this "Finn's" thing you got going on is a bit hilarious.
there are (and were) multiple nationalities there.
now our boys are building roads there. among the bomb disposal
and other things.
and the Israelis have pritty much admitted (after the last clash)
that their former approach has been a "bit" wrong.
what comes to the blocking tanks with APC's.. well thats the
only thing that they could do in that situation. and it was
common thing not only to our peace keepers but for
example Irish as well. its just that footage which
happens to be on the internet.
nobodys bashing the Israelis here. they did what they tought
was right but in the long run bulldozing peoples homes to the
ground just creates what? a buffer zone? yes.. and
how many angry people more supporting the extrimists?
thats the nastyness of the puzzle.
and to clarify my standing in this issue, i really do think
that IDF was very agressive torwards the multinational
forces. that has since chanced a bit. which is good.
The Finns have a what, 500 year history of the same damn thing?
one could say that we have had more than that. since we have always
been between the two major cultures which kinda have used us
as pawns for centuries. namely the germanic and the slavic peoples.
once there were finnic tribes all over northern europe.
not any more. (damn them and their agriculture. huntergatherers rule!
then again. you got the "Chosen people." go fetch a bible (or perhaps some more scientific source) and read about it.
thats what this all middle-east thing is about basicly.
wars wars wars.
not that we would want to be in the way of the Israelis if their doctorine
is just. but sometimes the aftermath is just so large humanitarian
chrisis that the region couldn't bare the weight.
its a knot. and people don't seem to get it open.
somebody is poking it with scissors all the time.
this tread is interesting in a sense of media chritisism.
people see it from one point or another. but the
context is lost in the wind so easilly.
tells much about how people react to this sort of footage.
they dont even bother to find out the specs. see the whole picture
when they are used to watch and hear something that is chewd up
for them beforehand. this also makes it easier to lead people
in certain conclusions. that video is obviosly recorded by
Finnish peace keeper in the 90's. still the
people who see the video "from the other side" which they
have been prepared, see it as an outrage. and imidietly
think that "they finns they are the evil ones".
this of course pisses my country men off because we have footage
of Israelis bombing UN positions (probably zeroing their guns)
from the 90's. documented happenings from the arab area..
(israeli settlers peeing in their water supplies and stuff)
Americans are naturally spared from this kind of media
because its hurtfull for the cause.
but thats the nastyness of the whole conflict. the culture clash.
the goverments can say what they want. the people still do what they do.
even in the ranks of their countries military.
[edit on 27-3-2007 by Lempo]