This is a copy and paste of a post I made on the Middle East conflict between Lebanon and Israel. I think I should post it, and I’d like to hear opinions on this horrible controversy. I hope you will pray for those involved in conflicts around the world, whatever your religion. If you want to see the full topic on my message board, you can read it
Ah, the “we hate Bush” topics. Got a love ’em. On a more serious note, yes it’s really sad. It’s a shame what those people have to go through, it must be a living hell. Family members, crazy rumors, the dead, children crying, and the state of the communities. I can’t even begin to imagine what that’s like. Not knowing if you’ll be alive the next day, where your family is, having your child die. Lebanon really screwed up here. What were they thinking? Israel’s army is one with a steel backbone, while Lebanon’s is mainly insurgents. The government’s “army” is made of rubber in comparison. I’m not trying to be offensive to anyone who might be affected on the either side, but honestly, people need to think. Why start a war when you will surely get wiped out. I’m actually agreeing with Bush on this one, glad to see his not going on his usual antics and trying to get America totally involved. Of course though, there is a good reason for that. The reason is this, Lebanon is allies with Syria, Syria produces and ships a lot of oil, along with being in a sort of invisible alliance with the other oil producing, terrorist supporting countries that seem to infest the Middle East like a parasite. You fight Lebanon, you piss off Syria, you piss off Syria, you cut your connections to some major oil producing countries, you don’t end up with as much oil. That’s why Bush doesn’t seem to be expressing his usual “let’s go fight some people” antics. That’s why the U.S. Army isn’t getting involved (at least on a major extent). I also have a problem with Israel. Yes they have the right to attack, they do. I would too, but they need to be a little more careful. The civilian death toll in Lebanon is increasing at a staggering rate. This isn’t good. Their are innocent people in Lebanon. Them dying won’t help anything.
Again, my heart goes out to all those in Israel, Lebanon, or anywhere in the world who is suffering in some way. I know it probably won’t happen, people can’t resist the temptation to fight, but still I’m praying. Praying that this world will come to its senses. Come to its senses and realize that Christian, Jew, or Muslim, white, black, or red, south, north, or east, woman or man, straight or gay, they will learn to love their neighbor. Learn that being different is something special, a gift, not a curse. What would it be like if everyone was the same? You wouldn’t like it, I can tell you that. Thank you.
Thanks for your time.
Edit: Whoops, said Syria instead of Israel. What am I thinking? Oh well, it was only wrong in that first sentence of the blog.