The UN has ordered an immediate cease fire in Gaza, along with removal of all Isreali forces. The US hasn’t joined the UN’s call to action.
If you’re like me, you have trouble keeping all of the issues and back and forth in the region straight. My earlier post on this explained why I think anyone’s crazy to live there. My last expressed why I loathe evangelists who promote whatever Israel does, in an effort to speed Armageddon.
I also alluded to how wrong I think we are to continue to support Israel as they conduct bombing missions on schools, etc, which have taken a huge toll. We know there is always retaliation. Suicide bombers will come forth. Victims will be indiscriminate, as has been many of the casualties of Israel’s recent bombings.
Anyone stateside who questions America’s Israeli-Palestinian policy is labeled a traitor or worse. True “patriots” ask, “How can any red-blooded American support the Palestinians? Damn Muslims, what about 9-11? Well, you tell me. If you blame all Muslims for 9-11, please stop. We’ve already seen where that leads.
Our decades-long support of Israel, who fought its neighbors since long before 1948, stoked the fires of hatred that trained and supported the fundamentalists who attacked us on 9-11. Islam is the only thing we know for certain our attackers had in common with Muslims who live in this region. Most 9-11 attackers were Saudis.
Even knuckleheads wouldn’t bomb Gaza just to kill Muslims. You see, there are Christians in Gaza, even other Israelis…and mixed families. The bombs blow the crap out of anything they hit. They don’t discriminate. Innocents die…lately, in large numbers: men, ,women, kids, babies. Israel says they are justified because the terrorists hide among innocents. That may well be true. So how many dead school kids justify also hitting a bona-fide target? Is it 5?, 10? ,100? Where’s the cutoff?
When neighbors disapprove and the UN says “Get Out,” it’s time for a cease fire that Israel and Palestine (including Hamas) observes. Like I said, it’s Hell on earth over there. And we aren’t helping matters any.
Israel became a nation state in 1948. I was born in 1952. If you look at the time line in the background document I included in my first related article, you’ll see that this has been going on ever since I can remember. Try to imagine that as a resident, regardless of who you pray to. It’s beyond my comprehension. The human cost is overwhelming. Generations of missing family members, missing members period (as in appendages) , all the dead, the disfigured and the crippled children. Do a Google image search for “Gaza”. Look at all of the scarred buildings, the barricades, the security. Some “Holy” Land.
But isn’t it lovely from the beach?