Yes, unfortunately, this conflict has all of the same elements of the American election. The partisanship is as thick and heavy as the smoke over Gaza. The real crime is that there a many innocent civilians being killed, on both sides. I do think, though, that American politicians have not done America any service by being so one-sided on this issue. Both sides have enough guilt to go around. Unlike, I suspect, some of the posters here, I spent considerable time in the middle east, and lived with Muslims during that time. The vast majority of them are wonderful people, who do not approve of terrorism. As a Christian, I was treated with respect. The vast majority of people in the Muslim world want just what we want, the ability to live their lives in peace, and peace and health for their children. I had several discussions with them on suicide bombings, and they, to the last person, stressed that sending their children out with bombs attached to them was outrageous, and a despicable act.
"As a Christian, I was treated with respect." What if you weren't Christian? Just curious.
I don't really have a super sure position on this. I don't want to keep this thread going if you think it's a stupid topic but I was curious as to why people seem hypnotized by this more than other conflicts and wars going on. I've never seen people behave like this over something so far away and I personally found it astounding.
I was here, I've been a member since '06. I do not ever remember people posting pictures of dead babies and smashed brains to this extent, nor staring at a livecam of bombs going off halfway across the world. That's what's weird to me.
Originally posted by RFBurns
I will say it again..war never has any rational answer no matter where it occurs. It never has, and never will. It is just what it is, and always creates division and death as a result.
Perhaps you may have answered it for yourself in the best possible way....the human nature to love to hate to hate to love.