Okay, I have had a couple beers.....We like to prop ourselves up by saying humans are different than other animals. But the bottom line shows that might makes right just like any other animal.
The US took the Native Americans land. The US had slavery. Our morality has changed and we now say it was bad. But at the time we didnâ€™t really have that much of a problem doing it. With regards to slavery, we had to have a civil war â€“ to show who was right on this issue.
Now we go to the Middle East and the current conflict with Israel and the Palestinians.
You might think that if might makes right, why is suicide bombing wrong? It is wrong because after 9/11 the mightâ€™s morality has evolved to say it is wrong. (This new morality really started post WWII but it really came into strength after 9/11).
The mighty have declared it illegitimate to try to gain political advantage through this type of methodology.
Palestinian leaders donâ€™t understand where they would have their greatest might. They mistakenly believe their might must be from an armed struggle. They understand that they cannot beat the IDF with force, so they try to attack the Israeli psyche by randomly attacking innocent civilians. Palestinians donâ€™t understand they would have much more power if they came to the negotiation table in peace. The treaty where Israel gave up a large mass of land that contained oil to Egypt shows Israel is willing to give up land won in war if Israel is assured peace.
Palestinian supporters often try to make a distinction between the means and the message. They say just because the methodology(suicide bombing or other terror acts) the Palestinians use is unjust that does not mean the Palestinian demands to for a homeland is a injust cause.
Regardless if the cause is just or not, the Israelis have a just war against those who commit terror acts against its people. And until the Palestinians end using this methodology, the most likely results will be either:
(1) (a) The suicide bombers will bring devastation to the Palestinian people because Israel will unleash the military into Palestinian controlled areas to crush the terrorists. At first the Israelis will try to protect innocent Palestinians lives. However, if the terror attacks continue, (b) the IDF will use more raw force and have less regard to trying to protect innocent lives.
(2) Suicide bombing will (out of fear or from pressures from other countries believing that suicide bombers are so desperate that something has to be done) be successful and the Palestinians will have their demands met based upon their terrorism. If it proves to be successful, we will likely see more of it because it had been proven that an apparently weak military force could beat a powerful force through this technique.
(3) The Palestinains reform and come to the table in peace.
(4) Isreal blocks off the West Bank by building a big wall. There are less terror attacks but they continue. Again many Palestinian's lose out since many would like to be able to work in Israel would be denied.
At first it looked like Isreal was at point (2). Newsweek had a big story on how the Israel was suffering. Right now we are at point 1(a).