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War Again

Like many, I feel sad about what’s been happening in Gaza over the past few days.

This sadness turns to anguish when I read the one-sided coverage in the American media, which never wavers from Israel’s “right to defend itself” and blames Hamas even for civilian casualties.

For the issues and arguments, I’ll defer to Palestinian leader Mustafa Barghouthi, who knows what he’s talking about.

It seems like the war will continue for many more days and weeks. I wish Israel a similar outcome to their 2006 adventure in Lebanon.

Comments

Comment from Hisham
Time: December 30, 2008, 08:54

Let me share you sadness and scepticism my friend. Thank you for the Barghouti link.

Comment from Reda
Time: December 30, 2008, 22:24

You shouldn’t be talking about a war. It’s more an aggression than a war :)
Bonne année pareil !

Comment from Razan
Time: January 1, 2009, 17:15

I missed you.

Comment from eatbees
Time: January 1, 2009, 18:32

I’ve been here Razan, just not very often ;)

A shout-out to Hisham and Reda too.

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope it’s happier than the last one.

Comment from leblase
Time: January 2, 2009, 13:59

Aside from Gaza’s differences with Lebanon and what seems to be an unavoidable outcome (read unautre.net), what strikes me this time is the obvious alignment of Egypt, Saoudi Arabia and Jordan, -to name the main ones-, with Israel.
Tzipi Livni had no trouble claiming “moderate Arab nations” to understand Israel’s action…
How more confident could she be?

Comment from MysticSaint
Time: January 4, 2009, 04:44

may all oppressed perish from the face of the earth.

Comment from eatbees
Time: January 4, 2009, 08:11

leblase, I think it was obvious even in 2006 that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were supporting Israel against Hezbollah! Partly because they feared a Shia expansion armed and morally supported by Iran.

Comment from eatbees
Time: January 4, 2009, 08:15

MysticSaint, I hope you mean oppressors and not oppressed!

Jesus is quoted in the Christian scriptures this way, “Blessed are the meek (halim) for they will inherit the earth…. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”

If that’s what you mean, I hear you. I’m only waiting for it to come true!

Comment from Someone
Time: January 8, 2009, 18:24

I’m just stopping here to supporte our brothers in GAZA, I’m sure Allah would never forget them the vectory is coming soon Incha aalah and Israelian’s machine will fail like what happened in Lebnone.

Comment from Agnes
Time: January 15, 2009, 08:45

For me the war is the most awful thing in our world, because just simple people suffer from it, especially I am very sorry for the children, who lost their parents and see all these horrors of the war.

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