War Is Hell, More So For Civilians

“Hamas has planted its military assets deep inside the very fabric of Gazan civilian life, he said. “Hamas operatives and area commanders, as well as their rocket cell members, keeps one part of their home for normal family life. A second part of the home is the command center, or the start of a tunnel. Daily life and military infrastructure are totally interwoven,” the source said. “This is the source of the complexity we face in our combat. We must overcome the challenge of differentiating between Hamas and the civilian population,”

Here the thing, if the civilian population was not in full compliances and supportive of Hamas’ operations this could not happen. I would remind them of Sherman’s “You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.” [snip] “Now you must go, and take with you the old and feeble, feed and nurse them, and build for them, in more quiet places, proper habitations to shield them against the weather until the mad passions of men cool down, and allow the Union and peace once more to settle over your old homes in Atlanta. Yours in haste, W.T. Sherman, Major-General commanding”

He also said, “You people of the South don’t know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don’t know what you’re talking about. War is a terrible thing!” Then when he marched to the sea through the Georgia he burnt home, farms, destroyed crops, killed livestock, laying the country to waste as not to provide support for the enemy.

War is hell, and if you decide to go to war be pared to pay the price it brings to you, and that price can fall upon noncombatants. The Palestine civilian population is no more waging war than Scarlett who in “Gone With The Wind” moved to Atlanta, Ga with Sherman and his army on his way there to burn it to the ground, but the people of Atlanta, and all of the South, were supplying food, arms,and proving troops to the Confederacy just as the Palestinians’ are for Hamas.

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