The people of Gaza overwhelmingly elected Hamas, a terrorist outfit dedicated to the destruction of Israel, as their designated representatives. […]
On some basic level, you forfeit your right to be called civilians when you freely elect members of a terrorist organization as statesmen, invite them to dinner with blood on their hands and allow them to set up shop in your living room as their base of operations. At that point you begin to look a lot more like conscripted soldiers than innocent civilians. And you have wittingly made yourself targets.
Thane Rosenbaum probeert in The Wall Street Journal het grote aantal burgerslachtoffers in de Gazastrook goed te praten.
It is commanded by our religion and intellect that the oppressed have a right to return the aggression. […]
You may then dispute that all the above does not justify aggression against civilians, for crimes they did not commit and offenses in which they did not partake: […] [However,] the American people are the ones who choose their government by way of their own free will; a choice which stems from their agreement to its policies. Thus the American people have chosen, consented to, and affirmed their support for the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, the occupation and usurpation of their land, and its continuous killing, torture, punishment and expulsion of the Palestinians.
Osama bin Laden probeert in een brief aan het Amerikaanse volk het grote aantal burgerslachtoffers als gevolg van 9/11 goed te praten.