Saturday, July 22, 2006

Why are they Fighting?

Well, this time, anyway

Somehow, we are led to believe that Israel is the good guy and Hezbolah is the bad guy and if the infrastructure of Lebanon has to be destroyed, it's all Hezbolah's fault because they kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. What is never heard on Fox news is that the Hezbolah act was in response to an Israeli offense, and so on. I find both groups repulsive and see nothing to be gained by supporting Israel or Hezbolah. Lebanon is the loser here.

...Gaza, itself, the latest phase, began on June 24. It was when Israel abducted two Gaza civilians, a doctor and his brother. We don't know their names. You don’t know the names of victims. They were taken to Israel, presumably, and nobody knows their fate. The next day, something happened, which we do know about, a lot. Militants in Gaza, probably Islamic Jihad, abducted an Israeli soldier across the border. That’s Corporal Gilad Shalit. And that's well known; first abduction is not. Then followed the escalation of Israeli attacks on Gaza, which I don’t have to repeat. It’s reported on adequately.

The next stage was Hezbollah's abduction of two Israeli soldiers, they say on the border. Their official reason for this is that they are aiming for prisoner release. There are a few, nobody knows how many. Officially, there are three Lebanese prisoners in Israel. There's allegedly a couple hundred people missing. Who knows where they are?

Chomsky Interview




  1. Um hmm. This is one we really need to keep our noses out of, just like the other one that was NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

  2. It's all about the money my friends. I find it funny 'poopie' used the word business, because in fact, the Iraq war is business, and it is our business. Business is what America is about. So, really, if there is business to be had, it is definitely in America's forte. There was no imminent danger to Americans from Saddam, but it did present an opportunity for our leaders to exploit some of our emotional turmoil left over from 9/11 to do some business in the form of war. Did we ever find any WMD's? Did we make Iraq and the region a better place to live?

    Which is better: a civil war-torn, terrorist laden, breeding ground for anarchy; or a functional, semi-stable, dictatorship?
    You be the judge...