It's the demolition derby
It's the sport of the hunt
Proud tribe in full war-dance
It's the slow smile that the bully gives the runt
It's the force of inertia
It's the lack of constraint
It's the children out playing in the rock garden
All dolled-up in black hats and war paint
Hamas truce conditions?
Those include the lifting of Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip, the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt and the release of Palestinian prisoners Israel has rearrested after freeing them in exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.Sounds fair enough but the Israeli blood thirst hasn't yet been quenched. Nor the other goals.
Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”
Israel shoots down Hamas drone with a US supplied Patriot missile? Still looking for wreckage? More propaganda along the same lines as the fabulous Iron Dome system I'm thinking. US contractors smile as they anticipate restocking the Israelis at our expense.
What's frustrating in all this, at least where I live, is that very very few people know enough about the Israeli/Palestinian situation to even carry on a decent conversation about it. They don't know the history of zionism or Israel. They don't even know the physical size of Gaza or its population. So many only carry around the buzz words of 'chosen ones' and 'promised land' in a weird belief system that defies logic and common sense.
I'm ignorant too so many times but I'm trying to learn. And I'm oh so thankful for all of you out there who are trying also and willing to share knowledge and maybe...just maybe help us come out of the darkness.
There is no darkness but ignorance.