Saturday, July 14, 2012
Israel is the warmonger and responsible for the conflict
Israel inflicts far more losses and damage upon their enemies, so they must be warmongers. I recently read this most stupid argument again. I guess the idea is that Israel has inflicted more losses and damage when they do decide to wage war or use their military than what they lose themselves. 1) In wartime, this is the idea. As Patton said, nobody ever won a war dying for their country. They won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his. 2) Just because one side is better at waging war does not make them warlike. This would mean that all forces that won wars throughout history were warlike. Maybe some were. Maybe even most, but I doubt that. The winners were just better at it. Maybe they had better weapons or were better led. It does not mean that they were the ‘bad guys’. I like to use the example of the war between Japan and the U.S. 1941-1945. We killed millions of Japanese, soldiers and civilians alike. We lost 40,000 dead. So this makes us warmongers and the ‘bad guys’ who were responsible for the conflict? This argument is so dumb that I am surprised that it is still around. Maybe this is why socialism is still thought of as being a better economic system. People just don’t want to see otherwise. It must be in their interest to believe this way, because balanced assessment would definitely prove otherwise.