July 16th, 2006
|02:39 pm - Who are we kidding?|
Good thing I decided to make this post before I had my lunch or else it'd end up coming back up the way it went down. So, we like blasting the brains out of each other it seems. Beautiful, congratulations homo sapiens, your capacity for empathy and sympathy just sunk below that of a fruit fly.
We like our kids to live in this eh? Have guns pointed at their heads, waking up to the sound of gunfire, watching the adults stomp over each others' bodies like it's garbage.........Live through this? Grow up in this? Follow after this? Oh good, I'm glad we agree on something.
So is this the new trend for city designers? Sections of the walls knocked out, windows blown to smithereens, rubble in the streets, electric wires meshed together? Oh that'll jump-start our living standards up into the stratosphere!
~*~*~*~*~*~I suggest scrolling down really really really really fast if you can't stomach the reality of war because I refuse to put these sufferings behind the shield of an lj cut.
So tell me, does it matter if they're Israeli? Palestinian? Lebonese? Iraqi? Afghanistinian? Syrian?
DOES IT FUCKING MATTER?!?!?!?!
THERE IS NO FUCKING RIGHT, THERE IS NO FUCKING WRONG, THERE IS ONLY PAIN, SUFFERING, AND DEATH; AM I GETTING THROUGH THOSE STUFFY, THICK SKULLS OF PEOPLE?! I don't give a damn if it's God, religion, politics, historical grudges, or what have you, these images should not exist in the 21st fucking century!!
And you want to know who benefits from you guys blasting the guts out of each other and using it as new living room decor??
and the bunch of elites like them.
What, did they become your idols over-night that you have to worship them by shooting each other to stuff their overflowing wallets with more cash??
Stupid, demented people of an equally backwards system in a self-destructing society. I'm sick of this, next time, I'm coming back as an amoeba.
Current Mood: pissed off
|Date:||July 16th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)|| |
I think the G-8 and other developed countries need to condemn these attacks by Israel and evacuate their nationals from Lebanon. As I'm sure you've heard, 8 Canadians died today in the attacks. I'm conflicted: Israel has a right to defend itself after all the atrocities it has dealt with in the past and most recently, but targeted innocent civilians and civilian targets is a whole other ballfield. I'm at a loss for words.-James
Israel's got America on its side, it doesn't matter if the G8 or even if the UN gets involved, nothing'd be solved. Besides, condemning doesn't do shit, all 6 billion people on the planet can condemn this and they'd still have their happy little war like America and Iraq.
|Date:||July 16th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Word! I would post something similar except I think my post would be in all caps and include more cursing than actual constructive words.
I just got so pissed off today when I opened the papers and then again when I turned on the news. That Israel could justify the murder of hundreds of civilians and the bombing of public highways and train stations just because a militant faction of Lebanon kidnapped two soldiers makes me sick. Whatever happened to negotiations?
And to hear that my country's government is supporting this mass murder makes me so angry. This was NOT the government I voted for. In fact, it's not even the government the majority of America voted for. Yet they are speaking for me and taking action on my behalf and pretending that it is in my best interest. I'm just so tired of all of this.
Well, I mean, Israeli civilians are also getting killed, and I guess since it's an official war nothing's off limits *cringe* Negotiations, lol, that'd be a nice word to teach the political leaders these days because it seems during their elementary school spelling b's they skipped that word.
I think even if the Democrats had won the last election the US government would still be backing Israel, it's like...one of those things that America just does (and our stupid ass-kissing Prime Minister's following like a lost little puppy, good job Harper, get the rest of the world hating Canada too, way to go!). Governments need to take their heads out of their asses and realize we didn't stick them up there to act in their own interest but to represent the people on the international stage. Even if what the people wants conflicts with what he/she (as in, the President or Prime Minister) personally prefers, well, tough luck, do your job and leave the personal opinions at home.
|Date:||July 17th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)|| |
That it is an official war means that there are supposed to be rules. That is what the Geneva Convention was for. And for a so-called “civilized” country to target civilian infrastructure, no matter which country did what to whom first, is just hypocritical. And that applies to the U.S. and Israel. They talk about terrorists with no regard for civilian life and then they turn around and do the very same thing.
Yeah, the Democrats would still be backing Israel. But I don’t believe things in the Middle East (or the rest of the world for that matter), could have reached this point had the U.S. government practiced restraint and diplomacy, which Bush is just not known for. Bush and his cronies are known for their “cowboy” diplomacy and Bush obviously does things for his best interest rather than anyone else’s. “War on Terror”? That is such bullshit. Who are the terrorists? Those that don’t agree with Bush’s policy or get in his way? And how does bombing the hell out of another country make the people of that country hate you less? If anything, Bush and his silly wars probably created more terrorists.
|Date:||July 17th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)|| |
I don't think you've ever been under a missile attack then.
I guess I hadn't explained myself right... but after -years- the hizballa has been attacking the northest cities of my country, they went and did the stupidest act of kidnapping our soldiers and shooting missiles into the depth of Israel.
You need to understand that the hizballa is a terrorist organization, much like al kaida. They take over the houses of their lebanonian people and shoot FUCKING LONG RANGED MISSILES at us. At the deep of the nation, at civilians and not against our army.
It's a fucked up situation, and I do not like the fact that civilians are suffering, on either side. the lebanonian people have done us no harm, our military is only targetting the hizballa's strategical locations, but it can't help the fact that the hizballa is working from a civilian area without even considering their own people, or rather trying to use them as a sheild while they attack our people.
Try living in the fear that your house will be torn down and your body shreded by thousands of small round metal marbles and an explosion for over... you know what? for over 1 day, try it. I don't think you'll like it.
military is only targetting the hizballa's strategical locations
Bullshit, like the military of any country ever has and every will take civilian casualties as something to be seriously avoided, it's all collateral damage to them. Like American's "smart bombs" just hitting millitary targets in Iraq right? What's the worst that happens to them if they blew away a hundred civilians instead of millitants? A slap on the wrist? A scolding? I'm sure they're quaking in their boots.
A terrorist organization you say? Please, I've heard that word used at least 50 times a day since 2001. So, define terrorism for me. In my dictionary it's anyone person/country/organization that instills fear in a person, and under that definition then the millitary can very well come under the term terrorism. I'm not saying what they're doing is right, but after all these decades of conflict in that area, I have no idea who's right or wrong anymore, it's all a muddled mess. To me, it seems that the elites are more than enjoying this mess you guys (as in, you guys in the Middle East) have indulged in, and boy have they profited by the billions from it.
You're right, I've never been under a missile attack, and I don't plan to ever live in a country with a government stupid enough to engage in one either. If there ever comes a day when every single nation on this planet is launching missiles, then I'll take that razor and gladly end this miserable existence.
I think you completely missed the point of this post. I'm not taking anyone's side except the civilians. To me, the civilians of any nation are the same, and the only ones encouraging wars are governments and political leaders. Civilians just want to live in peace with enough food to feed their families. You guys are living in a nation directly involved in this conflict, so it'd be unfair to ask that you look at the situation objectively, after all, it's human nature to have attachments to the land you grew up on. If China or Canada was directly involved in a war, I'd be biased as well, but regarding this particular issue, I (as well as my friends over here) can't help but look at this conflict in the way I've analyzed all the rest; from a bystander's point of view. I firmly believe and always will that a bystander's view will be clearer than those directly and emotionally involved as much as I'd hate to admit that when dealing with issues that I'm emotionally involved with.
|Date:||July 17th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)|| |
I have to side with you Mengya. I agree that people in the West and in other peace-harbouring countries will never (hopefully) experience the atrocities of war and conflict, so we will have the most objective viewpoint on the situation. The thing is M.S. has a point that organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas, etc. use civilians and their locales as collateral for their operations. What's to lose?;just hundreds and potentially thousands of innocent people. In war, casualties are inevitable (I hate to sound so non-chalant about the matter,but its true).-James