Tuesday, July 18, 2006



Israeli children at Kiryat Shmona writing messages on shells that are fired into Lebanon

14 comments:

dag nabit said...

from one child to another... Israeli children write notes to their Lebanese pen-pals...


it was this picture...



... that first made me cry since this the massive assault on the Lebanese began a few days ago.

Ryan said...

wow. i would have never imagined...

BlastFromThePast said...

Hey calm down everyone. Those are smart weapons, they kill terrorists. Thats why its perfectly justified to send them seasons greetings as we accelerate their descent to hell. I'm sure those children intend for any victims caused by collateral damage to disregard the message...

Anna said...

Disgusting.

Dear Blastfromthepast,

No, these are NOT smart weapons. Firstly, weapons and smartness is an oxymoron.
Secondly- hundreds of civilians HAVE BEEN killed, not necessarily all of them terrorists.
Terrorists are bullies who kill civilians and claim they were terrorists and/or the "Enemy". There are no enemies. There are only people suffering. On BOTH sides!!
Sack the terrorists on ALL sides, bring the Israeli boys back home, and may Sanity rule, not this total madness.

Peace,
Anna

EDB said...

Blastfromthepast--

I just love the way the American and Israeli media like to dwell on how "fucked up" and "militarized" the Palestinian kids are who cheer when the WTC is attacked and throw rocks at tanks. Here we have cute little Israeli kids inscribing messages on rockets that have overwhelmingly killed civilians. We're talking like 95% of casualties! That's smart? And they're not really fucked up and militarized? They look like they're decorating christmas trees. That makes you all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?

BlastFromThePast said...

Anna. There is a definite difference whether an army selectively goes after targets that are largely believed to be linked to terrorism, or whether terrorists go somewhere and blow themselves up in the middle of a restaurant, subway, or hotel. Obviously in war there will be collateral damage, which is unfortunate and truly sad for those individuals affected by that. But my problem with your position is that you equate the actions of the israeli army, who at least makes an attempt to avoid this, to that of a terrorist group who purposefully target their strikes to kill as many civilians as possible. Do you not see a SIGNIFICANT moral difference there?

And... EDB: The kids cheering as the planes hit the twin towers were playing cheerleader for an act of aggression that almost exclusively affected the civilian population of the united states. These Israeli kids are decorating bombs that are going to be sunk cleanly into terrorist headquarters throughout lebanon. Again, collateral damage is unfortunate, killing those who make it the purpose of their life to inflict harm upon the civilian population of isreal isn't as far as I am concerned. Maybe we can agree to differ?

Ryan said...

it seems to me that no matter who
you're talking about arguements
of "their not targeting civilians"/
claims of "surgical/pinpoint attacks"
are not very convincing looking at
the statistics 200+ civilians killed, upwards to 300 both sides at this point?

and yet myths of moral superiority
of Nation-States continue.

there seems to be a selective tendency to kill children, mothers,
fathers, non-partisans.

this "conflict" it seems to me has absolutely nothing to do with protecting people, or avoiding blowing people up. it's the simple
exercise of power and the maintainance of power over people/territory.

Japan001 said...

Oh my god that's really hard stuff. We can see why peace is hard 2 get in the region. :(

Gray said...

Disgusting. I'm sure not even the Nazis did that in Hitler youth.

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