Originally posted by marg6043
Funny when you hear on TV that any attacks coming from Israel are just acts of self defense because they are Sovereign country .
Also Iraq was a sovereign country and so is Iran, Syria and Lebanon . . . but they have not right to defend or even fight against anybody else.
While I do not condemn Israel from taking actions against their lands I question very much the motives of such actions that have brought the
situation to this point.
I can not wait to see the role of the US and the present administration on all this affair.
Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon have all been found to have violated UN Security Council Resolutions. Iraq before it was invaded, Lebanon for not
disarming militias in its southern lands (Hezbollah), Syria for the same thing and Iran over parts of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
If it wasn't for the pacifist states and a 'laissez-faire' attitude in the UN (too many to name, but includes France and China), there would
already have been action taken to deal with these violations. But, seems some places haven't learned the lessons of the League of Nations and we soon
will fall back into the same type of mess it led us into at its destruction. Sad really.
Sticking to the topic of Bush behind this mess, the author of this thread is way off. WAY OFF. Sir, you're mind is messed up. Seek help.
There is conflict in this region today. As there was 1000 years ago. And as there probably will be 1000 years from now. Hasn't ever mattered who was
in power, and it won't matter whoever is in power in the future. There will be fighting and conflict and death and destruction.
The problem lies in the fact that radical Islamists have, in a sense, 'stolen' the religion and are using it as a front for their anti-western
ambition. And moderate Muslims have yet to really denounce, en masse, their programme and label them for what they really are, terrorist cowards
hiding behind religion that teaches peace and harmony.
As it stands today, when Christians (or Buddhists, or Jews) denounce terror attacks for what they are, the radical elements point to it as us
labelling all Muslims terrorists, making it into a religious war. They have been, for some time, uniting this front (specifically Islamist regimes,
and Muslims in general) and preparing for some major event, a war perhaps, or even a united empire in the region.
When the moderate Muslims start coming forward and pointing the finger at fellow Muslims who commit atrocities, then and only then, will the region
stabilize into a period of peace.
To me, I can't see why peace won't work in the region. The major religions in the area (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) all to my knowledge preach
tolerance to others beliefs. A big stumbling block is land, and there's no easy solution for that, but maybe declaring demilitarized zones is the way
to go, or make the areas internationally protected.
Sorry for the length of the post, I just had to get that off my chest.