Originally Posted by RedEagle
Much like a pungent odor you persist on following faulty logic.
Following your argument the US should give the state of New Mexico back to Mexico under your dumbass conclusions. Afterall, it's population is under 1% of the total, it's expensive to maintain, the border alone with Mexico is costing Billions to patrol, and we can always put those resources to good use in Iraq, which would make a better state.
No state in its right mind would give up something like land if it wasn't under direct pressure to do so.
Conclusion. You're a dimwit. Something I've always known.
I won't even dignify the inherently moronic thesis of attempting to compare the U.S giving back New Mexico, with Israel giving back Gaza, with a response. Honestly, you have outdone yourself this time, in terms of sheer stupidity.
Israel used to occupy 20% of Gaza, which is itself a small stripe of land where a measly 9,000 Israeli lived in huge, expensive settlements with opulent lifestyles, engulfed by 1.5 million Palestinians living in poverty, who routinely tried to blow the settlers up to kingdom come. Israel spent a fortune subsidizing them and protecting them, knowing full well that the rest of the international community recognized those settlements as occupied land, and which Israel didn't have any sovereignty over. For once Redderick, look past your pathetic ability to reason due to your rose-tinted glasses, and try to look at the facts on the ground rationally.
Sharon knows Gaza is a dead end for Israel and which is extremely expensive to mantain settlements there due to their isolation from the rest of Israel, and by unliterally pulling-out of it, that makes him look like he's someone who is pushing for peace, and with the political points garnered from that he can now stipulate for any further and permanent peace deal, Israel should be compensated by receiving a large slice of the West Bank pie.
It's diabolical. First take something which didn't belong to you in the first place, then give some of it back. Then say that because you gave some back, you shold have right to some of the rest of it.
But why i am trying to reason and discussion matters logically with you, Red? A fool's errand.