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Israel acts on Lebanons "Acts of War"

I wrote a long rant about the below. Then read it. Then deleted it. I'm really angry and should not write about things when angry.

I just wish the UN and the World would get it's bloody act together and try and sort out the regions problems.

Israel Steps Up Lebanon Offensive (BBC News Online; Thursday 13th July 2006)

America is also trying to stretch the conflict out further it seems...

"In Washington, the White House has called for the immediate release of the captured Israeli soldiers, saying it held Iran and Syria responsible for the attack." Hezbollah Warns Israel Over Raids (BBC News Online; Wednesday 12th July 2006)

In these conflicts (Gaza and Lebanon) civilians die, children die, and this just makes the bitterness between the sides even worse. Especially when Israel go in heavy handed (as one commentator put it Israel seem to take out 10 for every 1 of their own who is killed).

I'm stopping now before I head down 'Ranty' Road again.

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Update: Israel Imposes Lebanon Blockade (BBC News Online; Thursday 13th July 2006)

I wonder if the UN should send Peacekeepers to the area?

Comments

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dan_g
Jul. 13th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
No need to stop.

One of their targets was Beirut International Airport. Now while its unlikely that you or I are ever likely to be hanging out at this Airport, it must be remembered that this is a location that is going to contain civilians from anywhere in the world.

And the Ireali's just bombed it. Endangering a great many people with no links to the region, terrorism or anything to do with them... Hell, the only place in the world you wont get a flight between is Isreal, so only their people in the entire world were safe!

Who's the bad guy now?

I said it as a joke, but am getting a little more supportive of my plan to build a wall around the entire region, take all the guns and give them all sticks to beat each other to death with... Nobody is innocent out there anymore.
bridiep
Jul. 13th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, war is good for business :/

It won't stop until the US stop selling weapons to the Iraelis, and the Palestinians and Lebanese and Syrians stop buying weapons from the old Soviet Union.
incandescens
Jul. 13th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
I agree with you. What's going on is disgusting. The US should be using what influence it has with Israel to stop it, and the UN/World should be making it clear that this should be stopped.
goldmoonrj
Jul. 13th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
What annoys me is the fact that if any other country in the world did the same thing Israel is doing right now - taking matters into their own hands - the whole planet would be up in arms protesting against it. But for some reason it is OK for Israel to do it. :P
heliograph
Jul. 13th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the UN should send Peacekeepers to the area?

Remember the 1980s?
heliograph
Jul. 13th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, UN Peacekeepers are already there
christ1974
Jul. 13th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
erm...
Angus being as you are a man in the know with games....etc.

I'm trying to get hold of Talisman the board game..Ebay is just pissing me off...any other suggestions?
dan_g
Jul. 14th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
Re: erm...
YAY! Talisman. 2nd Edition?

Good luck. That one normally goes for about £50 (buy it now) or more when bidding... Recently a copy of the rarer Dragon expansion went for over £200... I wish I had bought one (although all the cards are available to download online)...

I still play my old 2nd Edition copy and have been gathering the original miniatures (or finding good alternates)... But after nearly 20 years its starting to get a little bit worn around the edges.
dan_g
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: erm...
As a further irrelevant(is Talisman ever irrelevant?) aside...

I just saw this on ebay;
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320006963302&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:UK:1

Seller does not play with PayPal which may limit the field a little as he takes personal cheques and bankers drafts... Just made me remember this comment.
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