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"You will seek me, & find me when you seek me w/ all your heart," God says. But that is not the whole story. I'm not just a searcher. I'm also a hider. You too. We have to come face-to-face w/ our tendency to hide, to get lost. ~John Ortberg, Love Beyond Reason

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Current Events that Frustrate Me

The United Nations is completely useless.
Why is everyone looking to Bush for leadership/action re: the Lebanon/Israel/Hezbollah crisis?

Don't you think perhaps we should stay out of this one????
Especially when Israel is acting so irrationally with no obvious concern for human life? They seem very unapologetic.

Uhm....Europe, maybe you could gets some balls and deal with this.
OR, shock of all shocks...
maybe Jordan & Saudia Arabia could get a spine and get involved??? Hmm?

Remind me why we are still allies with Saudia Arabia? Because most of the terrorist frmo 9/11 were Saudis. But no, we have to continue to use them for their ideal location. The world is messed up.

There is NO solution. Israel and Palestine will never agree to "share" the land. Jerusalem cannot be divided. It's never going to happen.

I just don't think bombing Lebanon is the answer....Hezbollah is in Lebanon, but mostly it is Lebanese civilians there. Hezbollah has at this point probably left the area and gone into hiding in Syria and/or Iran. Possibly even Pakistan or Saudia Arabia? I don't trust the Saudis.

Of course, did we do the same thing when we tried to remove the Taliban from Afghanistan?

Another wrench in the problem... 2-3 years ago, Israel was occupying part of Lebanon. And now they are bombing the place?

Lebanon is too heavily influenced by Syria. Syria was only just a few months ago told/warned/threatened to leave Lebanon. Clearly, Lebanon does not have a strong government.

The UN needs to get there act together and bring peace keepers there. Also, they have a lot of unfinished business re: Iran & North Korea. It seems the UN's process is so slow... or is the Europeans that want to take a "wait and see" approach.

Israel does depend on the US for support, especially with the rise of anti-Semitism in the European countries.

I'm just not sure that the Israeli response was appropriate to what Hezbollah did. And what Hezbollah did was CLEARLY WRONG.

I think all we can do is pray, and if we have strong opinions we should contact our govt. reps (senators/White House).

Bush needs to STAY OUT of this mess. We are NOT the "parents" of this fighting world. We can only do so much.

Other countries complain when we DO get involved, but when we sit back a little, as in now... we have the world (at least in the Middle-East Countries) asking us to be involved.

Can Egypt, Jordan, & Saudi Arabia use their influence on Iran, Syria, & Lebanon?

4 Comments:

  • At 9:55 PM, August 01, 2006, Anonymous Seeker said…

    Don't know the solution. Don't think that Israel is acting anymore "irrationally" than Hezbollah. Both sides bomb each other. Both sides have lost innocent people. I don't know how deeply the US should get involved, but I do know that Israel is the United States only true allie in the Middle East. Israel has long had to defend itself, With Or Without help from the United States. I just wish for peace in the Middle East. That's all I know for sure.

     
  • At 11:54 PM, August 01, 2006, Blogger Literacygirl said…

    You're right there is NO solution. Israel and Palestine will never agree to "share" the land. Jerusalem cannot be divided. It's never going to happen.

    I just don't think bombing Lebanon is the answer....Hezbollah is in Lebanon, but mostly it is Lebanese civilians there.

    Of course, did we do the same thing when we tried to remove the Taliban from Afghanistan?

    Another wrench in the problem... 2-3 years ago, Israel was occupying part of Lebanon. And now they are bombing the place?

    Lebanon is too heavily influenced by Syria. Syria was only just a few months ago told/warned/threatened to leave Lebanon. Clearly, Lebanon does not have a strong government.

    The UN needs to get there act together and bring peace keepers there. Also, they have a lot of unfinished business re: Iran & North Korea. It seems the UN's process is so slow... or is the Europeans that want to take a "wait and see" approach.

    Israel does depend on the US for support, especially with the rise of anti-Semitism in the European countries.

    I'm just not sure that the Israeli response was appropriate to what Hezbollah did. And what Hezbollah did was CLEARLY WRONG.

    I think all we can do is pray, and if we have strong opinions we should contact our govt. reps (senators/White House).

    Bush needs to STAY OUT of this mess. We are NOT the "parents" of this fighting world. We can only do so much.

    Other countries complain when we DO get involved, but when we sit back a little, as in now... we have the world (at least in the Middle-East Countries) asking us to be involved.

    Can Egypt, Jordan, & Saudi Arabia use their influence on Iran, Syria, & Lebanon?

     
  • At 12:32 AM, August 02, 2006, Blogger nyukers said…

    I'm just commenting that I did read this entry.
    I don't have anything thought provoking to say--but did want to let you know I popped by!

     
  • At 8:30 PM, August 03, 2006, Blogger Catherine said…

    Did you really write this? I have NEVER in my LIFE heard you talk about politics/current events -- I had no idea you were even remotely interested! I'm serious!

     

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