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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Isreal Takes Down the Terrorists
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:54:08 PM »
now the analogy is apt, and really, exactly what Israel is doing.  however, since savages hide amongst their woman and children, what is the responsibility of the Israeli gov't to protect her own civilians from the Religion of Peace (TM) will inevitably come with collateral damage, since the Religion of Peace (TM) does not abide by the Geneva Conventions.  Neither can Israel, if it expects to survive.

In order for us to agree about who bears the responsibility for the bloodshed and destruction, then, we would have to determine whether Israel's approach (a) has the potential of disabling Hezbollah; (b) is narrowly tailored to that purpose; and (c) is the least harmful feasible approach.  I would say no to all three.  Thus, I do not believe that everything that is happening in Lebanon is on Hezbollah's hands; it is much more complex than that.  Israel is responsible for some of the casualties of this war.

Did you read the Pape column I posted in the other thread?
I believe that (a) Israel already has put a large dent in Hezbollah; whether they can completely destroyed is irrelevant because the question is whether the threat can be minimized to an acceptable level.  If Israel cannot destroy Hezbollah completely, then pushing them into the mountains might be just as good. (b) Israel has narrowly taylored their strikes as much as is possible when fighting an enemy which hides amongst civilians.  (c) Israel's options include much more destructive means (nuclear, or total war), thus Israel has chosen the path of least possible harm.

A) What if Hizballah comes out even stronger out of this conflict, garners even more support among the Lebanese Christians, Sunnis and Shi'tes and becomes a symbol of resistance?
What if they are pushed into the mountains for now but re-emerge after the conflict ends and the world attention moves to other conflicts such as Iraq?

B) How do militias fight if not from civilian areas, are you suggesting that they all assemble on a land with their rockets and machine guns to face Israeli military machine?
 
C) Do you really think using those options would solve Israel's problem?

The solution to this conflict and any other conflict in the middle-east is as complicated as the middle-east itself. Simplifying the conflict in black and white terms just wont cut it.

A) that is why Israel is trying to destroy them comletely.  if they reemerge, Lebanon will be sent back to 1950 again.
B) They can fight from civilian areas, but should be precluded from complaining of civilian casualties.  Sorry, cant attack Israel with impunity, no matter what you hide behind.
C) There is nothing Israel can do to solve their problem because there is nothing the other side wants besides the destruction of Israel.  It isnt land for peace, it is dead Israelis for peace.

A) Israel is trying...will is accomplish? If Hizballah is destroyed wouldn't there be some other militia to take their place? Would Iran abandon its sinister plot to secretly harm Israel?

B) Do you really think Hizballah is taking the cover of civilians to fight this way? Have you seen Lebanese cities and towns on TV - reporters call them "ghost towns" because majority of civilians have left the fighting areas. Who remains in the cities? Poor people, children, people with no means of transportation or assistance. Hizballah is fighting from civilian areas FOR its civilians, why would it use the cover of same people who support its very existence is Lebanon? Wouldn't that hurt Hizballah?

Also do you mean Lebanese blood is inferior to Israeli blood? I thought killing innocent civilians was against the international law.

C) Do you really think the other side wants "death to Israel and jews"? Does Hizballah attack jews anywhere else in the world? I think no one in this world wants to live under the rule of the gun be it Israel or Hizballah.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Dershowitz on Israel
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:07:31 PM »
Read the first few paragraphs just to confirm this was a Wall Street Journal article...it sure is.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Isreal Takes Down the Terrorists
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:03:48 PM »
now the analogy is apt, and really, exactly what Israel is doing.  however, since savages hide amongst their woman and children, what is the responsibility of the Israeli gov't to protect her own civilians from the Religion of Peace (TM) will inevitably come with collateral damage, since the Religion of Peace (TM) does not abide by the Geneva Conventions.  Neither can Israel, if it expects to survive.

In order for us to agree about who bears the responsibility for the bloodshed and destruction, then, we would have to determine whether Israel's approach (a) has the potential of disabling Hezbollah; (b) is narrowly tailored to that purpose; and (c) is the least harmful feasible approach.  I would say no to all three.  Thus, I do not believe that everything that is happening in Lebanon is on Hezbollah's hands; it is much more complex than that.  Israel is responsible for some of the casualties of this war.

Did you read the Pape column I posted in the other thread?
I believe that (a) Israel already has put a large dent in Hezbollah; whether they can completely destroyed is irrelevant because the question is whether the threat can be minimized to an acceptable level.  If Israel cannot destroy Hezbollah completely, then pushing them into the mountains might be just as good. (b) Israel has narrowly taylored their strikes as much as is possible when fighting an enemy which hides amongst civilians.  (c) Israel's options include much more destructive means (nuclear, or total war), thus Israel has chosen the path of least possible harm.

A) What if Hizballah comes out even stronger out of this conflict, garners even more support among the Lebanese Christians, Sunnis and Shi'tes and becomes a symbol of resistance?
What if they are pushed into the mountains for now but re-emerge after the conflict ends and the world attention moves to other conflicts such as Iraq?

B) How do militias fight if not from civilian areas, are you suggesting that they all assemble on a land with their rockets and machine guns to face Israeli military machine?
 
C) Do you really think using those options would solve Israel's problem?

The solution to this conflict and any other conflict in the middle-east is as complicated as the middle-east itself. Simplifying the conflict in black and white terms just wont cut it.

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Politics and Law-Related News / The Forgotten Conflict - Iraq
« on: August 07, 2006, 11:50:49 AM »
I was shocked to read this... :o It is incidents like these which fuel further hatred for Americans and American troops in Iraq. I dont understand why would any soldier act in such a way?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5253160.stm

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Acceptances at Touro ?
« on: August 05, 2006, 09:53:36 PM »
You haven't heard anything from them yet?  Wow!  Perhaps it's because they are getting ready to move to the new building?? I"m not sure.  I rec'd my schedule on Friday.  Have you called them?

Its been 4 1/2 months now and still no response from Touro. I have called them many times but they always say your application is being reviewed, a decision has not been made. When i ask if i am on a waitlist they say there is no waitlist. How much more time do they need. I cant take this anymore, just tell me is it a NO or YES. When did you apply and when did you get your acceptance?

I applied in November, but my app wasn't complete until I took the Feb lsat.  I got my acceptance on June 2nd.

What do you think about Touro? Did you visit their campus and meet the faculty?

Well, while it's very low on the rankings, I know more than 10 attorneys who graduated from there and are doing quite well.  In fact, I work with two Touro grads.  I'm a married mom who works as well, so my decision to attend Touro was more for location and convenience more than anything else.  However, the new campus is beautiful.  It's located next to Federal, State, Family and District Court houses- the clinical experience will be superb.  They're not moving into the new campus until the beginning of October, so I'll be in the old and ugly building until then.  I don't plan on working in big law and already have a job after LS (14+years as a paralegal), so my opinion is probably a bit skewed.   

Where are you from?

I am from NY (Queens). Had applied at Touro in mid March but still have not heard from them yet. I am not sure whats taking them sooo long. The deadline for seat deposits is Aug 22nd so i am keeping my fingers crossed. BTW why are you planning to go to law school. 14+ years of paralegal experience is just amazing - i am pretty sure you must be having a comfortable job with a decent career. One of my friend works as a paralegal and says he likes it while at the same time making decent amount of money.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Acceptances at Touro ?
« on: August 04, 2006, 10:49:00 AM »
You haven't heard anything from them yet?  Wow!  Perhaps it's because they are getting ready to move to the new building?? I"m not sure.  I rec'd my schedule on Friday.  Have you called them?

Its been 4 1/2 months now and still no response from Touro. I have called them many times but they always say your application is being reviewed, a decision has not been made. When i ask if i am on a waitlist they say there is no waitlist. How much more time do they need. I cant take this anymore, just tell me is it a NO or YES. When did you apply and when did you get your acceptance?

I applied in November, but my app wasn't complete until I took the Feb lsat.  I got my acceptance on June 2nd.

What do you think about Touro? Did you visit their campus and meet the faculty?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Acceptances at Touro ?
« on: August 03, 2006, 08:41:50 AM »
You haven't heard anything from them yet?  Wow!  Perhaps it's because they are getting ready to move to the new building?? I"m not sure.  I rec'd my schedule on Friday.  Have you called them?

Its been 4 1/2 months now and still no response from Touro. I have called them many times but they always say your application is being reviewed, a decision has not been made. When i ask if i am on a waitlist they say there is no waitlist. How much more time do they need. I cant take this anymore, just tell me is it a NO or YES. When did you apply and when did you get your acceptance?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where are all the suckers?
« on: August 02, 2006, 11:36:14 AM »
Agreed

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Acceptances at Touro ?
« on: August 02, 2006, 11:35:04 AM »
- bump -

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Isreal and Lebannon
« on: July 15, 2006, 08:47:00 AM »
No one person or one country for that matter can be termed an "angel". I always wonder why Israel gets all the support from a majority of people especially when it comes to Israel Vs. Arab World. No arab nation is a match against Israel. We all know that so what do we actually mean when we say " a war". Lets face it - Israel can blast the sh*t out of Syria or Iran. Thats easy and can always be done. But what about diplomacy...i guess "diplomacy" is no longer a viable option...or is it. Words Vs. Missiles lets decide.

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