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Anyone else bothered by the current little war??

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1. Posted by J-wal (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

I am a little bothered by the current goings on In the Gaza Strip, lebanon, and possibly Iran. Anybody have anything they want to say?? I don't want to forget about the innocent civilians that have been killed, but from a bigger picture I don't want a huge war to break out. You know if 3 nations attack Israel that "w" might have us up in there too.

2. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

The only thing I keep saying over and over again is that that whole part of the world, the middle east, needs to get their Shit together and join the rest of the freakin world! Im American and I know that we as a country have had our own little civil wars, but that part of the world has been at war since the beginning of recorded time, you would think that some sort of peace would have eventually evolved but NO, they just keep on killing and killing. I just dont get it! I may not have much room to talk since I have never been to that part of the world but I mean, really, how much longer is this crap going to go on?!!! Im tired of all the news coverage floating into my happy little buble in this world and makin me think about it.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Quoting J-wal

I am a little bothered by the current goings on In the Gaza Strip, lebanon, and possibly Iran. Anybody have anything they want to say?? I don't want to forget about the innocent civilians that have been killed, but from a bigger picture I don't want a huge war to break out. You know if 3 nations attack Israel that "w" might have us up in there too.

Jason,
I don't think anybody is rooting for a larger war and I think all Tpers are concerned about civilian deaths, Israeli & Muslim. If you do some reading on previous wars in the Middle East, the 1948 War of Independence, Six Day War, Yom Kippur War, you will see that America will rearm & resupply Israel.

They do not want or need our troops. Israel is capable of defending themselves.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Quoting s_hoot

The only thing I keep saying over and over again is that that whole part of the world, the middle east, needs to get their Shit together and join the rest of the freakin world! Im American and I know that we as a country have had our own little civil wars, but that part of the world has been at war since the beginning of recorded time, you would think that some sort of peace would have eventually evolved but NO, they just keep on killing and killing. I just dont get it! I may not have much room to talk since I have never been to that part of the world but I mean, really, how much longer is this crap going to go on?!!! Im tired of all the news coverage floating into my happy little buble in this world and makin me think about it.

Stephen,
I see that reading is one of your interests. Start with 'The Source' by Michener, the Crusades, on up to the partition of Palestine after WWII. Then you may understand why Jews and the Muslims are not going to be getting along anytime soon. This is a very tough neighborhood and both sides are fighting for their survival.

The best way to stay in your 'happy little bubble' is to stop watching the news and tune in 'America has Talent'.

5. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Just wanted to say that i think about all the people have met while in israel, the people I worked with in Jordan and over all the people I went to university with who where from beirut.

This conflict is just impossible to resolve. Noone is right, noone is wrong. There is not much we can do but still we cant stay in our bubble because we are all concerned with what have happened, what´s happening and what will happen. This area of the world is where all the main religion have started, it´s why even if you dont want you are concerned. People are fighting and dying for our faith.

6. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

america has the attention span of a cheese sandwich. that whole thinking about war thing got boring, so we moved on to prada bags and baseball.

totally oblivious.
we need to get out asses kicked

we dont know what the fuck were doing, is really the exact truth. our VP shot his friend in the face with a shotgun, what kind of ruling capacity do you think we have?

2 pennies
Evan

7. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting flo jo

........ People are fighting and dying for our faith.

Fighting and dying in the name of our faiths or religions or beliefs or whatever we choose to call it....is a bizarre phenomenon isn't it?

Many 'spiritual' leaders preach that their religion, faith, or whatever name they put on it, is based on kindness, gentleness, tolerance, love and respect for others as well as oneself. It may have started out that way (in the beginning), but obviously the root systems have changed. Unfortunately it (whatever 'it' is), was, and always will be about power. The more folks in the congregation, the more power the movement has and sadly many congregations are 'managed' by individuals lusting for power.

The 'religious' wars will never end.

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Its such a pity things have kicked off there again - l though Beruit was starting to get tourist back, and l have always wanted to visit Israel but at this point and time its just not safe. My other half was almost sent to Israel with his work (next week) but someone else was choosen instead of him (he got Hawaii instead!) I just hope and pray things get sorted out soon (peacefully) before more people are murdered.

9. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

This war is not as little and will not just stop
at israel vs. hezbollah. This will spread to Syria and Iran
and the US will get involved if it isn't resolved asap.

Yesterday 7 canadians died plus how ever many injured. And even though that is not a fraction of the Lebanese, Israelies, and other nationalities that will unfortunatly perish.

10. Posted by sarahp (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Quoting s_hoot

The only thing I keep saying over and over again is that that whole part of the world, the middle east, needs to get their Shit together and join the rest of the freakin world! Im American and I know that we as a country have had our own little civil wars, but that part of the world has been at war since the beginning of recorded time, you would think that some sort of peace would have eventually evolved but NO, they just keep on killing and killing. I just dont get it! I may not have much room to talk since I have never been to that part of the world but I mean, really, how much longer is this crap going to go on?!!! Im tired of all the news coverage floating into my happy little buble in this world and makin me think about it.

Im not being bitchy but your comment is a little uinformed given the proportion of weapons sold and produced by America used in this war and the game the U.S government has continually played to fuel it. I mean in the past they have given funding and weapons to both sides.