The bombing of the Russian airliner reflects the long conflict between Islamic extremists and Egypt that has spread south to the coastal fantasy land.21:26 25.11.15 | 0 comments
DT: "Uzi continues to shoot himself in the foot by complaining that a collective decision to continue to elect terrorists should have any collective punishment attached to it." The prohibition on collective punishment is to protect the INDIVIDUAL from being grouped in with people to whom he/she does not belong. That is because the civilian is a PROTECTED PERSON, and you can not punish them. Retaliation for acts of violence must therefore follow the principle of distinction: The IDF must DISTINGUISH between the individuals who are responsible for the acts the IDF wishes to retaliate against, and those who are not responsible. It can retaliate against the former, but must not retaliate against the latter. Your claim of "collective responsibility" therefore amounts to this: THE ACTION THAT THE IDF WISHES TO RETALIATE AGAINST IS THE ELECTION OF HAMAS IN 2006. That is, in a word, reprehensible. It is also so very David Teich.