"And the difference is that your initial disclaimer was missing in Gaza i.e. The Goldstone report formed the opinion that those deaths resulted from IDF actions that *were* (at best) deliberately indiscriminate *or* (at worst) deliberate"(Johnboy) But Goldstone's conclusions are being challenged and NOT just by Israel. Many claim that his conclusions were pre-determined and dictated by a corrupt and biased United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Nor was it a proper judicial outcome it was just a fact finding mission that presented the facts as claimed by ONE side only, not the other ... "The respective death tolls are therefore immaterial i.e. there was a FUNDAMENTAL difference in **intent** between the USA/NATO forces in Afghanistan and the IDF forces deployed against Gaza."(Johnboy) We don't even know that for sure because it seems that the UNHRC only sees fit to investigate the acts of small countries who have no political clout. Nevertheless, I do believe that NATO troops, like Israeli troops, adhere to standard procedures designed to minimise civilian casualties. The fact that civilians nevertheless do die in cross fire shows that it is impossible to STOP civilian deaths. Israel cannot do it just the same as NATO does NOT seem to be able to do it. Especially since both the Taliban and Hamas use their own civilians as shields ... That's the REAL WAR CRIME Johnboy and the UNHRC refuses to do ANYTHING about it. Tell us why Johnboy? Could it be the influence of oil money and the Arab/Muslim lobby perhaps?
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'