Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I hope you choke on a roll...

I do not profess to know very much about the Middle East or how we're all going to solve it, but I do think I can safely say that it won't be with rockets. What a mess over there right now. What sadness and frustration to watch it all happen and know that it's very unlikely it will come to a peaceful resolution any time soon. I still can't believe to this day that the post-war Zionists and whoever enabled their little "utopia" to exist, couldn't foresee the instability it would bring to the region. I can't believe that last night on television I witnessed the President of the United States of America lean over towards Tony Blair and say, "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over." What? First of all, the man obviously doesn't understand the idea of irony (put him in a room with Alanis Morissette and who knows what the hell would happen). Secondly, does he really think it's all that easy? Does he think he can just pick up the phone and tell Syria to stop Hezbollah? And why is he talking about international affairs while chewing on a bread roll? This is the man that many peoples hopes are riding on.

There will be no peace until the Israeli government realizes it is not perfect, it does not have sole claim to the Holy Land and that they have to negotiate. It won't end until Hezbollah and the Palestinians realize that launching rockets or blowing themselves up isn't getting them anywhere but dead. Both sides need to stop, take a deep breath, swallow their pride and meet in the middle. I'm afraid though that once again, as it has a thousand times throughout our history, hubris will conquer compromise.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Can't wait to meet you next week!!

Alli said...

Bush is an Idiot. Violence is all those poor people know, and you're right. Conflict is likely the only 'solution.'

linda said...

Damn straight on all of this! I've often posited (only half-jokingly) that it's like children fighting over a toy, which they could PEACEFULLY play with TOGETHER. And if everyone keeps saying "It's mine, it's mine" and throwing tantrums and being violent then NO ONE can have it, and we should take it away and make it Disneyland Jerusalem or something, a giant amusement park administered by the U.N. (Yeah, I'm an idealist, you got a problem with that?!)