During my usual perusal of news this morning, I came across the following story about a certain Gaza "militant" who was killed via an Israeli airstrike.
Militant? Merriam-Webster defines the word "militant" as someone who is "engaged in warfare or combat" or alternatively someone who is "aggressively active (as in a cause)." As far as I know, there is no war between Israel and the Palestinians. After all, if Israel were at war, the war would very quickly be over, and there wouldn't be many Palestinians left. I guess you could say that Hamas is aggressively active. But a much better term to describe people who are not soldiers, who fire rockets into other countries is the word "terrorist." Not sure why CNN refuses to describe these people as such.
If you are wondering what's in the picture I've posted to the left, well let me start by saying this picture is the fifth Google image result for "hamas". Go ahead, try the search yourself, and you will see I am not cherry-picking anything here. What is on the table in front of these so-called "militants?" Body parts of an Israeli. Yes, those are body parts on that table. Fun, eh?
As I've said in earlier posts, and to my own detriment given the deep thought that seems to go on in the liberal sphere, I tend to view things in a very simple way. For example, in this case, there are two sides in a disagreement. Both Israelis and Palestinians have their valid points and both claim to be interested in some sort of a resolution to the conflict. However, I've yet to see a picture of Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert or any of the military leaders in Israel standing proudly in front of a table of Hamas body parts, in anticipation of a YouTube moment. I've yet to see Israelis fire rockets in the general direction of Palestinians, at least without being provoked by aimless rocket attacks first being fired at Israel.