Bin Laden versus Yassin
Manfred Gerstenfeld
Published: 03.05.11, 23:29
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1. Carpe diem, Israel
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.03.11)
This is a wonderful opportunity to get rid of some thorns in our side .... If the United States can invade a sovereign state in order to dispense much-needed justice, then Israel can go after Hamas and Hezbollah. Fair's fair. The community of nations (!) is going to pillory Israel, anyway, so why not take advantage of the moment to dispatch some terrorist thugs who are no less vicious and murderous than bin Laden (may his name be cursed throughout eternity)?
2. Double standards
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (05.04.11)
Yes if America does it, there's no issue, but if we do it then we are war-criminals. I wonder if the Muslims in the UK will get an arrest warrant for Odumba for this killing.
3. It goes even further
Eddie ,   UK   (05.04.11)
George Bush 1st, condemned Menachem Begin's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981. However, 10 year later, as Presdient, Mr Bush did the same thing himself, during desert Storm.
4. #3 Eddie - Actually it was Reagan not Bush (the older)
Yaniv ,   Israel   (05.04.11)
It was Reagan who condemned Israel along with the world for taking out the Iraqi reactor. Secondly, the U.S. never bombed Iraq's reactor, invaded yes. Israel remains the only power that have taken out nuke reactors and she did it twice, also in Syria 2007.
5. Illegal killing of a helpless man in a wheelchair
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.04.11)
...coming out of prayer, who had been exchanged for Mossad assassins caught in Jordan.
6. The world
michael Pielet ,   boca raton, Israel   (05.04.11)
Please stop complaining about the world and anti-semitism. No excuses, Israel has an obligation to protect its soldiers and citizens. The world will respect a strong Israel. A weak Israel will surely die. Be Gurion: Its what we do that counts, and not what they say. A weak Israel promotes anti-semitism. When the Jews are strong the anti- semites fade into the woodwork.
7. History
michael Pielet ,   boca raton, Israel   (05.04.11)
#3, Uk Eddie get your history correct. It took a while but during Desert Storm One the United States acknowledged and thank Israel for taking out the Iraqi reactor.
8. We have just to be smart
Yossef   (05.04.11)
we have no other issue.
JESUSALEN ,   JESUSALEN   (05.04.11)
why do you complain yaakov? why do you say israel "my way is hidden from the lord my cause is disregarded by my lord"? do you not know? have you not heard? the lord is the everlasting lord the creator of the ends of the earth he will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom he gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall but those who hope in the lord will renew their strength they will soar on wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint,amen
10. To: Gee at No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.04.11)
No, but there is probably a fatwa in Obama's future.
11. Funny
Ace   (05.04.11)
A paralyzed a very old man in a wheel chair yet frightening Israel Was freed in diplomatic deal but Hamas went to win a democratic election and soon coming to place near you
12. Extra-judicial assassination?
Stephen in New York   (05.04.11)
I'm expecting world-wide condemnation of this extra-judicial assassination, especially from those paragons of high morality, the Europeans.
13. Guys...
Palestinian   (05.04.11)
People around the world recognize the rights of the Palestinians for returning to their homeland (or part of it) and ending the occupation. They don't agree with the violent means to achieve it. This is the simple answer why Yassin is different than Bin laden. One was "mainly" advocating liberation cause and the other declaring war against the world. Get it guys! But if you want to keep believing that you're the victims, then good luck with it.
14. Not similar at all
David ,   San Francisco   (05.04.11)
Usama Bin Laden is a militant jihadist who attacked the West and called for Sharia law to rule the world. He was never attacked by America and instigatted wars with the West. Yassin is a Palestinian refugee created out of Israeli terrorism and oppression. Israel has created its own mess, while Al Qaeda was driven by its own sick ideology! Israel oppresses and kills in a horrible manner, all while claiming to be a victim. Yet you Israeli's are too stupid to see this, too blind by your own media. Instead you choose to say "the world is against us." Yes, because your country is governed by morons intent on keeping your petty nation isolated. The world will be against you until you change your ways. So cut it with the "anti-semitic" crap.
Brant   (05.04.11)
The stupid double standard is no surpise. Jews are to be killed. They are not allowed to kill. All the more staggering a notion as it is largely one that is a post-Holocaust European thing'.. you know, only 5,000 Jews left in an enitre European country but everything's their fault. I would love to hear from the psychiatrists or the philosophers or the theologians ...whoever has the answer, how it is that those who participated or stood idly by while 6 million Jews were butchered, disdain, disapprove and express shock at Jewish retaliation against threats of extinction. It boggles the mind.
16. Hamas <> al queda
Nina ,   NYC   (05.04.11)
Your efforts to convince the world that there is a shred of similarity between the 2 groups has, and will continue to fall on deaf ears. There is no comparison. You are occupiers and they have every right to fight the occupation, period.
17. Best article ever
Dan Kelso   (05.04.11)
Dont forget the world also condemmed Israel for the Eichmann arrest in 1960 and the Entebee rescue in 76.
18. As someone who lost a relative in 9/11...
Jewish Warrior   (05.04.11)
I wholeheartedly agree.
19. Killers killed
Antonio ,   Spain   (05.04.11)
Sincerely, I celebrated both dies in the same way, because the world was free of two crazy killers. Yes, its true, another assasins will come after them, but their minds have disappear. Congratulatios then, Israel, and congratulations now, USA.
20. If it happened today, the kidnapping and
jason white ,   afula, israel   (05.04.11)
trying of eichmann we would be condemned by the u.n. and the eurabian union as well as the U.S.state dept. We violated his rights. Understand this, it is "kosher " to kill Jews in Israel, but not kill anyone else in the world.Consider Israel a safe kill zone for terrorists.They ought to pass a law in the u.n. stating this. Now it is an unwritten law. If osama just killed Israelis, then he would have been invited to the White House like arafat.
21. Navy not Army
P LaM ,   USA   (05.04.11)
Just a correction, the Navy Seals killed Bin Laden, and as the name would suggest, they are not part of the Army. Just an FYI.
22. Double standards
Concerned American ,   USA   (05.04.11)
Quite frankly, US getting a pass is not a double standard. It's a result of few extra things we do, such as, we try to apprehend and arrest the suspect and only use deadly force when we have to, we did not send a bomb to the terrorist's compound, we send our soldiers to avoid killing civilians, we don't call innocent children's death collateral damage, we do not set up tents in other people's land after we win wars, for example, see WW|| with Japan and Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq (twice), Afghanistan and I can go on. We also are the best at admitting our past mistakes and take decisive steps in correcting them. We are also the world's number one on aid to other countries. Certain perks, called respect comes to you when you do the right thing and dang, it's great to be the super power.
23. We have a right to resist
Abdalla   (05.04.11)
Osama attacked not resisted any occupation
24. Big difference, Yassin just killed Jews (yawn)
Sifter ,   CHICAGO   (05.04.11)
The World doesn't care about Jewish blood, so you are condemmed for killing Yassin. But, kill AMERICANS? By golly, we'll send in the SEALS and double-tap ya. Get used to it, and rely on no one if you want to survive.
25. Funny
armyman ,   Texas   (05.04.11)
Why you guys always try to compare yourself to us. We are a great nation., you are a dependent nation.
26. Really ?
Nathan Rai ,   Bangalore   (05.04.11)
Good point. Will we whisper it among ourselves or will we ask the world loudly. Paid articles if needed.
27. show the world Israel, SPEAK UP TO THE WORLDS HYPOCRISY &
JORDAN ,   IS PALESTINE   (05.04.11)
double standards for you
28. Great comparison. There is a good Latin saying
Sasha ,   This warped world   (05.04.11)
"Quod licet bovi, non licet bon jovi" (If a cow can do it, it doesn't mean bon jovi can do it) or in Russian "chto mozhno volku, to nel'zya yanyonku". Bibi must include Bin Ladin/Yassin comparison in his address to the US Congress.
29. #13 did you see how many people expressed doubts about his
Frank ,   USA   (05.04.11)
death? That is exactly what your culture is based on. You (I dont mean you personally) create a make-belief which you repeat zillion times until you present it as reality. Yet, the reality is very different from the Palestinian Arab fantasies. 1. Arabs in general and the Palestinian Arabs in particular have a sick fixation with the Jews. 2. The Palestinian Arabs are occupying the Jewish land of Israel despite owning plenty of space including the Hashemite Kingdon, Hamastan, considerable land West of the Jordan river and 20% of Israel. 3. How can one negotiate any deal with those who present their fantasies as something real? It not possible. You are very fortunate that despite all your terrorism and hatred you are dealing with tthe Jews and not your own kind.
30. Israel should be intelligent. It is in a very difficult
Rob ,   USA   (05.04.11)
neighborhood. Yet, it did not preclude the Jewish state from becoming the envy of this world. Only a strong, prosperous, advanced Israel can secure the Jewish lives. Do not rely on anyone but yourself.
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