Re: Western morality
This is so mad, I have to answer line by line...
"'Hamas' do not fire missiles."
They would beg to differ! Have you seen the videos or do you only watch the BBC?
"How can they, when the government of Palestine is not allowed an army ?"
ISIS is doing pretty well on the weapons front without being an "army" in the formal sense.
"So what you have on one side, is a group of nutters, backed into a corner like a dog - don't be expected if it bites."
Yes, nutters. For once you are correct. Elected nutters. Just like Hitler, elected by popular vote. And ever since then they've done exactly as Hitler did and removed any opposition within their electorate.
"But they are not 'Hamas'. they are not the government of Palestine carrying out the wishing of the population. They are a bunch of nutters."
Hamas IS the governing party. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4650788.stm
"On the other side, we have a GOVERNMENT sanctioned army, killing civilians."
Please name one war where no civilian was killed.
Apologies if this causes a bout of cognitive dissonance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM0fTss0UX4
"The equivalent would be Britain sending airstrikes on Dublin because the IRA bombed Manchester. It would be utterly moronic, immoral and pathetic."
So what should Britain do in that situation, oh enlightened one?
"And it's what Israel does every time. That, sir, is the difference."
Go on then, what's the alternative, assuming a government's first priority s the protection of its citizens.