WOW!! My last post generated alot of comments and messages! Seems as if I hit a nerve. I was only suggesting that thanks to the early Christian Church deciding which books should be included in the Bible (of which there are many versions), just maybe, Judas got a ‘bad rap’! Looking at the whole picture it doesn’t really matter, but…….. OK! Enough!
When I started this space I made two rules for myself
Rule #1 Do NOT post about religion
Rule #2 Do NOT post about politics
Well, now that I have broken rule #1 I might as well go all the way!
It is most unfortunate that the protesters just don’t understand the justified reasons for Israel’s retaliation against Hamas. We all know that Hamas struck more than the first blow. We all know that Hamas fails to give any legitimacy to the right of Israel to exist as an independent state.
We all know that Hamas uses the funds it receives to battle Israel instead of building a decent infrastructure. We all know that Hamas teaches it’s citizenry that hatred of Jews is a good thing. We all know that the moderate Arab countries have used the Palestinians as their proxies to battle Israel. We all know that the moderate, rich Arab countries have done nothing to help their fellow Palestinian brethren live a decent life.
But you see, by keeping the focus on the deplorable conditions and blaming Israel, the real truth is obscured. The only nation that is trying to do anything to help the situation, surprisingly, is Egypt!! And talk of Israel actually fighting Iran in Gaza is BS! When Hamas rose to power, it spurned Iran’s initial offer of aid and since then Iran provides little more than lip service to Hamas’ cause.
Israel has every right to defend it’s citizens from terrorists. though unfortunately you can’t destroy a group like Hamas, as it has little trouble getting fighters to replaced those killed.
What is needed now is strong American leadership in the region. Let’s all hope that the Obama administration does a better job at diplomacy than our current one has.
One last thing….. For those criticizing Obama for not doing more on this Gaza conflict?? Can we at least let him become President first???
OK!! I promise to go back to ‘normal’ posts tomorrow!
One of my favorite songs tonight!!