PHOTO: Two-year-old Karim Qobeisi is treated in hospital in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh in Lebanon Sunday, July 16, 2006 after he was injured during an Israeli airstrike whilst in his house, according to his father who was also injured. Airstrikes reduced entire apartment buildings to rubble and knocked out electricity in swaths of the Lebanese capital Sunday as Israel dramatically escalated the ferocity of its campaign after Hezbollah rockets hit the northern city of Haifa. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Lot of blame to go around, but the vast majority of it goes to the Israeli government and the US government.
This is clearly reflected in the cold, hard, hateful statistics:
Over 130 Lebonanesse civilians dead so far.
Over 12 Israeli civilians dead so far.
I don't care how many combatants get killed or injured. If they want to pick up a gun and hunt down their fellow human beings, well, the world is better off without them anyway.
The two Israelis soldiers who were captured by the Lebonesse soldiers were inside Lebanon at the time. It was not even a month ago that Israeli airforce was flying over Syria and the government there. They are desperately trying to provoke something, and the civilians of Israeli will (unfortunately) pay a horrible price for this, because some of the other side thinks that revenge and retribution and hatefullness is okay also. Which makes them no different than the Israelis or Americans who feel that way.
Shame on all of them who feel that way, and shame on anyone who cannot or will not see the many sides of this violence.
And shame on anyone who condones violence. It is a shame they are breathing our air, isn't it? May they have visits every night in their dreams from the ones who were innocent and killed or hurt in this violence. Like the little boy above, for example.