[thechat] War Zone

Ashok Hariharan unganisha at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 09:03:20 CDT 2006

i saw a news report on Cnn today...It was about how Israel was managing
their war effort. They showed some smiling kids in israel lining up to sign
artillery shells destined for lebanon. Wonder what they were writing?  Did
they know what the shells meant on the other side?  The reporter didnt

No wonder there is such hatred on both sides.

In moments like these, i feel lucky and safe to be far away from such
barbaric nonsense - the most  I have to worry about is armed robbery, which
seems relatively trivial now.

On 7/23/06, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hershel Robinson wrote:
> >>> I'm sure I'm not the only one here trying very
> >>> hard not to engage on this.
> >> *So* much.
> >>
> >> It's enormously hard when one of your mates is on the end of an arse
> >> kicking that's a result of actions you enormously disagree with...
> >
> > Not sure why the reticence to speak. You may be surprised to hear that
> > the IDF does not actually generally consult with me before taking
> > military action. I am thus not personally accountable nor responsible
> > for their decisions.
> I think it is just a very difficult topic. The way I understand the
> history of the conflict, I almost always side with Israel, but I must
> also recognize that I learned the history from American sources, who
> almost always side with Israel. It's one of those topics where it seems
> impossible to find an unbiased report.

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