Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nutshell Brilliance

Sandmonkey (scroll down a bit -- the sidebars are blocking the post's rising to the top) has linked to the original post, and I recommend both blog posts' comments as reading material. There is no ultimate "truth" -- only several variations on the same tragic theme.

I love the quote from Golda Meir: “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children, but we cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill theirs.”


Anonymous Ian Scott said...

Yeah, except it ignores the "Poke, poke, poke" of Israelis against Palestinians.

I find it incredulous that those pokes seem to be ignored in these simplistic "nutshell" arguments.


You recall that 1967 war? Who did the "poking?" Actually, it wasn't "poking" at all.

That massive first strike caused an awful lot of displacement of people, which Israel now "poke" quite often in territories it occupies.

Again, are we going to stay focussed on this last event/conflict/war, or are we gonna expand it to the different "pokes?" If so, please please can we at least agree as an occupied people, Palestinians have NOT enjoyed a whole lot of tickles, but have had their own fair share of "pokes."

There seems to be this crazy attitude that all Palestinians are sort of like.. well.. the Indians in the old "Cowboys and Indians" game. The bad guys.

Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Howlin' Hobbit said...

The Indians didn't elect a terrorist government and then expect to be treated like a normal country.

The Indians never took arms and leadership from another government that sponsors terrorism and then worked at achieving that government's goals.

I could go on but that should be sufficient.


Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Ian Scott said...

I wrote, "the Indians in the old "Cowboys and Indians" game. The bad guys." I was not referring to the politics of native affairs.

Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:41:00 PM  

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