[QUOTE=“mickee321, post: 986019, member: 367”]@caoimhaoin , ok lets think
a few people killed in the middle east, a plane being shot down over Russia - whoa Hitler invades Poland as @Tassotti would say, do you really think the world gives a fuck when you see the events below occurred and there were no protests on the streets, no one complaining on here
- In Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died in the last 3 years, the guy doing it even used chemical fucking weapons on his own people and no one cares…where are the protests? in august 2011 US/UK etc put together a plan to demilitarize Assad of WMD that he has taken the piss out of, any attempts of intervention on the West’s behalf would have been met with “stop the war” protests, however Assad just goes on raping, torturing, gasing and murdering at will, the fellas he is fighting arent much better… does anyone care? anyone got the balls to send a fucking aid flotilla to the Syrian coast? you’re damn right they wont… double standards wouldnt you think?
in Egypt in 2011 there was a so called “revolution” where a bunch of murdering maniacs the Muslim Brotherhood got rid of Mubarak, i was attacked by you and a few others on here when i stated this would be a disaster and the power vacuum created would lead to martial law and political chaos and the deaths of thousands… oh but this was the “arab spring” , the “revolution” , “pray for those in Tahir square”… meanwhile what has happended, ill give you an example, In April a court in egypt sentenced 500 people to death w/o trial in one sitting… any protests? no… of course not. there was mass murder Liverpool style at a football game, anyone protest against that… not on your life…
Egypt is now fucking chaos - does anyone care ? no… thousands of people are dead… kev do you really think a boring war in Gaza and a plane going down are going to change things, nice to protest against yes as you have Israel and Russia but in the big picture i think not
In Iraq , a group called ISIS are pillaging their way thru the country, torturing, killing, raping men, women and children and are expanding into Syria, its all going quite well for them, itll go even better if the US/UK decides to try to stop them, thousands willl tale to the streets with " stop the US imprialiasm in the middle east" and will in effect by supporting ISIS… i really fucking hate the world sometimes…
In Darfur and South Sudan there is wore, in Kurdistan Erdogan is fucking at something evil, but no one cares kev… it is horrific,
people will meekly protest against Putin BUT if the US got involved he will be the victim…
bottom line, there will be no war - the world is a fucked up place[/QUOTE]
Basically the point you’re making is that if you’re interested enough to protest about one international conflict, you have to protest about them all. That’s a rather ridiculous viewpoint and just the kind of whataboutery and muddying of the issues that the Israeli side loves to engage in. Supporters of Israel can start complaining about their barbaric actions getting high levels of international coverage (coverage which is largely biased in their favour) when they stop getting high levels of international funding to carry them out.
You know well the reasons why the Israel-Palestine conflict gets such coverage and such interest on the international stage.
i) Because one of the main protagonists is seen as part of “the West”, and a major ally of he US.
ii) Because it has been going on for 70 years at this point.
ii) Because the conflict in its historical context is a largely black and white situation where one side has been done a massive historical injustice whereas the other hasn’t (in this conflict), and one side has vast access to huge amounts of money and cutting edge technology whereas the other one, well, doesn’t…
iv) Because the other side has effectively used the even more massive historical injustice done against it during World War II as a reason to inflict one of their own.
v) Because it, more than anything, is the kernel of the Muslim world’s grievances against the West, and a legitimate one.