Saturday, December 27, 2008

Perspective

When I read this today, I almost threw up. The whole situation is so frustrating that it makes me grind my teeth and clench my fists because I am helpless to improve it somehow. Frankly I think the governments on both sides are the villains. Of course, politicians scheme, but it's the civilians who get killed.

"Dec 27, 2008 - Israeli warplanes retaliating for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded dozens of security compounds across the Hamas-ruled territory in unprecedented waves of airstrikes Saturday, killing more than 200 people and wounding nearly 400 in the single bloodiest day of fighting in years.
Most of those killed were security men, but an unknown number of civilians were also among the dead. Hamas said all of its security installations were hit, threatened to resume suicide attacks, and sent at least 70 rockets and mortar shells crashing into Israeli border communities, according to the Israeli military. One Israeli was killed and at least six people were hurt.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday blamed Hamas for breaking a cease-fire with Israel."


Really Condie? In the face of a humanitarian crisis, all you want to do is play the blame game? 200 people dead. 400 wounded. In one day. You think a palestinian mother doesn't mourn the way an israeli mother does? And representing the US, you actually have the gall to say "told you so" to one side while applauding the other?! I don't have enough words for you Ms. Rice.

Just remember, karma is a bitch.

3 comments:

jiya said...

i feel the way u feel , munee ! this incident's been on my mind since i saw the news reports , so glad u said somethin abt it ! i have no words fer Ms. Rice ! and others like her , these ppl have no morals, no heart nad as it shows , no brain either ! iv studied the middle east as a uni major, am aware of the history of the conflict, and feel fer the cause more than i can express ! Nice way 2 celebrate the comin new year , eh ? na dthey shot press cameramen too and later stated its a mistake ! bloody mistake thts wat it is ! God is watching , dont ferget ! DONT ferget !

Doppelganger said...

Frustrating is the right word for this situation and heartbreaking. Human lives have become so expendable now, especially in the middle east situation. The responses our government has to give for such tragic events become more and more ridiculous. It's like reading an over the top satire by Jonathan Swift, except it isn't. Its really happening. No escaping it. We all say peace to all on Christmas but we don't really mean it and neither do we believe in its possibility, especially if the American continues to play politics in this decisive manner.

I would recommend Joe Sacco's "Palestine", a graphic novel/documentary. If you haven't read it, it is actually very eye-opening, and a relatively unbiased look into the dilemma of the Palestinians.

Ophiuchus said...

well said Muneeba! karma is a bitch! and the very right thing to say on condie's face!