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Math Is Hard 
27th-Dec-2008 10:01 am
I drove in this morning to news of Gaza air strikes and the subsequent killing. Scenes of carnage blanket the the streets and the airwaves. Israel told Hamas that it would strike if Hamas didn't stop the rockets into Israel. Israel said it would target Hamas leaders, and they did. But there are fine lines between killers and the people who live next door. The first strikes came when school children were still at their desks.

Who was it in the Israel military leadership that thought, "That'll teach 'em." Why does the alluring promise of an explosion somehow obscure what we know of human nature and biggest fortune teller, History? How do we continue to think that the young men who woke this morning to find arms and legs and teeth of people they once knew (and maybe loved) would cause them to grow up with dreams of Gandhi and Luther King?

Murder never procures peace. Revenge, be it as military policy or a personal vendetta, promises more. A flesh eating virus that has discovered an infinite supply of food.

28th-Dec-2008 02:37 am (UTC)
It's pretty awful, isn't it? Sometimes I wonder if they really want peace at all.
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