Yeha, I'ma gonna fire my gun in the air! Is my reaction to that. This just strikes me as induced by not really understanding the situation in Palestine. So much so that I thought I'd start a thread to see if such one sided views are common place here on CFC, not being here for a while, who knows the situation might of changed a bit? Being a fence sitter myself, I tend to think that Israel and the West is equally culpable of the problems in the ME. Especially since the legacy Sharon left and considering the woeful consideration of where the partition plan was doomed to lead. But do you think some people and I by no means, mean American are completely brainwashed into thinking its all a one sided series of affairs, perhaps they watch only Sky or Fox, Or Al Jazeera or read only the Guardian, The Independent or The Daily Mail? Just how much do you think peoples opinion of what is an extremely complicated affair is spoon fed them by their media. And how many people, and I count myself amongst them actually know the history from 1895 to 2008? And how many people genuinely are informed enough to have a really honest and open opinion? Because the more you surf the web, the more you see comments like the above that whilst not the worst I've seen - believe me, racism from both sides is not exactly unheard of - appear to be said with all the passion and honesty of someone who really believes that Palestinians will make everything up and are not really suffering to any great extent? Apologies if that isn't what was inferred, but meh it still makes an interesting thread topic. To recap: do you think your opinion is informed or is it misinformed? Do you have a balanced set of information on which to make informed opinions, in your consideration? Do you know the score? Ok I realise this is an emotive issue and since the last thread about the issue was locked, let's keep anger/racism etc in the happy box. See: FAQ, for the rules. Poll also, nationality and who you support.