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33 Days…and finally peace

It’s been a horrific 33 days for the world (especially the Muslim community) to watch…and even though leaders could have stopped it…they simply watched on as if they had nothing to do with it, all the while their spokespersons beating around the bush with a few lame statements or while religious men brainstormed up new fatwas regarding the crisis. 

I don’t blame Israelis, Americans, or the British people in general, but all fault lies on their leaders and those that purposely turned a blind eye and only held an ear to one side of the story while blocking the other ear lest they heard the other point of view.  Although grateful that all my friends in Lebanon are still alive, I am equally distraught that thousands have been labeled as collateral damage with only a few sarcastic apologies as the only remorse from their murderers. 

Valor without expertise is suicide. Israel went on a raging tantrum over a couple of captured soldiers when they could have negotiated and instead decided to wage an all out war without preparing for it. Bush and Blair made their countries less safe by forming a cheerleading squad for Israel while overtly supplying Israel with ammo to kill more Lebanese civilians, all the while against the wishes of those that voted them into office. I believe Shrub, Blair, and Olmert have instigated more hatred for their nations from other people than any of their predecessors. This is their latest: 33 days of a war strategy that didn’t care whether targets were civilian or Hizbollah; the mental, psychological, physical challenges that it brought; over a thousand Lebanese civilians dead; hundreds of thousands of civilians with only rubble to call home; an equal number of people with a new hatred for the West; and the hundreds of thousands of children that lost a father, mother, brother, or sister whose hearts will always have that cold dark spot for those responsible for this, and the countries they lead. Allah knows just how many will seek revenge, but all I know is that no good amount of karma could make them turn the other cheek. 

Israel vowed to send Lebanon back 20 years in history. Ironically, it has done the opposite. It has united Muslims around the globe under one voice and has sent itself 20 years back in the eyes of every Muslim.

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Categories: Middle East, War
  1. Yousef
    August 20, 2006 at 1:39 PM

    Hizbollah are paying over $10,000 to the affected families. I don’t even think Israel is doing that for it’s own people. Israel sure went back 20 years in the eyes of not only Muslims but also many other people

  2. August 20, 2006 at 8:31 PM

    That it took over a month for the west to agree on a ceasefire is appalling. Even now that the ceasefire is “in efeect,” Israel has only slowed, not stopped, its strikes? If Denamrk was invaded by Turkey, it wouldn’t have taken 33 minutes to enact a ceasefire.

  3. Omar
    August 21, 2006 at 10:40 AM

    When the war started, the world demanded an immediate ceasefire with only 2 countries saying this should continue: USA and Britain. What angers me is that Israel still carries out raids and says they are ‘defensive’ since they should refrain from all ‘offensive’ moves and even so blatantly says on the news that it WILL continue such raids to stop Hizbollah from gaining arms.

    Agent, you’re damn right about about another country invading another one and the whole ordeal ending in half an hour. After all, Bush guessed they were just, Arabs.

  4. AJ
    August 21, 2006 at 8:01 PM

    Actually it must be more than 20 years and not only in the eyes of the Arabs but also many other nationals. I hope this peace lasts

  5. August 21, 2006 at 8:50 PM

    I’ve heard that in terms of infrastrcuture Lebanon was set back 20-25 years because of the loss of roads, bridges, the airport, etc., so that’s a literal view. Israel says it’s probably going to invade again, too.

  6. Susan
    August 21, 2006 at 9:43 PM

    israel did the unthinkable by trying to beat hizbollah and ruined its image around the world. your right sam israel did send itself back 20 years in the eyes of every muslim

  7. Annie
    August 22, 2006 at 11:27 AM

    Israel says it will attack again? did they really say that or are u presuming?

  8. Ali
    August 22, 2006 at 12:30 PM

    I have been told that that southern Lebanon is a mess. I even heard that there are hundreds of bombs still on the ground and not exploded yet and i heard some children get hurt after going near them. agent kgb where did you hear that news of israel saying it will attack again?

  9. August 22, 2006 at 12:42 PM

    Haaretz (Israeli paper) article from yesterday. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/752773.html.

  10. MJ
    August 23, 2006 at 6:05 AM

    agent that page is a dead link. error 404 page nt found.

  11. August 23, 2006 at 11:33 AM

    MJ, for me clicking on it doesn’t work but if I copy-paste it into my broweser’s address bar it loads the article.
    Jewkill, I’m not Jewish but what is wrong with you? Wait, never mind, I don’t want to know.

  12. (edited)
    August 23, 2006 at 11:52 AM

    (deleted)

    Try posting with some decency next time…

  13. Sam
    August 23, 2006 at 11:59 AM

    Agent KGB I fixed your link for you. You added a period to the link by mistake and that’s why the 404 error page showed.

    I sure hope that’s all bluff from Irael…this region has had enough wars for a decade.

     Here is the link:

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/752773.html

  14. Sam
    August 23, 2006 at 12:02 PM

    Ali: Yes…Israel used cluster bombs which are deemed illegal to use on civilians by the internation body. Several hundred of them lie around the southern towns not detonated. Many lie onscured by rubble…all the more increasing the chances of people getting killed.

  15. August 23, 2006 at 12:51 PM

    Sam thanks for fixing it.

  16. Sam
    August 25, 2006 at 12:08 PM

    Anytime Agent…

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