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Thread #93062   Message #1791733
Posted By: Wolfgang
24-Jul-06 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: WW3, no sign of any effort to stop it
Subject: RE: BS: WW3, no sign of any effort to stop it
Three quite different but interesting articles in my opinion:

Fear and loathing in Nazareth

Mahmoud and Rabiah died when a Katyusha rocket struck the city of Nazareth in northern Israel. That they were children is part of the grim reality of war. That they were also Muslims, killed by a Hezbollah rocket, makes the episode a poignant example of the absurdity of this conflict.

Why Israel's reaction is right

The natural reaction to the current violence in the Middle East is one of horror. It's time for a cease-fire, right? Not necessarily. Pacifism would only help the radicals.


Reaping what Bush sowed

Washington's ideological hubris and practical incompetence have succeeded only in setting the region ablaze, awakening extremist and militant voices.

My opinion: Hezbollah (and its puppet masters) has wanted the war since long and at all costs to (foreseeably) mostly Muslim civilians. It only has grasped the golden opportunity. The mild reaction of several Arab states show how angry they are about Hezbollah too.

Israel's stupid overreaction shows that the not ending trickle of Hezbollah rockets and other provocations has unnerved them since long. Their predictable (and hoped for by Hezbollah) reaction is not helpful (even for Israel) in the long run. A stronger government might have stayed calm.

Re the stupid ideas of those who agree with alanabit's embarrassing typo let me quote a wise man:
The sooner we get rid of this nonsense, where what matters is supposed to be where you come from rather than where you live and work, the better.

Wolfgang