"Disproportionate response" is the most frequent charge levelled against the Israeli government, and it probably is disproportionate. On the other hand, how many rockets does Hamas have to launch before the Israeli response is considered proportionate? Would these same lefties be more forgiving if Israel's response was to simply launch an endless stream of low-grade rockets into Gaza? Would that be acceptable?
But the thing that really grips my shit about the lefty wibbling is the question of intent.
Normally, lefties will justify any old fucking shit on the basis that the intent of the measure was good. Yes, we pissed money away on that cause to no avail, but the idea behind it was good, so it's OK.
What do these cretins think the intent of the rocket launches into Israel are? It's to kill people. If the rockets weren't dangerous, people wouldn't pay them any fucking notice.
But now, suddenly, the intent of the rockets - killing innocent Jewish civilians - is irrelevant, because they rarely do. How the fuck does that work then?
Either intent doesn't matter, in which case lefties need to 'fess up to the results of their economic stupidity or intent does matter and lefties need to accept that Israel's response to the rockets is justifiable self-defence.
You can't have your cake and eat it.