Saturday, August 5, 2006

Isreal killing civilians?

Human Rights Watch is all upset, according to this Independent piece, because:

Although the Israeli government claims it is taking all possible measures to minimise civilian harm, Human Rights Watch said their detailed investigations revealed "a systematic failure by the Israeli Defence Forces to distinguish between combatants and civilians".

As is the case when someone takes on an organization such as Hezbollah (or Al Quaida, or Hamas), they can't really win. The cowards (who actually do intentionally target civilians), hide among civilians in hopes the Israelis won't come after them, or if they do, they further the cause by killing the innocent.

Frankly, innocent may not really describe the civilians, who might be better off pointing out the criminals in their midst.

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