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Old 20 Aug 14, 09:18
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During Cast Lead Israel lost 10 KIA, in Protective edge we had 56 KIA (referring only to soldiers, not civilians), that makes it 5.6 times, not 10 times like Glenn had mentioned.

Of course, as I told him, that isn't the only nor the major factor and as always- a bad perspective of the conduct of war. Just as a small example of how wrong this observation is- it fails to take into account the fact that Cast Lead lasted 23 days, while Protective Edge has been going so far for 37(?) days, making the KIA per day ration 0.43~ in Cast Lead and 1.51~ for Protective Edge a difference of only 2.2~ and the longer this round lasts the ratio is likely to further drop.

But, you know what they say about statistics...
Absolutely.

In the end, its what you accomplish that counts, and in the sort of undertaking you guys have, you have to take a historical perspective to see how things fit.
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I dont believe the Israeli gov figures like Lieberman, who suggests Qatar supports terrorism. Its also quite audacious of Israel to suggest that an ally of the USA supports terror.

We have Qatar officials stating that they dont support Hamas, now we know for a fact that some folks do publicly support Hamas yet Qatar does not do this. For Israel to then suggest that Qatar is a rouge supporter of terrorism is out of line.


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I dont believe the Israeli gov figures like Lieberman, who suggests Qatar supports terrorism. Its also quite audacious of Israel to suggest that an ally of the USA supports terror. (...)
You're joking, right ?

Please tell me you're joking
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You're joking, right ?

Please tell me you're joking
Ricky has an agenda. Nothing he says deviates from it.
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. Its also quite audacious of Israel to suggest that an ally of the USA supports terror.
Please pick up a history book.
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Please pick up a history book.
Ha.

Don't hold your breath Sergio.
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You're joking, right ?

Please tell me you're joking
No, I'm not joking.

Take it up with the United States gov, its my right as an American to go and visit Qatar if I would like, so I'm very surprised at your response here.
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(...) Its also quite audacious of Israel to suggest that an ally of the USA supports terror.
You posted this, not the US government, so I'm picking it up with you if you don't mind.

[You really believe no ally of the US supports terrorism or not ?]

It is your right to visit anything you want btw, don't know what that's got to do with anything.

Edit: OK then that's all I wanted to know - thank you
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No, I'm not joking.

Take it up with the United States gov, its my right as an American to go and visit Qatar if I would like, so I'm very surprised at your response here.
Then please go. Put your money where your mouth is for once. Do a round-trip of the Middle East, hit your favorite spots in Iran, Qatar and Syria. Go pray in Mecca. Visit the front-line troops for ISIS and take them your care package(s)--show them your support up close and personal. We need a break from your lying anyway.
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I dont believe the Israeli gov figures like Lieberman, who suggests Qatar supports terrorism. Its also quite audacious of Israel to suggest that an ally of the USA supports terror.
Is there a ROFL smiley?
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