Saturday, December 27, 2008

Don't start nothing, there won't be nothing

For weeks, Hamas has been sending rockets into Israel. Killing innocent people. (I don't remember any news articles about this, by the way, no sob stories of Israeli dads cradling dead children and vowing revenge on Hamas).

Last night, Isreal, after warning Gaza repeatedly, retaliated.

So the news today is all about how civilians were killed as well as Hamas people, and how fathers are cradling their dead sons and vowing death to Israel.

And I'm like, do you think the fact that your country has been sending rockets into Israel for the last few weeks might have a little something to do with what just happened?

Or, since these people are probably illiterate, do their immans just tell them that Gaza has been sitting their peacefully for several weeks and Israel made an unprovoked attack on them?

Let's face it - there will never be any peace in the Middle East. Just as with any other ethnic strife...people's hatred is just too virulent, and the joy of killing just too great, and the fact that both sides of these ethnicities apparently believe in God...a god who would allow this butchery for 4,000 years... just goes to show that religion is the great divider.

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