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The Middle East…No Shortage Of Villains

You may have noticed that I haven’t said a word about the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine. There is a reason for that. The reason is that I’m not sure who the heroes of the story might be.


Oh, there’s no shortage of villains. Hamas and its Iranian backers certainly seem fairly vile, particularly given their use of Qassam missiles, which are quite indiscriminate in their effects. And, too, the current government of Israel (read “Netanyahu”), has done yeoman service in providing us with villainy, particularly given the IDF’s equally indiscriminate use of very high tech munitions on, well, pretty much anyone and anything they can find—including clinics and hospitals. (And, say, did they really bomb the offices of the AP along with other media outlets? Remarkable.)


Not Who Was Right, But What Is Left...



But, as far as I can see, there are no heroes…


Still, there are victims. Lots and lots and lots of victims. The women, children, and non-combatants of every sort who are now dying in the crossfire.


Victims…on both sides…


Who, indeed, no one could blame if, someday, they said “A curse on both your houses…”


And brought down the wrath of God, or humanity, or both…


Upon the heads of their tormentors.


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Until next time…


Onward and Upward


~mjt


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