Earlier this week an Israeli family was murdered in their homes in the West Bank by Palestinian terrorists.
This was quickly glossed over or minimized by the media; or worse the victims themselves were blamed for living where they did.
I usually try to keep the politics and preaching off of here - leaving people free to choose their own way.
But this case is different.
I've spent extended periods of time in Israel, and have good friends amongst Israelis. I also have Arab friends I've made during my time in those nations.
Argue everything else you want - there is one side in this conflict that tries to protect innocents, and one that seeks to harm them.
The link here goes to graphic pictures of the attack. I won't post them here out of respect for how the family is dealing with this; but they want the information shared.
Take the time. Look. Absorb the evil which could do this to innocent children and families, sleeping in their homes.
This is what Israel has faced every day since 1947 (and before, when the Mandate was still in effect). People who seek to kill them simply for the crime of existing.
Remember this when you are deciding which side you are on in life.
Just a few ramblings from a confused guy. Former military, former cop. Husband. Father. Student. Role playing gamer, on intermittent weeks. Avid reader. Internet addict. Small "l" libertarian. Too many others to mention. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of any official agency or government or species. Names have been changed to protect the guilty; God protects the innocent as a matter of course.
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”
"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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I completely missed it, of course. Appalling, and that word just isn't strong enough.
I have for a long time been on the side of the people who canceled air strikes if they spotted families near their targets, and against the side of people who creep across the border to murder families in their beds.
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