posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 08:01 PM
After thinking of this for a little while, I believe that cooler heads should prevail in considering the policy of the Middle East.
1)Both sides should sit down and discuss this out. Hezbollah and Hamas, although considered terrorists, are fighting for a reason. Their concerns
should be heard at least when dealing with their animus against Israel. Israel, although probably through with negotiating, should reconsider their
tactics of "shock and awe". Both sides should have a neutral place, supplied by the UN to hash this dispute out.
2)The U.S. and their policy in the Middle East is badly mishandled. They should refrain from instigating warfare and instead call for a ceasefire on
both sides. They should not go "half-cocked" on beating the war drums because what they have done has already escalated tensions in that region of
3)If the bill passes, the U.S. has capitulated to the whims of the long-standing animus and anger coming from both sides. If they are supposedly
playing the "world police", they should display the wisdom at least to consider this fact when dealing with this issue. They should deal with this
issue intelligently instead of just using the brutal tactics of warfare to solve every problem.
4)The U.S., as members of the international community, should not put their foot down without dealing with the opinions of other heads of state in
this matter. They should work pro-actively with others and not ignore what other nations have to say about this matter. I say, as I've said
before, they do not represent the world. And the world, does not represent America.
5)Too much has been given to threats and the escalation of warfare. The U.S. House should have at least the vision to see how their actions might
provoke greater warfare in the future. No matter how much they see Israel as an ally, they must try the diplomatic route instead of pushing the
Israelis to fight the terrorists and destroying the lives of civilians on both sides. They should have the intelligence to know that Israel, through
their tactics, can't win the sympathy vote. Even if they do take out Hamas and Hezbollah, what is going to be put in their place? The civilians,
angered by what Israel did to their homes and lives, might be persuaded to hate the Israelis even more.
6)Maybe the ICC has to rule on this matter, knowing there was a violation of #1559. The U.S. is not the judge and jury of every tactic happening in
the world. But knowing their important position on the world stage, they should act with caution and tact when dealing with the powder keg that is
happening in the Middle East. The infractions occurred by the taking of the soldiers happened on foreign soil and should be dealt with by a world
[edit on 19-7-2006 by ceci2006]