reply to post by seagull
If the reaction is so wrong, what's the solution?
Thanks from giving this question. Position like that, to decide about future of most difficult position, I feel its overwhelming in its challenge, but
I take that. I give my best now!
Like you all maybe know, even that Finland is a small country, we have done big things in Lebanon, in peacekeeping all over the world, and we havent
hide that responsibility, to set our self in middle of most problematic stands. Couple of my friend served there, in Lebanon, one of them was in first
peacekeeping unit ever, and I have heard from situation on the ground like from "first hand". Of course I have to base many of my opinions to their
words, and their answers to my questions. My self, I have been a soldier and trainer for many years in military police, and in urban fight, and now I
am placed to Police Militia unit.
In war there is always three sides, those two who fight the war, and those, who "suffer" from war. Putting end to this triangle, we need also fourth
side to make many crucial decisions. Many times when we are building an everlasting peace, witch should be our goal in this too, even 4 elements is
not enough. We need also, not only those who are in straight involvement, but also those who have will to support in that development: Diplomacy.
First, and most important thing is to get to position between those who are fighting in that area. In this case its IDF and Palestinian Militias. And
get your presence there well known for wars mentioned third part, to civilians and those who has not will to be in either sides: to business mans,
doctors, traders, officials... Give them a helping hand.
In case of Israel, what we have to accept, is that many of the problems are made by religious views, and that we can not underestimate. So most
important question is, who we will put there to middle of them? If we put there Americans, situation goes only worst, because of lack of trust to that
nation in general. If we put there Europeans, no matter how effective knowledge they got, they still are Christians, and lack of un trust has been
earned in past, and its finally destroyed in both sides propaganda. We need another players.
We can not put there Arabs, because Israel would over run them in days, and we can not put there anyone from neighbor states, because of interest in
geopolitical and motional reasons. We need to put there Asians, Buddist peoples from developed areas like Japan, Korea, Thailand, even China is better
than anyone who is playing there right now.
They have no problem in being equal to one side, and to another. Buddist people has also totally different values, and lessons to learn, and there is
great possibility, that in ground level we could build, whats always most important in crises, personal level contacts between forces, and earn
So, I would ask from Asian Union to react in this new joined task, and its first goal I would give them that important street-level duty to continue
what IDF has done so far. Quard the human rights, and learn IDF responsibility in doing its duty, to keep militia out from Israeli side. This would
not happen over night, but step by step. IDF has many great lessons to learn for these new authoritys, how their enemy acts, and they all should
listen carefully. But in months, posts, checkpoints would be replaced by new peace keeping force, Asians.
Every step in progress is important to inform to public. What most important, that nothing, I repeat nothing, is changed: All criminal or hostile
activity in both sides will trigger counter measures without any mercy. But the trick in here is in signs of development. Bottom line is that
everything is better, than what is now over there. Change, even that it looks surreal, or difficult to understand between civilians, they would see
hard facts from change, and that gives the best light to fuse some happiness: It gives hope.
And I promise you that Asian people are best in that, their kind attitude in individual level is just amazing. What do you think about reaction in
Gaza checkpoint, when after all these years, when they are used to get that rude behave from soldiers, there is suddenly a nice young Asian guy, with
little smile on his face, looking at your papers... Giving you a gentle permission without any humiliations... It certainly would give your small
first smile: Your first sign of hope for a long time! Great first step to peace that would be...
Three elements of war needs each others to continue. There are no sides in war, without the third, witch is their reason for it. War is to make to
secure that third parts future, the population. Without support of population, the will to fight in both sides of the problem will disappear. That is
also the target for all activity in success for true peacemaking and -keeping.
US has lost its war in Iraq many years ago, when they overlook this simple importance in basics of peacekeeping. Showing of force is needed to get
attention, but when its turned towards to you, you should always act most gentle and respective towards all sides
: Win the mind and hearts of
population, then sides of continuing war are meaningless, and people will turn to fight against those who try to destroy this advancing peaceful
But both sides will exist, for long as peacekeepers have to stay there. IDF is a great organization with best knowledge of Urban warfare in world, and
as soldier I admire their succeeding as fighting force. It should keep its pride in future development too. Cooperation with peacekeepers is that
needed key of success in all sides. When we get to situation, that we have fourth element in its places at checkpoints, that would be the crucial
moment for future.
In other hand we have Hamas and Fatah, they are looking for Asians, and that rights of palestinian people are in safe, and then we have IDF, to look
in same place, that no criminal or hostile activity is not getting to any place at their territory. But they are looking some other, and not each
Then we need that fifth element: Diplomacy, and the ones who bring those two elements as one, "group of future" development, watchdog for progress.
Who would take that place: That we should ask from both sides, Israelis and Palestinians.
Yes, I believe that progress is possible.