Fyo'Couch wrote:crede wrote:Fyo'Couch wrote:
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but this is pretty uncontroversial. 130 countries support Palestinian statehood and representation in the UN; the USA isn't one of them.
Do you understand the difference between supporting self-determination generally and a supporting a regime recognized by the UN as a terrorist organization?
Yes. Do you understand how labeling an organization as "terrorist" may also be a convenient way to justify forced displacement of peoples? I'm for a two-state solution; the middle east conflict is not a zero sum game as it's often construed. But the "terrorist" argument doesn't really work here. Until 2008 the United States designated Nelson Mandela as a terrorist, after all.
The last part sounds like a flaw in the reasoning question (are we still talking about the LSAT?). While I'm all for conspiracy theories that show Israel to be intentionally undermining their national security, I am particularly amused by people who suggest that Hamas is not a terrorist organization. I implore you take your girlfriend on an all inclusive vacation to Al-Bustan resort in Gaza and tell me about the bevy of rights and freedoms you enjoy on your stay there.
Ha yea I guess that part does kind of resemble a flaw stimulus but it's not actually fallacious because it undercuts your suggestion that simply labeling something as "terrorist" is sufficient to make said thing terrorist. I do appreciate your appeal to emotion fallacy, though