Tamarama's past comments

  • -2

    Tamarama

    Yabits is absolutely right.

    I think what people who focus all of their attention on Hamas fail to see or realise, is that Hamas are a symptom of the situation in Gaza and The West Bank. The oppression and complete mistreatment of Palestinians for a long time now has given rise to desperation and a willingness to try ANYTHING, providing it offers the chance of improvement from a miserable and desperate situation.

    It's very convenient to taint the Palestinians as people who trend towards terrorism and violence because that makes the Western World read the media reports of mass killings of civilians in Gaza with a little less discomfort. You see it here on JT - people who have more than likely never met a Palestinian, or been to Israel just casually comment that they should be 'wiped out', or conveniently equate Hamas as all Palestinian people, so as to justify their position.

    If you treat people like dogs for long enough, they will do just about anything to get out of that situation - and will consider actions they WOULDN'T OTHERWISE under normal living conditions. It's under such conditions that extreme groups like Hamas can exist.

    Israel has been allowed to get away with this for too long. The world turns a blind eye to what it does, and that's both Internationally irresponsible and continues to perpetuate the cycle of violence.

    And for the record, I absolutely recognise the State of Israel's right to exist, and my position has nothing to do with any kind of dislike for Jews whatsoever.

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Mike O'Brien

    Your focus on Hamas is blinding you from the bigger picture.

    Palestinian people don't equal Hamas, and the current conflict is just a symptom of a much broader set of issues that combine to stoke the fires of discontent in Gaza and The West Bank. Hamas' influence is waning in Gaza, and even at it's height, only about 30% of the population actually voted for them in elections (2006).

    Some reading for you:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28252155

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Why does the US financially support Israel with eight million a day and give Palestine millions a year? I guess the US actually support this behavior and are enabling this to continue.

    Not only financially, but politically the US protects Israel from facing sanction via the UN. It vetoes almost all resolutions against Israel, and is, at times, the only country to vote with Israel. Yes, the US is complicit in this. Absolutely.

    Everyone knows that this is what happens when Hamas starts firing rockets.

    Is Hamas firing rockets the reason for this conflict? Do the Israeli settlements on Palestinian land have anything to do with it? Or the Iron Curtin blockade on Gaza and Palestine? Or the laws that discriminate specifically against non-Jews only in Israel? Or the refusal to negotiate meaningfully on a Palestinian State?

    Or just the home made rockets?

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

  • 6

    Tamarama

    Wow. That's truly horrific.

    Sociopath for sure.

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  • 5

    Tamarama

    Excellent shooting. They hit the ocean yet again.

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  • -1

    Tamarama

    illrantit

    I do not know you and you do not know what is going on in Israel, too bad if you claim youve been there before-from reading other comments youve made youve claimed to have been a lot of places.

    I have. And you should try it - you might be surprised and shocked by what you discover. Which makes your assertion that I am a victim of being manipulated by Murdoch media seem pretty ironic, because you seem to be forming rather strong views of this conflict based on....media reports and second hand information only.

    And you still have no idea when you cant even talk about the word Palestine.

    Palestine?! Here's your original quote:

    Where did the word Palestinian come from?

    So did you want to discuss Palestinians, or Palestine? I can't tell.

    As for the rest, it's honestly a fairly predictable diatribe of regurgitated 'information' that constitutes the conservative pro-Zionist position. I suggest you do some deeper reading about the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

    Afraid I'm mostly with HaraldBloodaxe on this one.

    Oh yeah, one last thing.

    and as for Tamarama, I kinda thought the english would be something to set your flags off.

    Sentences always start with a capital letter, and generally not with a conjunction, like 'and'.

    Posted in: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850

  • 2

    Tamarama

    The casualties, not just in those locations but throughout Gaza, are overwhelmingly of the most likely sex and age group of combatants, not innocent women and children.

    Wow. So just by being a specific age and gender, your death is justifiable on a 'most likely' basis. That's an appalling sense of warped logic in justifying actions of war. A very casual and non-discriminatory approach to killing.

    Which will only make things worse. Not better.

    Posted in: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850

  • 5

    Tamarama

    illsayit

    murdock? Oh, you mean Murdoch. With a capital letter.

    he is disagreeable to you when the story suits you but when his story aligns with yours your ready to sit and preach it?

    What are you talking about?

    Where did the word Palestinian come from?

    For the sake of this article, to which we are referring here, I think the definition of a 'Palestinian' is quite clear.

    If people like you would take the time to understand the differences in the religions rather than just sweeping it together because it is too difficult, youd probably start talking some sense.

    Firstly, you don't know anything about me, so you are silly to assume. I know quite a lot about Religion and have at times, been very interested in it. I've also been to Israel to take a look first hand and try to make my mind up for myself. Have you?

    Your so quick to point the finger at Israel-id say that is definitely too much murdock media-jumping sides are you-and not even state the obvious that the situation is really difficult,

    'Your' is a second person possessive adjective - the word you are looking for is 'you're' - a contraction. Here you go: http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/blog/english-mistakes/your-vs-youre/

    I didn't say the situation wasn't difficult at all - but I am firmly condemning Israel for the way they treat the Palestinian people, and I absolutely stand by that.

    Do you think they are justified in killing Palestinian civilians so wantonly? If so, why?

    Posted in: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850

  • 8

    Tamarama

    Israel must realise somewhere in the deepest, darkest recesses of their consciousness that this ultimately isn't going to make anything better for them, and isn't the right way to go about resolving the issues with their neighbours, and ultimately establishing peace in the region. This, and of course the land grab settlements and effective Apartheid State they have turned The Gaza Strip and The West Bank into. And lets be honest, when they get the opportunity to kill Palestinians, they absolutely embrace it with both hands. 850 mostly civilians? Thats a war crime in my book.

    This conflict really shines a harsh light on the foibles and divisive nature of religion - one of the root causes of so much death, so much suffering, so much hate. Because, genetically and historically, the Jews and the Palestinians/Arabs are exactly the same people.

    http://epiphenom.fieldofscience.com/2009/01/shared-genetic-heritage-of-jews-and.html

    It's a nonsense.

    Posted in: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850

  • 6

    Tamarama

    I hope they didn't need too long to think about it.

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  • -2

    Tamarama

    Time to fire up those nuclear reactors people and cool the populace!

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  • 6

    Tamarama

    That is such a shocking story. I remember reading about it at the time and being really angry, and it's shocking to see how determined and calculated he was in executing his intention.

    Terrible crime.

    Posted in: Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend after stalking her

  • 6

    Tamarama

    Russia have just voted in favour of a UN Resolution to allow full and unfettered access to the crash site, so they are clearly trying to play both sides whilst they get rid of as much evidence indicting them as they can.

    Where there is smoke, there is clearly fire in this case.

    Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

  • 18

    Tamarama

    Good on them, it's nice to see.

    Israel have just hit a hospital in Gaza and killed people in their beds. Class act.

    Posted in: Silent protest held in Tokyo against Gaza bloodshed

  • 4

    Tamarama

    Wow.

    the thing I find hard to understand here is that her Mum was clearly on the ball and had the wherewithal to notice the car, write down it's number plate and notify the police - she has done the right thing. It's wrong to assume, but you would also think she might have followed that with a conversation with her daughter about talking to strangers and especially getting into cars with them, and yet the guy managed to abduct her anyway.

    Perhaps the little girl just froze, who knows.

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  • 0

    Tamarama

    As much as Hamas is responsible for this acts... Israel is too.

    Daniel, this is absolutely correct, but is a view many either can't, or don't want to see.

    I can assure you that on visiting Israel, this will be absolutely confirmed for you. It's also somewhat of an awful moment when you realise first hand that the dominant narrative fed to you through the Western Media is actually covering and filtering the terrible truth of how Israel treats the Palestinians.

    Posted in: 20 killed as Israeli troops advance into Gaza

  • 11

    Tamarama

    Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said Israel “will pay dearly” for the assault.

    According to the BBC, around 230 Palestinians have been killed in the current round of fighting. Israel's death count stands at the grand total of 1.

    So, sadly, I doubt Mr Barhoum's bold statement has much merit.

    Posted in: 20 killed as Israeli troops advance into Gaza

  • 2

    Tamarama

    3 years to up it by 3% doesn't seem unreasonable to me for Nissan, but then....I know nothing about their situation.

    Agree with semperfi.

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  • 4

    Tamarama

    Horror.

    The most plausible scenario points to Russia, and the international community are going to be outraged over this.

    Completely unfathomable.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Not bad, though I think the one in the black jacket probably needs a little more work.

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