I,m always so appalled when people take a view of a situation in a country so far away,relying on the propaganda ridden media and never setting their
eyes on real life destruction of lives and property.
PIEMAN.. A picture could not present so perfect a point as those you posted
The Lebanese military is woefully incapable of finding the funds to hunt down Comparitively well armed and organised terrorists like Hezbollah and
What people don,t realise that Lebanon,s survival was tourism based
People were happy to go to a country where they could sample a wide range of cultures..all relatively peacefully co-existing..Now it,s all destroyed
Wheras ''greater'' Israel has enjoyed the funding and the protection of the west...Lebanon has had to endure it,s big bad neighbours through
compromise and diplomacy.
It,s like the really nice kid at school who has to hand over his dinner money to the bigger bullying kids for fear of a beating and no-one there is
ready to stick up for him.
Israel too is a beautiful place.
A drive from Tel aviv to eilat will show you a huge differing culture and landscape.
From huge Cities through backwater towns to rolling red mountains and beautiful clear seas.
But here the problem lies,
People label an entire country from the government it endures.
If you have never visited a place how can you expect to feel the natural bond that exists between it and it,s neighbors
Lebanese do not hate Israelis
Israelis do not hate Lebanese
There are anti-war campaigns happening RIGHT NOW in both countries
It,s the covert operations and the governing bodys agendas that generate that propaganda
Unfortunately Israel has a new kid in town that want to go in the history books.
I was actually at my doctor friends clinic here in Bur dubai when they anounced the death of Sheik maktoum over the tv in january
I remember it only too well because they also announced that Ariel Sharon had another stroke..You would not believe the look of sorrow on the faces of
the people there also.
Suprisingly not for the death of their sheik but for the health of a well respected Israeli
My friend explained that this meant the beginning of instability in the middle east.
My love for Israel and my friends there will not change.But my hatred for the regime is growing with every needless civillian death in Lebanon..
As one better informed member here posted elsewhere
''where is the great Israeli special force that we saw in Entebbe''
Wouldn,t they have been a better choice to root out The Hezbollah??
My only hope is that ''Greater'' Israel will still be standing if their appalling indiscriminate bombings pull Iran and Syria into the forefront
of the conflict
Then I will have to worry for another group of good friends