Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Evacuation is not the right word.

Without getting into the whole Israel-Palestine debate I find this article rather enlightening. The Israeli government has decided to give up the Gaza strip for peace. The fact that they gave up the Sinai two times for peace and never got it worries me, but they have the right to fall down again.

It seems some "settlers" may resist, so what does the government do? Guess?
Public Security Minister Gideon Ezra said Tuesday that police will confiscate arms of people whom the General Security Service determines are "dangerous." Most residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yesha) have either private handguns or rifles from the army for guard duty in their communities and for reserve duty.
I like the label of "dangerous". Not because they are a danger to the people around them, but because those weapons in private hands are a danger to the governments plan to force you out of their home for some far off political reason.

The Israeli government has come to the realization that their people may not want to be forced around. What better way to deal with them then to label the people that are a problem with the title of dangerous. I feel everyone should be dangerous to government abuse and bully tactics. But that's just my belief. The gun-grabbers here in the US have slowly been labeling you and I. How many times have you heard the term "gun-nut"? Sometimes in life titles can move the populous to believe something that is not true. Labeling people as wing_nuts and moonbats seem to be a subtle way to demean people.
Ezra said police will take the weapons from certain residents before implementation of the evacuation.
For me evacuation means that you make the choice whether to stay or leave. When forced you are being herded like mindless animals. Cattle do not have weapons.

So the Israeli government has taken the first step to taking the rights of their own people away. But remember, it is always for your own good. Doesn't that make you fell safer?

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