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Posted on August 12 at 12:16 p.m.
Land for peace? BS. Hamas won't stop until Israel no longer exists. Do you want Iraq to give ISIS land too? Muslim extremists can't really be negotiated with. Their goal is total domination, extermination of all infidels on "their" land, and they won't stop unless they're wiped out first.
On Bombs or Diplomacy?
Posted on August 10 at 6:44 p.m.
I don't get it. If 100 rockets were being launched at Santa Barbara from Carpinteria every day but only 10 succeeded in hitting Santa Barbara, you're saying that's fine. We should spend our days hiding in our basements and stop complaining?
For some reason, when it come to Jews and Israel, otherwise rational people say the most ludicrous things.
Israel has absolutely no other choice. No country allows rockets to be launched at it's populace for any reason whatsoever from enemy territory on a daily basis. Blaming Israel for civilian deaths is idiotic. The responsibility for their deaths lies squarely on Hamas, and whoever supports them.
Posted on August 10 at 6:16 p.m.
Thanks, bloggulator, you just proved my point.
DrDan and Eastbeach, how to you propose Israel stop all the rockets that are being launched daily from Gaza into Israel without killing innocent civilians? If Isreal opens their blockade, Hamas will just bring in more rockets and cement to build more tunnels. Egypt is keeping their side closed for the same reason. Anything the "give" Hamas will be used against them "next time."
What other choice do the Israelies have? They can't cower daily in bomb shelters, which they are currently forced to do whenever the alarms go off.
They certainly have no moral responsibilty to wait for hundreds or thousands more Israelies to die before responding to the problem at hand.
Also, I doubt very much that Muslim extremist hatred for Israel and Jews can get any stronger than it currently is, and you have to believe that by killing hundreds of Hamas soldiers, Israel is in fact saving lives.
Posted on August 10 at 9:55 a.m.
90% is too high, but I too have been surprised how many people seem to have a deep hatred for Israel and Jews. In real life it's not so obvious, but on anonymous comment areas like this one, the number of closet anti-semites is astounding.
There are so many unjustifiable terrible attorcities taking place in the world, yet for some reason all the media focus is on civilian causulties in Gaza, where the Israelies have no other choice but to attempt to stop Hamas from killing Israelies with rockets and other means. If you read between the lines, it doesn't take a genious to see the truth.
Posted on August 9 at 7:05 p.m.
Israel blockades Gaza because otherwise Hamas would have unlimited access to bring in more weapons from Iran to attack them with.
Your claim that Israel keeps the "Palestinians in concentration camps" is vulgar anti-semitic hate speech.
Posted on July 24 at 8:07 p.m.
I'm all for new restaurants opening in SB. More restaurants means more competition which invariably leads to better food!
On Empty Bowl Fills Asian-Fusion Noodle Cravings
Posted on July 12 at 12:22 p.m.
Fine dining at it's best. . . gotta love it!
Posted on July 5 at 9:25 a.m.
The new space is freaking beautiful and the food is top notch, yet no more expensive than most good sandwich shops around town, like Three Pickles around the corner.
The restaurant business is notoriously difficult to succeed in. I have no issue with the Independent spotlighting local businesses that are opening or expanding. There doesn't have to be a controversy involved for something to be "news."
On C’est Cheese, Part Deux
Posted on July 3 at 1:55 p.m.
Coffee is good stuff.
On Scene in S.B.
Posted on July 3 at 1:44 p.m.
If the city really cared about affordable housing, it wouldn't make it nearly impossible for developers to build apartments. The time line drags on so long from the moment land is purchased until permits are pulled, with so many delayed hearings and expensive nutty requirements that it only makes sense to build speculative highend condos.
I'd love to build a twenty unit middle income oriented rental apartment complex in SB, but the nearly endless city approval process is a game only the incredibly well heeled can afford to play. Try it once, and you'll never try again!
On Santa Barbara's Recovery Blues