Sunday, July 30, 2006

More Middle East Angst

A couple of updates on the crises in the Middle East, neither of which should be surprising to anyone with a fully functioning brain.

1.) Iran rejected the terms of a U.N. edict demanding it give up its nuclear program.

2.) An Israeli air strike killed sixty civilians in Lebanon.

A couple of quick opinions on these events:

Why would anyone feeling threatened by the U.S. and/or Israel just give up its nuclear ambitions, peaceful or not? Wow, if we ask really nicely do you think North Korea might stop its boasted weapons program? A great big "DUH" moment if ever I saw one.

Next time some asshat trying to justify murder by the IDF says Israel goes out of its way to avoid killing civilians, point to the article linked to above and tell him he's full of shit. Is it just me, or is launching an all-out war over a few soldiers who knew full well what they were getting themselves into when they signed up for the can I put it...INSANE? And all the while Bush & Co. drag their feet trying to look like they're doing something when in fact they are actually trying very hard not to do anything.

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