Monday, July 24, 2006

Just suppose...

Let's say you live in America and on the other side of the border, in Mexico is a radical terrorist faction hell bent on murdering Americans, taking back the entire Southwest, and bringing an end to freedom and democracy in North America. They believe our way of life is immoral and as such it is their responsibility to eliminate us. The Mexican government knows they exist but the terrorists are so powerful the Mexican government can do nothing to eliminate this terrorist faction. In fact, the terrorist faction has put most of the Mexican goverment in power, so to go against them would mean to lose office.

Let's say that they say they will leave us alone if we give them some land that they say they have a right to, like Texas. The world is pressuring the big bad mean US (to the point of sanctions) to cease defending itself and killing those poor innocent Mexicans and just move Americans out of their homes in cities in southern Texas and we do it, we force thousands of people to leave the homes they have known their entire lives, so we can give that area to Mexico and this terrorist group. But it doesn't stop them because a few years later they're back and their using car bombs and killing Americans again. Eventually they sneak over the border and kidnap a few of our National Guardsmen working the border. They say that if we release their radical terrorist buddies they will let our Guardsmen go.

The American government and the people get sick and damn tired of having this terrorist group making demands for land, attacking innocent Americans, and now kidnapping our soldiers from OUR side of the border.

What does America do? Does America concede and give them more land? Appease them by turning over the terrorists? Or go into northern Mexico and start kicking some ass.

If this happened in America you would want your government to protect you and your family by going in and killing the terrorists and regaining our sovereignty. You would want them to do this regardless of the numbers of innocent Mexicans who would be killed.

So then why is it Israel cannot protect its sovereignty, its people, its way of LIFE? Muslim terrorism has been going on in the world for over a thousand years. Israel is not a terrorist nation. When is the last time you ever saw a video on the internet of the IDF beheading someone? When is the last time you heard of Israelis blowing themselves up in marketplaces? When is the last time you heard Israelis threatening annihiliation to the rest of the world?

That's right, you don't.

YES I feel for the innocent people who always get caught in the middle of these terrible battles, it's so sad. But to those of you angry over the 700,000 displaced Lebanese and those women and children who have been injured and killed...



  1. I agree that Israel has the right to defend itself, but it also has a responsibility (if it wants to come out of this the better party) to make sure they are doing everything they can to not hurt the Lebanese civilians who have nothing to do with this.

    Unfortunately for them, it's a militant group that has caused this and not their government. We all have an obligation to take care of these displaced people. We can't judge all Muslims by what certain militant groups choose to do. Not all Muslims support them. We can't hold all Muslims responsible for what militant groups do.

    It's a bad situation. I fear that it's just the beginning of what's to come.

    That's just how I feel.

  2. Anonymous7/24/2006

    That's so funny. Logan gave me the same comparison this morning. I think it is the perfect example of if the shoe was on the other foot. I think Israel is doing a remarkable job limiting civilian casualties when you consider the fact that these terrorists live in and amongst the general population. It is part of their low-life tactics of survival. I think at some point the "innocent civilians" of these countries have to do something to combat the terrorists. They can't have it both ways. Are they victims or are they harboring terrorists?--ST

  3. It is true we can't hold guilty all Muslims for the actions of those who are bad but we don't hear or see enough outrage from them. And the Lebanese government has done NOTHING to disarm Hezbollah. The UN called for the disarming of Hezbollah. Did anyone ever do it? No.

    The UN is so quick to condemn the destruction of Beirut but where were they when hundreds of Israelis were being murdered on the streets of Israel. Who was making sure the Israeli citizens were not harmed when Hamas and Hezbollah were committing atrocious acts of terrorism against them?

    Hezbollah is a terrorist group, they are a legitimate POLITICAL PARTY and charitable organization in Lebanon.

    Anyone who thinks this doesn't affect me is wrong. It affects me in many ways. You know, I have a friend in Lebanon. He's Lebanese, born and raised there. He's a good guy and he's really worried for his future. Can't say I blame him. I wonder about his feelings for the Jews with all this going down.....

  4. And what about the 1 million Jews living in their shelters now? Anyone concerned for them?
    Lebanon is suffering now for not following resolution 1559 from the useless U.N. Israel left in 2006, Hezbollah operated in the open for all that time on Israel's border and then it was elected into 1/5 of the Lebanese parliament.'
    It is a sad fact that innocents will be involved when leadership is corrupt and apathetic.

  5. Have you noticed Karen that whenever a journalist reports the number of dead in Lebanon they include specifically the number of children?

    You never hear about the number of dead children in Israel who were killed by terrorist car bombs and suicide bombers.

    Karen is right on the money.

  6. Anonymous7/25/2006

    Another thing that bothers me. Have you heard any international organization from the UN to the Red Cross demand to see any of these Israeli soldiers who are being held prisoner. Where is the outrage? Where are the people demanding to see if they are be held in humanitarian conditions and are not being tortured?--ST