They Will All Go To Hell.
Ten days ago I wrote Are they Nuts in the Middle East?
It was a post in which I didn't support Israel or Hezbollah or anyone else. Because I think they're all crazy.
I have Jewish friends and I have Arab friends. But that's not the reason I'm not taking sides. I'm not taking sides because I think neither side is right. Because I think neither side will win. Because I think they will go on killing each other until there is no Israeli and no Arab left to kill.
Since I wrote that blog post, U.S. Congress has come out strongly in support of Israel.
And it is no small talk. They put some billions of dollars behind that talk and give Israel the best military machine money can buy. So to fight this machine, Hezbollah hides in residential neighborhoods, where they can't be easily found and defeated.
And of course, when Israel attacks them, not just fighters die, but children.
And just to make sure this hits you in the gut, this is how that looks.
So who's fault is this? Israel wants you to believe it is Hezbollah hiding among civilians, and Hezbollah sends out this image, exploiting their dead children, to gain support for their cause.
Truth is neither side gives a sh-t about these children. Israel doesn't really want to kill them, because that gets world opinion against them, otherwise they don't care. Because if they cared they wouldn't continue to kill these children. And Hezbollah also doesn't care about killing civilians and children, since they indiscriminately shower Israel with rockets.
So here we are again, in modern times, with adults killing children.
And both sides are just as determined to continue.
But it doesn't stop there. In Arab territories, "martyrs" are celebrated and children learn early to respect their sacrifices and to look up to the "martyrs." The posters of suicide bombers only come down when western photographers show up.
And Israel is no better. In Israel the children get to sign off on the rockets that kill the Lebanese children.
All of this orchestrated by--adults. Adults killing children, teaching their own children to hate.
And our president Bush doesn't think it is time to stop the fighting. Not yet.
In an earlier post I quoted the infamous Nazi Hermann Goering. This is what he said, "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship."
Of course the people don't want war.
How could they?
Look at the images!
But that doesn't matter, does it? Because Bush saw no reason to ask Israel to stop. Or to seek peace with Hezbollah. Why?
Because both the state of Israel, and Hezbollah want war. Why else kill hundreds of people in Lebanon because two soldiers were kidnapped? Why else kidnap the soldiers?
And of course neither side can talk to the other. After all you don't talk to "terrorists" nor do you talk to a state you don't recognize.
This is the situation.
Make no mistake about the fathers, the mothers, the leaders, the presidents, who created this situation.
They can go to church every Sunday, looking pious, they can bend over in the direction of Mecca and pray to Allah, they can celebrate Sabbath, but in the end, they will all go to hell.