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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Mutually Assured Destruction

Here's an excerpt from an article over at TruthDig, by Chris Hedges.

This is the world of the apocalypse. It is the world where those on either extreme become indistinguishable. And if we do not find a new way to speak, and soon, there will be untold suffering—not only for many innocents in the Middle East but eventually innocents at home. It was the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon that spawned and empowered Hezbollah. It was the decades-long occupation and humiliation of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank by Israel that spawned and empowered Hamas, and it is the brutal American occupation that has bred the legions of extremists in Iraq. And when Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah promises “open war” against Israel, as he did in an address shortly after his Beirut offices were bombed, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he won’t cease his attack until Israel is secure, it is time to run for cover, especially when George W. Bush is our best hope for peace.

And another one via Common Dreams "This is Going to Be A Big War" by Dahr Jamail.

Reading these articles lets me know that there are some people out there who understand just what is happening here, I wonder if our President has got a clue. I don't think most Americans have a clue the potential of this crisis is.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Snave said…

    As I wrote on my weblog, I think the president views the Middle East in terms of his religious beliefs. I think that while he will give lip service to peace, he will choose to follow a policy path that is less likely to lead to peace. If there isn't war in the Middle East, then we aren't on the road to Armageddon. If we aren't on the road to Armageddon, we aren't fulfilling prophecy as set forth in the book of Revelation.

    On a level beyond his own religious beliefs, I don't think he understands it at all. The language of human suffering is one he does not appear to understand.

     

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