Disproportionate Response - Middle East

Posted by JTFHungary on Dec. 27, 2009

Disproportionate Response - It seems that whenever Israel responds to violent overtures from groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, leaders of the international community are quick to assign equal condemnation to Israelis and Palestinians regardless of whether one islegitimately acting in self-defense.Whether it is due to a latent anti-Semitism, the desire to avoid inflaming fundamentalist Arab passions, or simply anunrealistic belief in equality, world leaders are focusing too much on buzzwords.In the case of Israel, the buzzwords are the disproportionate and excessive use of force terms used in the 2006 Lebanon war and most recently spoken by French President Nikolas Sarkozy and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in response to Israels Gaza offensive.This is a particularly puzzling criticism of Israel. Would the international community truly prefer a proportionate or equal response?

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