torstaina, elokuuta 03, 2006

Qana disaster

I suggest people to read this, this, and this.

How do you know that the disaster in Qana was not staged? How do you know, if it was?

4 kommenttia:

Iiro kirjoitti...

IF the Qana disaster was staged, then Israel would not admit doing a mistake.

http://www.hs.fi/teksti/uutiset/tuoreet/artikkeli/Israel+my%C3%B6nt%C3%A4%C3%A4+Qanan+pommituksen+olleen+virhe/1135220911262

That does not change the fact that Hezbollah uses civilians as human shields and, thus, are responsible for the fates of those civilians.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

"That does not change the fact that Hezbollah uses civilians as human shields and, thus, are responsible for the fates of those civilians."

Israelis are definitely more responsible for those civilian deaths. The fact that some palestinians kill some Israelis doesn't mean that Israelis can attack innocent people.

Countries or peoples do not exist. Those are only abstract concepts in minds. Only individuals exist. Applying moral rules to abstract things is irrational.


"How do you know that the disaster in Qana was not staged? How do you know, if it was?"

At least, it's safe to say that the burden of proof lies with those who claim it was staged.

Mikko Särelä kirjoitti...

You are missing the point of my question, which is how do You know if such a thing happened or not? I'm not talking about one group of people proving something to others, but about how does one come to a conclusion about what happened, when all sources are very much unreliable and non-partial.

Mostly people seem to go the way of not believing whatever Israel government says and believing whatever Hezbollah says, or vice versa. None of them seem adequate, but what is?

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I understood what you meant. I hadn't any reasonable answer to your question. IMHO, it's just better NOT to make any conclusions and trying to keep an open mind. It's so impossible to be aware of all the facts. That's the most important reason why I'm not very interested in debating about things like what has happened and where.

Being unknowledgeable about some specific issue is not a problem for me. I'm happy when I know what is moral and what isn't.

The world is such a mess nowadays that you can't trust any source of information about an event - especially when governments are involved somehow. Good journalism died gradually when governments grew bigger and more intrusive.