Saturday, August 12, 2006

From someone in Lebanon

(from a swell davidson county democrat. this was in the inbox this morning -- b)


From someone in Lebanon


I have a friend who taught at American University in Cairo who now lives back in the states. She has a friend in Lebanon who wrote her. You might find this interesting.
Cc

Date
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 06:13:53 -0400

Just a little more on why I cannot watch the news.

I don’t know exactly what you’ve been watching, but I do know this—There is a huge disconnect between reality and the words and the policies and the blah blah blah we love Israel, here you go, have some more missiles direct from the united states to target “Hezbollah targets”—oops, I mean innocent families who were trying to flee. Oops, I mean hundreds of innocent people who happen to be Shi’a (50 percent of the Lebanese people—and maybe they do support Hezbollah, because Hezbollah is also a political party, and because they give economic and social support to poor people. So if you are poor and Shia, who will you support? The Christian guy? The Druze guy? The people who were your enemies in the civil war?).

I do not support the Hezbollah. I do not think they are the good guys. But this war is not targeting them—at least not anymore. How would you feel if a group of, oh, I don’t know, radical NRA members did something stupid, kidnapped some Russians…and so Russia decided to destroy rural America because that’s where Republicans live (some of whom support the NRA (perhaps legitimately, correct?), a very few of whom are crazy)? (Pretending for a minute that the US would not or could not respond to repel an attack.) It’s not a good parallel, but my point is that these are NORMAL PEOPLE, and it is a sovereign country under attack.

And the media here does not hide the truth as it does in the states. And it doesn’t take seeing many disemboweled children, babies ripped into pieces, bodies being accepted by the same UN people who rejected them as living refugees, before you cannot see any more.

I’m doing ok. I still jump at loud noises. The hardest thing, I think, is being disconnected from people who have had common experiences. In Beirut, on the boat, I felt like at least we were all in this together…

Thanks for all your responses. I really appreciate it.

Agnus dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis….dona nobis pacem.

4 Comments:

Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

See How "Rescue Workers" Paraded Bodies In Front of Arab news agencies: al-AP, al-AFP and al-Reuters Photographers To Exploit an Alleged Civilian Bombing. Either way its a victory for them because it persuades the world to condemn Israel. Negociations result in nothing. Peace only happens when one side begs for mercy, once that happens none of that shit will be resolved.

Go to this page to see the extreme propaganda.

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2006/07/milking-it.html

barbarians

Saturday, August 12, 2006 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

according to MF, not only should Lebanon endure another 1982-style Israeli incursion with the 20,000+ deaths, but they're "barbarians" for "milking-it" for simply trying to get the world to SEE what is going on and MAYBE stop the killing.

wow. just wow.

barbarian is an interesting word. it's sometimes used hyperbolically when people really mean to use the boor -- which, monkeyfist, is an uncultured and insensitive person.

Saturday, August 12, 2006 6:57:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

20,000 is a drop in the bucket. History recounts wars that have taken that many in a single skirmish. Big wars result in long peace and absolute outcomes. My point is that Hezbollah is toying with the average Lebanese and making them suffer for Israel to look bad. Tough shit. War is hell.

This derailed the whole post right here. The haphazard use of the word "Oops", insincerity in blogging at it's finest.

have some more missiles direct from the united states to target “Hezbollah targets”—oops, I mean innocent families who were trying to flee. Oops, I mean hundreds of innocent people who happen to be Shi’a (50 percent of the Lebanese people—and maybe they do support Hezbollah, because Hezbollah is also a political party,

Sunday, August 13, 2006 6:16:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

And those "innocent families" were given notice as to what exactly what was about to happen. What they didn't get the memo? there were only about 300,000 of them dropped from the sky 2 days before the campaign. What they can't read? damn! American dolllars need to go pay for education of a people not living in America. We're just fucked all around in this one. Fucking GW Bush!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2006 6:21:00 PM  

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