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Emma B BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid (1868* d) RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid 30 Jul 10


'A "loaded question", like a loaded gun, is a dangerous thing. A loaded question is a question with a false or questionable presupposition, and it is "loaded" with that presumption.

Since a question is not an argument, simply asking a loaded question is not (in itself) a fallacious argument although fallacious arguments are often structured using rhetorical patterns that obscure the logical argument,'

Rather, loaded questions such as you continually pose Keith are typically used to trick someone into implying something they did not intend and I am inclined to agree with Jim that attempts at debate against such tactics are futile

You ask
"What words describe someone who just swallows anything Hamas claims?"

The thing is Keith - it's not 'Hamas claims' that are being discussed here but evidence from various sources including human rights groups, witnesses to UN commissions, and IDF soldiers themselves.

The only appropriate response to such a question - containing as it does the implication that the people disagreeing with you are merely acting as mouthpieces for Hamas - is not to answer it directly, but to either refuse to answer or to reject the question..

But the 'game' demands that any refusal to answer these loaded questions is some kind of admission that you have 'won'

"Wanting to see past the propaganda and lies of both sides is not absence of feeling"
"You all close your (minds) and just heed the propaganda of one side"

Keith I will once more point out to you that much of what has been posted here has come not from 'one side' as you fallaciously put it but from the UN and a number of human rights organizations from both inside and outside Israel

The use of air fired WP shells bombarding Gaza City, for example, has not only been recorded on film, observed in the horrific burns and deaths of civilian victims, confirmed by some IDF soldiers themselves and even admitted (finally) in the Israeli press

But you continue to regurgitate the Hasbara line which has now apparently taken an interesting twist by claiming, as the American abused this weapon in Fallujah, they have no right to criticize Israel for its use in densely populated areas in Gaza


"Hamas chose to make civillian areas their battlefield for the shielding effect and the propaganda value of civillian casualties."

This is an example of your claim to be the only person 'Wanting to see past the propaganda'?

The Gaza citizens, whether they support Hamas or not - and enough people did to democratically vote them into power while 56% of the population are children and unable to vote - live alongside members of the Hamas government in much the same way that people in other countries are neighbours of their local elected representatives.....

Yeah! .futile.


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