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Old 12-15-2023, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Israel has enough money and resources to use precise munitions - why drop "dumb" bombs in the most densely populated area on Earth? So you can maybe hit the Hamas terrorist in an apartment building and take out the entire family including the kids in the next apartment building?


Asked for comment on the assessment, IDF spokesperson Nir Dinar told CNN, “We do not address the type of munitions used.”

Major Keren Hajioff, an Israeli spokesperson, said on Wednesday that “as a military committed to international law and a moral code of conduct, we are devoting vast resources to minimizing harm to the civilians that Hamas has forced into the role of human shields. Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza.”

But experts told CNN that if Israel is using unguided muni
tions at the rate the US believes they are, that undercuts the Israeli claim that they are trying to minimize civilian casualties.


Nearly half of the Israeli munitions dropped on Gaza are imprecise ‘dumb bombs,’ US intelligence assessment finds
https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/13/polit...aza/index.html

 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:38 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Hey man, gotta use up the Milk that is almost expired before using the newer ones.

'Dumb' just means unguided. It doesn't speak to the intensity of it, so even if they 'precisely' hit an apartment building holding a Hamas leader that next building may very well get damaged too.

Maybe they are using the dumb ones when it is safer to do in certain areas and then use the Guided ones for when it is more dense. Who knows.

I don't think there is any 'Malice' involved. maybe more situational.
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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The rate of "dumb" bombs used in the bombings of Berlin and Tokyo were 100 percent. Oh well. It had to be done and it was done. Hey, Hamas: you start a war, you reap the rewards.
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:43 AM
 
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Israel wouldn't need to drop any bombs on Gaza Hamas if the October 7th attack hadn't happened. Don't want to be bombed? DON'T attack other countries. Why does that even have to be explained?
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:44 AM
 
Location: North of Canada, but not the Arctic
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Did Palestinians use "smart" bombs when they invaded Israel and raped, tortured, killed, and kidnapped Jews?
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Israel wouldn't need to drop any bombs on Gaza Hamas if the October 7th attack hadn't happened. Don't want to be bombed? DON'T attack other countries. Why does that even have to be explained?
Because as a regular citizen minding my own business, going to work, paying my bills and raising my kids in a honest manner, I don't want to be bombed when I have no part in government or voting the current leader in place. How does that even have to be explained?
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:47 AM
 
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Because as a regular citizen minding my own business, going to work, paying my bills and raising my kids in a honest manner, I don't want to be bombed when I have no part in government or voting the current leader in place. How does that even have to be explained?
Then, perhaps, DON'T elect Hamas to run your government as the Gazans did.
 
Old 12-15-2023, 08:49 AM
 
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Then, perhaps, DON'T elect Hamas to run your government as the Gazans did.
Let me repeat what I said with a bold part:

Because as a regular citizen minding my own business, going to work, paying my bills and raising my kids in a honest manner, I don't want to be bombed when I have no part in government or voting the current leader in place. How does that even have to be explained?
 
Old 12-15-2023, 09:02 AM
 
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Let me repeat what I said with a bold part:

Because as a regular citizen minding my own business, going to work, paying my bills and raising my kids in a honest manner, I don't want to be bombed when I have no part in government or voting the current leader in place. How does that even have to be explained?
The Gazans ELECTED Hamas to be their government. They ARE directly involved in selecting a known terrorist organization to act on their behalf.
 
Old 12-15-2023, 09:05 AM
 
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Let me repeat what I said with a bold part:

Because as a regular citizen minding my own business, going to work, paying my bills and raising my kids in a honest manner, I don't want to be bombed when I have no part in government or voting the current leader in place. How does that even have to be explained?
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The Gazans ELECTED Hamas to be their government. They ARE directly involved in selecting a known terrorist organization to act on their behalf.

It is War. Every war probably had people that wanted no part of it and are just unfortunate to be of the side that engaged in it.

Those people that were too young to vote are grown up now and are the very generation that took part in the Oct 7th massacre, unless we think it was all a bunch of 40 to 50 year olds swooping in.
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