#68 is this your example of the cognitive dissonance you mentioned in #66 and #67 (ala obsession with the phrase style)?
You see, there are factors on both sides that are obscure. I asked a question about what is more reasonable, who benefits more from the death of civilians?
I didn't claim anyone is killing civilians intentionally, I included the possibility but did not claim anyone did this.
Many on this site seem to indicate Israel is killing civilians intentionally to reach some nefarious goal, which is unreasonable when looking at the matter.
Are both innocent, of course not. Is it reasonable to put it squarely on Israel as intentional death to civilians? In no way.
Moder8 is correct, there is an imbalance of coverage from the poster Moder8 is taking issue with. Grievances against Isreal are promoted while grievances against Hamas are seemingly ignored.
The number of deaths does not determine the importance of the situation (otherwise we would be talking about ISIS, SYRIA, LIBYA, etc. killing civilians at much higher number). What is important (outside of the emotionally driven hysteria) is to fairly and accurately analyze the situation. Not all deaths ascribed to Israel are caused by Israel. That is an important fact. Not all strikes by Israel avoid killing civilians. That is another important fact.
To look at the situation rationally and fairly you have to be honest about those two things and give them appropriate weight. You have to include Israels actions and views. You have to include Hamas' actions and views.
Is a two state solution or peaceful solution possible with Israel and Hamas in the picture? Why or why not.
I have no cognitive dissonance on this matter. It all needs to be analyzed, unfortunately it is not all being analyzed according to Moder8 when it comes to the poster of this thread and the other threads like it posted by that same individual.
I understand you are upset by the deaths, as most people are, but that does not give you license to throw reason to the wind in favor of emotional hysteria.