[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: My View on Isreal/Lebanon Conflict

Monday, July 24, 2006

My View on Isreal/Lebanon Conflict

I don't profess to be an expert in Middle East relations. I rarely, if ever, blog about the topic.

Nevertheless, opening up today's Herald and reading a series of articles really frustrated me and has driven me to post briefly on the Isreal/Lebanon conflict.

We get this report from the United Nations humanitarian chief in which he condemns the Israeli bombing of civilian areas.

No statement from the chief on the killing of Isreali civilians, of course.

The report goes on to describe the feelings of Lebanese Christians who were once sympathetic to Israel now favoring Hezbollah as a result of the Israeli attacks.

This report highlights the increasing anger towards the United States in the Arab world (nothing new there, right?).

Is there any doubt about the intentions of the Islamofascists to destroy Israel?
Hezbollah's representative in Iran struck a defiant tone Monday, warning that his Islamic militant group plans to widen its attacks on Israel until "no place" is safe for Israelis.

Hossein Safiadeen also reinforced earlier threats by Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah to widen the scope of attacks, which have included unprecedented missile strikes deep into northern Israel.

"We are going to make Israel not safe for Israelis. There will be no place they are safe," Safiadeen told a conference that included the Tehran-based representative of the Palestinian group Hamas and the ambassadors from Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Authority.

This has been going on for decades, not days. Israel has a right to defend itself. War is definitely not a quick and clean affair. But when you are fighting the Islamofascists, you are fighting people who are not only hell-bent on destroying western civilization, but even those who sympathize with them.

Here's a quote from Israeli reserve officer Brig. Gen. Avigdor Kahalani who spoke at the Bet Shira Congregation in South Dade yesterday:
Israeli's attempts to destroy Hezbollah's weapons caches have been hampered by the group's tendency to store weapons among civilians, the key reason behind the number of civilian casualties, Kahalani said. But he also portrayed some Lebanese civilians as accomplices to Hezbollah, rather than as the victims of an occupying terrorist group.
This quote brought to mind something that has been known for a long time, and that is the Islamofascist terrorists' knack for putting civilians in the way of danger in order to draw sympathy from the moderate Arabs and the rest of the world. It also brought to mind the following picture which I received a long time ago and have been hesitant to post because of its strong nature, but which I feel reflects what's going on now, and what's been happening for years.

Am I biased? Yes. Do I support Israel? You bet.

If you support democracy and the superiority of Western civilization over the culture that Islamofascists want to impose on Israel and eventually the rest of the West, then you should support Israel as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the muslims are misunderstood. Why us western people think that we know what is best for them. For years Arab societies where ruled by Monarchs,Sultans and Sheikhs. Just because we have a different system does not mean that their system is wrong.

The war with Isreal and hezbollah is one of disproportion. If Hezbollah capture Isreali soldiers and killed a couple. Why should the Lebonnese people pay for that? Is Isreal so bent on getting revenge that they have no heart for innocent people? Are they willing to destroy a country just to reclaim two soldiers? Soldiers are fighting men not civilians.

I think the word terrorist is over used these days. What is a terrorist any way? I have forgotten. I think terrorist is a word we use to vilainise our enemies.

I dont know much about this Hezbollah group but I am beginning to realise that most of their targets have been millitary targets. Isreal is their enemy, we did not expect them to greet Isreal with flowers. The Isrealies continue to capture their people and put them in jails. They are guilty because Isreal says that they are. They are not tried or anything just locked up some of these prisoners are minors, kids for crying out loud.
Isreal has imprisoned members of parliament in Palestine because they did not like the members of parliament that the Palestinians voted in. These people are pretty desperate if they elected Hammas the least experienced of of all the competing bodies. But that is what the people choose, are we saying the Palestinians should be given the oppurtunity to elect their own leaders?
If Hezbollah is a terrorist group then it will only mean that many heros of the west were terrorist too. Americas ancestors that fought and drove the British out most have been terrorists. American Indians were considered to be terrorists when they fought to protect and defend their land from European invaders.
Isreal is beginning to behave like The ruthless Germans that caused many of their ancestors so much suffering. If a German soldier was killed then civilians would pay dearly. Though Isreal claims that they are not aiming at civilian targets it is the disregard for the infrasture and civilian life that bothers me. How far are you willing to go to get two soldiers whom as for all we know could be dead.

Hezbollah is now desperate luanching rockets left right and center, Isreal is going to kill them and they know it. But I refuse to disregard their lives nor call them terrorists as I do not understand their cause nor their plights.

There is just too much propaganda in western media to learn much. And too much propaganda in the eastern world to learn others wise.

2:38 AM, July 26, 2006  

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