited the congres held by Turkish premier Erdogan, this was a clear kick in the face to Iran.
Also because Hamas tried to raise funds in Egypt and the other gulfregion countries ( most of whom are not friendly to Iran)
Hamas also supports their islamic brothers in Syria ( This despite the anger it caused by the Syrian government and Iran)

Conclusion:

Jihads actions can severly damage and weaken Hamas. When Hamas gets weak Jihad can take over control in Gaza.
Hamas suffered allready due to succesfull Israeli police actions and the recently build wall by Israel.
One of the reasons they need money from elswhere. ( Egypt)
A big problem for Iran and most Islamic countries neighboring  Israel are the rocket attacks, why? The Israeli Iron Dome can be put to the test and as it looks it probably works.
The system can intercept small rockets so it will probably able to intercept any bigger (nuclear) missile.
A peace agreement is thus not in favor of the Palestinians but for Iran who dont want to see a working missile interception system in Israel for the ovious reasons. Thats another reason why they support the peacetalks, allthough not openly.
Soon both factions will thus run out of rockets and out of money because they offended their masters ( Iran mainly)
The victims are the ordinary civilians in Gaza, the working Palestinian who wants to raise his family and who wants peace.
The militants put them in the line and in harms way to keep their own war going, by doing so the militants keep the pressure on.
By helding their community in hostage they keep them controllable.
An Arabic spring by the ordinary Palestinians is a good solution to bring peace with Israel but the militatant groups will do all they can to prevent that.






Logged

My topics are about my personal opinion, my thoughts and what I think. They do not reflect the official opinion of the ministry of defense of the Netherlands.
Pages:  1 ... 3 4 [5]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Unique Hits: 16514380 | Sitemap
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page 10 April 2017, 00:38:55