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Shall we milestone the death of former Isreali Prime Minister Ariel Sharon?

Asked by ibstubro (10905 points ) January 11th, 2014

He was considered the greatest field commander in Israel’s history, and one of the country’s greatest ever military strategists.

Former Minister of Defense, resigned after being found ‘personally responsible’ for the massacre of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila during the 1982 Lebanon War.

As Israel’s Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006, helped facilitate Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.

In a vegetative state since 2006, when he suffered a stroke while planning to run on the Kadima party and “clearing Israel out of most of the West Bank”.

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janbb's avatar

Meh. I have no need to mark the death of a militaristic war monger.

DWW25921's avatar

He was a great man who handled himself with immense restraint under constant attack. It’s sad that antisemitism seems to be a politically correct norm.

janbb's avatar

And it’s sad that any criticism of Israel or Israelis is labeled anti-semitism. And I’m a Jew.

1TubeGuru's avatar

Good riddance to bad rubbish. in the name of justice Ariel Sharon should have been convicted as a war criminal.

DWW25921's avatar

@janbb It’s a paradox, I know. Sort of like if you dislike Obama’s ideas it means you’re racist. Anyway, back to our bud Ariel, he was in a tough job and did the best he could for his people.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25696601

orlando's avatar

I too am sorry to see he was never put to trial for war crimes he committed.

Five Numbers That Suggest Ariel Sharon Was A War Criminal
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/ariel-sharon-war-crimes_b_4584178.html

SavoirFaire's avatar

No thanks. I try not to memorialize genocidal maniacs. The Israelis have become everything they were fleeing from—their leadership especially. The passing of such leaders can only be for the best.

@DWW25921 Plenty of people who disagree with Obama are not racists. It’s just that a lot of transparently racist people try to hide their bigotry behind a veil of disagreement. And some just hate him so much that they can’t help bringing him up even when it is irrelevant to the topic. They aren’t necessarily racists, but they are engaging in the red herring fallacy.

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