Aside from dating, debate about terrorism seems to be the highlight of the day (or rather the week).
Ania from the Human Rights Watch forum has posted a video link with George Galloway showing adamant support for Hezbollah. Geoffrey does not seem too impressed with Galloway, and replies with:
Ah yes, George Galloway, terrorist sympathizer that was tossed out of his own party, Al Jazeera regular, Oil for Food scandal participant. I don't have to even watch that to guess what it shows.
If you want to form an honest opinion, why not start choosing independent sources, rather than forming an opinion then going to look for trash that agrees with it?
This of course kicks off a debate with Ania pointing out how the accusations against Galloway were defeated in court (it was a congressional committee, but he still defeated them) with more fun raging on pages two and four.
Over in the American Politics forum, James posts this image (shown below) which leads to much debate over who is at fault in the Lebanon war.
Here are some opinions from both sides of the conflict. From the pro Hezbollah side:
(Michael on page two) What Hezbollah has delivered, as a matter of historical fact, is the resistance of Israeli occupation of Lebanon, from 1982-2000. That resistance had several facets, not the least of which is providing a counterbalance to Israeli-backed Christian militias, such as the SLA which operated in South Lebanon, and was quite indiscriminate in brutalitizing the native Shia population there. So Hezbollah has street cred when it comes to defending actual Lebanese.
And from the pro Israeli side:
(Len on page four) Hezbollah did not "drive Israel out" in 2000. You'll find that the UN, US and the Knesset got Israel out. Hezbollah were not that powerful and still aren't. Annoying? Definiately. No matter how many rockets Hezbollah fires into Israel, they won't "drive them out".
The UN resolution that led Israel out also agreed that Hezbollah should be disarmed by the Lebanese gov't. Obviously this was not going to be easy given the Syrian manipulation of the Lebanese gov't, and Israel might have waited for the Lebanese gov't as of the end of last year to do something.
More debate continues on pages five, six and seven with Donald, Tejas, Wahab and Hamza jumping into the debate.
- Leeron (in Zionist Jews) discusses Hezbollah's goal of genocide.
- A.SIPRA in the Hezbollah forum asks whether it is fair to kill civilians (since Islam forbids this).
- Mirel (in the Conflict in Israel forum) declares that most terrorists are Muslim, something Raihaan and Xeni both dismiss as false.