Amazing Hamas Comment of the Day

 

Really take this in:

A Hamas official quoted by the International Crisis Group, or ICG, said the move violated the “reasonable rules of the game: that when Palestinian projectiles hit open space … Israel aims at open space in response.”

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  1. robberberen Inactive

    Ah, yes. This is why a soldier on a battlefield who feels an enemy’s bullet whiz by his ear is morally obliged to fire his next round into the dirt. It’s only fair. Good manners and all.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 7:53 AM PDT
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  2. Kennedy Smith Inactive

    In that case, much bloodshed could be averted if they turned their creativity toward making rude gestures.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:00 AM PDT
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  3. Claire Berlinski, Ed. Editor
    Claire Berlinski, Ed. Post author

    I don’t even know where to start, really.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:05 AM PDT
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  4. flownover Inactive

    Overwhelming professionalism is no excuse for success.

    I suppose David was too tall for Goliath anyway ?

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  5. Brian Watt Member

    Ah…it’s a game. Well, that explains everything. Where are my tennis whites and racket? I say chaps, anyone for tennis? I say, you there with the funny looking vest…

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:20 AM PDT
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  6. Morituri Te Inactive

    The Harrison Bergeron rules of war.

    • #6
    • March 30, 2011, at 8:23 AM PDT
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  7. Aaron Miller Member

    The IDF’s water balloon funding might not be cut afterall.

    • #7
    • March 30, 2011, at 8:23 AM PDT
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  8. Anon Inactive

    What if the Israelis fire first? Do the miss-for-miss rules still apply?

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:25 AM PDT
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  9. Brian Watt Member

    Fetchez la vache!

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  10. SMatthewStolte Member

    Actually, it seems like it should be: if A aims at B and hits open space, then B should aim at open space and hit A.

    (I hate to make light of such an awful situation, but how else do you make it through the day?)

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    • March 30, 2011, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  11. tabula rasa Member

    I suggest we move this to a virtual platform. Let the best Israeli kid and the best Gazan kid engage in a game of Mortal Combat and avoid the whole “empty space” thing.

    I’ll put my money on the Israeli kid.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 9:37 AM PDT
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  12. Israel P. Inactive

    The UN and others have been saying this for years. It’s what they mean when they say “disproportionate.”

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    • March 30, 2011, at 10:06 AM PDT
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  13. Profile Photo Member
    Israel P.: The UN and others have been saying this for years. It’s what they mean when they say “disproportionate.”

    Disproportionate = hitting what you’re aiming for.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  14. Sisyphus Member

    Don’t start nuttin’, won’t be nuttin’.

    • #14
    • March 30, 2011, at 10:51 AM PDT
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  15. flownover Inactive

    Sir Robin of Gaza I presume ?

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    • March 30, 2011, at 11:10 AM PDT
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  16. Jerry the Bastage Inactive
    Daniel Frank: The Harrison Bergeron rules of war. · Mar 30 at 8:23am

    Exactly.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 11:29 AM PDT
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  17. Nickolas Inactive

    Sounds like something I might see in a Looney Tunes cartoon.

    According to Hamas’ rules of self-defense, I cannot shoot any assailants that are shooting at my family until they manage to hit one of them. Until then I can only return fire if I deliberately miss.

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    • March 30, 2011, at 11:33 AM PDT
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  18. flownover Inactive
    Stuart Creque: One of the reasons the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy advises travelers to keep a towel with them at all times is for protection against one of the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy, the ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. Though it will attack and kill you on sight, the Bugblatter Beast is incredibly stupid. If you can’t see it, it assumes that it can’t see you… so your only defense is to cover your head with your towel, at which point the Beast will realize you can’t see it and will leave you alone. For some reason, that came to mind. · Mar 30 at 12:29pm

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    • March 31, 2011, at 2:31 AM PDT
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  19. Stuart Creque Member

    Proportionality in a war of survival is profoundly immoral. Proportionality means that there’s an acceptable, comfortable level of death and terror that the two sides can agree upon. Of course the Europeans want proportionality between Hamas and Israel, because they don’t care if some Jews and Arabs die every month. But Israel ought to take the moral position that massive disproportionality will convince Hamas to cease its military activity altogether. By the way, the deaths in Itamar and Jerusalem count as grounds for deadly retaliation against Gazan terror groups and their Hamas protectors.

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    • March 31, 2011, at 12:21 PM PDT
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  20. Stuart Creque Member

    One of the reasons the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy advises travelers to keep a towel with them at all times is for protection against one of the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy, the ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. Though it will attack and kill you on sight, the Bugblatter Beast is incredibly stupid. If you can’t see it, it assumes that it can’t see you… so your only defense is to cover your head with your towel, at which point the Beast will realize you can’t see it and will leave you alone. For some reason, that came to mind.

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    • March 31, 2011, at 12:29 PM PDT
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