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  • Israel (Score:3, Insightful)

    Israel is the only country in the world that is able to commit so many atrocities without anybody stopping them.

    Israel is the only country in the world that is not at peace with its neighbors in the region. It is also the only country in the world where its neighbors have tried to annihilate them no less than 4 times in 50 years. It is also the only country in the world where a militant, determined, suicidal terrorist group is adamantly trying to deny its right to exist and actively attempts to kill

    • Why should I consider any country in comparison to Israel, just because of countries commit atrocities it does not make it OK for israel to do the same.

      There is a long list of countries that commit atrocities against their own and other people : Burma, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Iraq, The Balkans, Russia, China, North Korea.

      Israel is just another of these countries, and I have singled it out because the technical and international communities seem determined to pretend it isn't happening.

      Where did I say

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      • Why should I consider any country in comparison to Israel, just because of countries commit atrocities it does not make it OK for israel to do the same.

        There is a long list of countries that commit atrocities against their own and other people : Burma, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Iraq, The Balkans, Russia, China, North Korea.

        Israel is just another of these countries, and I have singled it out because the technical and international communities seem determined to pretend it isn't happening.

        If you really

        • I really believe these atrocities are unacceptable anywhere.

          I frequently mention Isreal because it is one of the worst regimes and is under-reported and has so many people trying to excuse it.

          Palestine is now one of the worlds most poverty-stricken areas and isreal actively prevents the UN and Aid agencies doing their jobs.

          Even burma doesn't do that to its people. I haven't mentioned Burma or tibet for a long time because both are moving forward, slowly but still faster than israel.

          I also mention is

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          • I really believe these atrocities are unacceptable anywhere.

            Your incessant chest-beating about Israel, to the exclusion of all other incidents, does not support this statement.

            I also mention isreal because I keep on seeing Jewish, American and Isreali commentators defending it - a very real case of 'the lady doth protest too much'.

            The only case of the lady doth protest too much I see here is your anti-Israel stance cloaked in the garb of general moral outrage. If you were genuinely concerned ab

            • Isreal is one of the worst offendors and unlike many other places where human rights are curtailed it has an elected government - this means people voted for this kind of ghettoisation and deliberate actions against palestine.

              Unlike China, Burma and Iraq where regimes are imposed (often with Western complicity and support) - Isreal chose to follow this course and it is the will of the people making it more like Kosovo and Serbia where Milosovic was elected. Just as Milosovic and Serbia were a problem, so is Israel.

              Also - I can't remember the last time I heard of severe human rights incidents in any of Burma, Tibet and China compared to incidents in Palestine and Isreal occuring every week. You can hardly say there is an urgent need for action in Burma when the Junta there has more constructive dialogue with the Leader of the elected government and even recognises her more than Isreal does with Palestine and Arafat.

              The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government are also making more progress with China than Israel has with Palestine.

              After North Korea and Iraq, Isreal is the next biggest problem. Even the zimbabwean cricket team wore black armbands in protest over their governments actions. At least Zimbabwe allows pro-opposition people out of the country - it doesn't even fire rockets into apartment blocks like Israel, or assinate people it disagrees with - The leader of the opposition was put in prison. When was the last time Israel imprisoned any Palestinians or even took them to trial instead of just killing them in their car or their beds.

              I really hope I will see Israeli's in places like this coming out and saying that Israels actions are wrong. I see chinese Icons like Jet Li speak out on Tibet. I see Zimbabwean cricketers speak out and wear black arm bands. I see iraqi's in exile speak out about Iraq. But I never see Israeli's like Moshe Bar speak out about the atrocities it commits.

              There is little point me talking about North Korea or Tibet or Zimbabwe here on use.perl - it would be preaching to the converted, who here would stand up and defend these regimes? That is not the case with israel - any mention of Israel and you suddenly get appeasers and apologists trying to pick holes (usually failing) and claiming that Isreal is right to be the only country in the world to fire missles and shells into apartments, schools, hospitals and or to deliberately desteroy homes and attack peaceful protestors with force.

              You are not checking facts you are trying defend isreal.

              Find any factual errors in my journals ! You can argue with my opinion and you have every right to, but to claim that Israel isn't using chemical weapons against isreal, isn't bombing and murdering civilians, isn't breaching UN resolutions, doesn't pursue racist policies within its 1968 borders, or doesn't commit the many atrocities that have hit the news is simply dishonest and shows your true colours.

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              • > This is just not right, and I suppose you know this. In fact, the level of oppression of minorities in Israel is very low, probibly lower than nations such as France, or even America. It certainly comes nothing close, despite being under a 50 year war against it based exclussively on racism in the surrounding Muslim culture, to the systematic rapes of women in Iraq, the massive murder of Jews in Iran, the Cultural Revolution of China which caused nearly 15 percent of the native Chinese population to
              • Isreal is one of the worst offendors and unlike many other places where human rights are curtailed it has an elected government - this means people voted for this kind of ghettoisation and deliberate actions against palestine.>>

                This is just not right, and I suppose you know this. In fact, the level of oppression of minorities in Israel is very low, probibly lower than nations such as France, or even America.

                It certainly comes nothing close, despite being under a 50 year war against it based exclu