Wow, psychologist. You're usually trolling with style. This honest bit of opinion must indicate that you have strong feelings on this issue. *grin*
I agree that boycotting Israel is wrong. I also agree that Israel's handling of Palestine is quite inhumane.
However. Israel has been pushed too far, really, to expect them to be well-behaved about this. After the years of pressure they've gotten, one almost expects them to do worse.
Radical Islamic factions seek to establish rule by Islamic Law, as thier religion commands, in practically every country bordered by a country with a Moslem majority. Think middle east. Now think of thier neighbors. Northeast Africa, southern former USSR states, India, China. All of them have problems with Radical Islamic terrorism. I compiled a list for an opinion piece I wrote. Israel has borne a good portion of the burden of the weight of this problem for a long time.
I have some small bit of sympathy for the cause of Palestine - Israel was carved out of a big hunk of land and caused great upset in the region - but I have no sympathy for thier methods. With groups with similar religious creeds causing trouble all over the globe, it's hard to have any sympathy at all.
I object to all laws guided by religion. I wish I could get a beer on Sunday in the US. Radical Islam is an especially large problem because they use guns, and bombs, and airplanes. Anything to convert another country. The problem is that there's such a plague of submission to authority in the cultures in that area of the world that the 99.99% of the Moslems on the planet who are perfectly good people won't stand up and say, "Quit blowing up our neighbors, asshole."
In conclusion. I feel strange calling the violent forces behind the recent terrorism events "Radical Islamic factions". They're not Moslems - they violate the tennants of that religion. They're not radical. They take money and power by force. That's actually sort of mundane. And given that they arn't Moslems, they can hardly be a faction. They have no country that they are all from. They have no ethnic group that they're all a part of. They have no common name, more to hide than anything else. There is a call for a new word, just to describe them, or maybe the old word 'Facist' will do.
But there is room for a new word. The powers that be around the world are obsessed with keeping things running smoothly for them, and they bomb anyone who gets too far out of line. We've entered some kind of global transnational stasis. All of the tension inside the system no longer turns into war - it turns into terrorism. We're entering an age full of the stuff.
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