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Old 10-10-2023, 02:40 PM   #1
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Man, this shit sucks.

I'm seeing so many polarized takes that either minimize Israel's humanitarian crimes or celebrate Hamas' repugnant acts of terrorism. I don't know how to comment on what's happening without sounding like some detached asshole engaging in spectator sports from the comfort of a place that isn't a warzone. Especially because I live in a country that has contributed to the situation being what it is now. Shit is just fucked.

 
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Old 10-10-2023, 03:17 PM   #2
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shit sucks and i'm scared for my friends. it also sucks that every time these fucking assholes go to war with each other every college-educated know-nothing has some kind of hot take one way or another.

 
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Old 10-10-2023, 03:57 PM   #3
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Awful situation. More death and destruction to come. I've nothing insightful to say, just terrible seeing it play out.

 
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Old 10-10-2023, 04:40 PM   #4
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I've had to avoid most social media because I'm physically ill over the things being said

I have cousins and other extended family in Israel, though thank God everyone is currently safe

I was going to make this thread myself, but couldn't prepare myself for a potential onslaught

 
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Old 10-11-2023, 09:45 AM   #5
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it's being razed to the ground alright

 
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Old 10-11-2023, 02:03 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2023, 12:10 AM   #7
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well... it's kind of accurate

 
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Old 10-11-2023, 09:06 PM   #8
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Weissman getting a red pill shoved up his ass.


 
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Old 10-12-2023, 12:20 AM   #9
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Most Americans don't really understand how badly the Palestinians are treated in the middle east. Not only by Israel, cause I think people get that Israel is not their friend. Whether it's Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, etc. None of the majority Muslim countries wants Palestinians in their country.

Countries like Iran are happy to arm Hamas and create havoc and horror in and around Israel/Palestine, but they really don't give a shit about the people in Gaza or the West Bank. Those folks are stuck there and exploited for geo political purposes by the rest of the Muslim world. And then in the West/Christian world they are treated like they're the Taliban or something, when in fact they've been fucked by just about everyone, the West, the UN, the Israelis, and every government in the middle East.

So today the bombs fall on Gaza, and Egypt mans their boarder with guns and barbed wire, keeping people penned in, unable to flee the war between Israel and Hamas.

Such bullshit

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Old 10-12-2023, 02:23 AM   #10
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Had my first and hopefully last massive explosive blow up fight with my husband about it last night

Anyone who kills or harms civilians loses all moral authority

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 08:41 AM   #11
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Most Americans don't really understand how badly the Palestinians are treated in the middle east
I think we do have a general sense of this

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 10:33 AM   #12
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I think we do have a general sense of this
I think all the good liberals do. But to most Americans all muslims in Israel/Palestine are violent terrorists.

And to more than a few people on the left, all of Israel is war mongers and colonizers.

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 06:58 AM   #13
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From The Times: The United Nations says that 175,000 people are now camped in the schools it runs in Gaza, and well over 338,000 are displaced in total. It also said that 11 of its own employees, including five teachers, an engineer and a psychological counsellor, had been killed, mainly in their own homes.

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 10:28 AM   #14
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The idea that it's like an old western movie, with the archvillain preying on the poor defenceless mennonites is largely a western projection, methinks.

Palestinians rejected Israel's offer of 97% of the West Bank and Gaza and then voted to elect Hamas. Onu used to provide resources and support to around 70% of people in Gaza.

We love to think there's millions of secular-oriented people waiting to be freed to embrace BLM and follow Elliot Page on IG but Middle-East is still stuck in the Middle-Age.
it's like you didn't read a word i posted.

I am not arguing that Hamas is not a violent horrible organization. I'm talking about the generations of people stuck in the west bank and Gaza and used as pawns and shit on by the same governments who are happy send Hamas rockets and watch them kill or die.... but they don't want the Palestinians setting foot in their country. I would liken it to the way the USA has armed and trained death squads in Latin America, formented coups, and then refused to help or aid any of the people who try to flee the carnage. We are building militarized walls on our boarder to stop refugees fleeing the atrocities we've created in Latin America.

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Old 10-12-2023, 07:41 AM   #15
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so all this israel flag waving and preemptive anti-anti-israel rhetoric is pretty weird right

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 07:42 AM   #16
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like i'm pretty sure neither side is "the good guys" here

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 08:46 AM   #17
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Not that anyone is seeking my detailed stance, but I'm too horrified by the attack and the subsequent ripple effect of hatred to even articulate it

 
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Old 10-12-2023, 10:37 AM   #18
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Not that anyone is seeking my detailed stance, but I'm too horrified by the attack and the subsequent ripple effect of hatred to even articulate it

It was a Pogrom. We want to think that shit was in the past. But it isn't.

I tell people that it could happen here tomorrow and people laugh like i'm a crazy gay idiot. But nobody thinks they're going to be a victim of a pogrom or genocide until they are.



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Old 10-13-2023, 07:18 PM   #19
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so what happens if israel does a genocide rn

 
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Old 12-27-2023, 06:50 PM   #20
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so what happens if israel does a genocide rn
so the answer is just "pay for it" i guess? for us in the US anyway. how upsetting. also i feel like i can't even fuckin' talk about it anywhere let alone do anything about it. blagh.

 
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Old 10-13-2023, 07:32 PM   #21
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If anything were to send me out of blue spaces, it would be this. Not that it would send me into red spaces, but it might just send me into a colorless doom spiral.

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 12:35 AM   #22
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Old 10-14-2023, 06:24 PM   #23
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"why would anyone need an ar-15?"

have you seen the pickups thread?

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 06:30 PM   #24
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I can only imagine the uptick in bone spur diagnoses if the United States ever really needed its AR-15s.

 
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Old 10-20-2023, 01:14 AM   #25
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I can only imagine the uptick in bone spur diagnoses if the United States ever really needed its AR-15s.
Asthma, too.

 
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Old 10-20-2023, 01:16 AM   #26
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There was an insurrection yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO5FLfhHr_E

 
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Old 10-20-2023, 08:57 AM   #27
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so israel is doing a genocide with our tax dollars right am i reading all these headlines correctly

 
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Old 10-20-2023, 02:24 PM   #28
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so israel is doing a genocide with our tax dollars right am i reading all these headlines correctly
That's ridiculous.

Fighting back against another military is not a genocide. Was the Allied bombing of Germany a genocide? Was bombing Japanese cities a genocide? How many Jews does Hamas have to murder before you think Israel is justified fighting back? 5000 dead jews? 10000 dead jews? All of the jews? Is that not a genocide under your definition?

Should they just allow thousands of rockets and bombs to launch from Gaza every day? And do nothing about it? While hundreds of Jews are kept as hostages? Gaza is riddled with Hamas's tunnels and operations posts. How do you suggest they stop Hamas from killing Israelis? Hamas wanted Israel out of Gaza, and 20 years ago they left. And things have only gotten worse.

WTF do you want Israel to do?

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Old 10-20-2023, 04:48 PM   #29
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I'm not speaking Pro-Palestinia here, but Israel should be aware of heavy reaction from neighboring islamic states whenever the ground attack towards Gaza and possibly West Banks settlements will start. The whole situation is pretty intense and both sides have already lost so much. i wonder if it will ever end.

 
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WTF do you want Israel to do?
I'll bite:

not occupy a country and treat the original inhabitants as less then human?

they give them two small pieces of land in what used to be their country, one has a fence around it and amounts to an open air prison where Israel is in control of the water and electricity and 50% of it inhabitants are children, the other one is a lot bigger but people still get kicked out of their houses on a daily basis and slowly entire villages are taken over by settlers and people need to be in line for Israeli checkpoints every day to go to their day jobs.

I'm aware conversations like these tend to go on forever, just like the actual situation. but we all know where modern day Israel started and it's not like it was an empty country for the diaspora to take over, like it actually did use to be promoted. it's now ruled by a corrupt ultra-right nationalist madman and the whole situation is not about to get any better because of it. if you give one part of your country's population a lot more rights and freedoms than the other and you suppress and bomb the other part, you're inevitably creating terrorism. and since the IDF is killing innocent Gazans indiscriminately and half of them are actual children, more terrorist attacks on innocent Israelis are inevitable in retaliation.

wtf do you want the Palestinians to do?

 
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