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Aspirations, Gaza Death Tunnels, Schools of Hope

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Aspirations, Gaza Death Tunnels, Schools of Hope
By Edward Hudgins

Geopolitical decisions often reflect the aspirations of peoples. The Hamas rulers of Gaza made no secret of their aspirations when they built a secret tunnel from their territory into Israel: to kidnap and kill Jews. But a focus on the physical tunnel itself lends a telling perspective on the self-made hell of these moral monsters.

Death tunnel or schools?

The latest of many tunnels discovered by the Israeli Defense Forces was said to measure a mile and a quarter long, wide enough to bring people easily through it. It was made of concrete, and supplied with electricity and ventilation. And it was to come out near a kibbutz, allowing easy access for the infiltrating murderers to potential victims.

My back-of-the-envelope calculation finds that a tunnel of this length, with 8-foot-high and wide walls, dug 100 feet deep, would require about 250,000 square feet of concrete. But what else could that material have been used to build?

An elementary close to where I live is a two-story structure that is about 190 feet square. Such a space could fit 18 decent-sized classrooms, a few administrative offices, and a large rec-room/cafeteria, all with concrete interior walls. Such a school could educate around 1,000 kids at a time.

I calculate that such a school would require about 125,000 square feet of concrete. In other words, the 250,000 square feet in the Hamas death tunnel could have built two elementary schools to educate 2,000 children at a time.
 

Condemning their own children

The Gazans chose their Hamas rulers who... (Continue reading here.)

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Israel let Arafat back in and abandoned Gaza to he and his minions. Hence, the devolvement to the present situation. It may have happened anyway, but not as fast.

The Palestinians dig tunnels and the Jews find them. Everybody has their job to do. Let them to each other. Nothing the US can do about it. The US gets to confront the rest of the world, mostly in the wrong ways.

Are the Mexicans going to build tunnels? Oh, wait, more tunnels? Think of all the classrooms they could build instead.

--Brant

build a wall

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5 hours ago, Brant Gaede said:

Israel let Arafat back in and abandoned Gaza to he and his minions. Hence, the devolvement to the present situation. It may have happened anyway, but not as fast.

The Palestinians dig tunnels and the Jews find them. Everybody has their job to do. Let them to each other. Nothing the US can do about it. The US gets to confront the rest of the world, mostly in the wrong ways.

Are the Mexicans going to build tunnels? Oh, wait, more tunnels? Think of all the classrooms they could build instead.

--Brant

build a wall

Israelis find the tunnels.  Most of the Jews in the world are NOT in Israel.  And some of the tunnel hunters are Druse or Arabic speaking.

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1 hour ago, Brant Gaede said:

Okay--let the Israelis find the tunnels.

They do.  They do.

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