Re: Look who is talking: - no comparison - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Don Boston
    • 01.11.09 | 05:14 (IST)

    You try to compare the US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan with those of Israel. Absolute nonsense. I oppose the war in Iraq and am horrified by the number of civlians killed in both wars. In Iraq, however, the vast majority of civilian deaths have resulted from sectarian violence, not US military action. The Afghan civilian death numbers appall me. I would support an UN investigation. But, still, there is no comparison: Key Differences: The US: 1. has no plans of taking land or colonializing either Iraq or Afghanistan. 2. has never deliberately targeted civilians, as opposed to Israel per Goldstone. 3. has never regarded all Afghans or Iraqis as the enemy as Israel does (look at talkbacks re Gazans); it has focused on creating & respecting democratic rule. 4. has no racial or religious motivation nor any intent of altering the demographics of either region. 5. does not drain either country of natural resources as Israel does water from the WB.

    from the article: Israel envoy: UN Human Rights Council betrayed its own values
    First published 18:37 30.10.09 | Last updated 15:12 31.10.09
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