I woke up to news of the Isaeli military going throught Gaza with a fine-tooth comb. Their mission was to rescue a Jewish soldier who was kidnapped by Palestinians.
It makes me wonder where the mighty (American-funded) Zionist war machine is when we need them. (Of couse, just floating this question is totally taboo..... Questioning Israel is tanamount to anti-Semitism in this country. But that's a blog for another day........)
Of course the battle between both sides--Israel and Palestine--has been going on my whole life. Frankly, I am sick of hearing about it!! Any ongoing narrative that lasts this long is gonna lose its novelty, right? Well, not this one. For some reason, the antagonists in this drama manage to keep it fresh and ripe for American media consumption. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
Both sides claim to want peace, but neither deserve it. If you can make an argument to the contrary, then please do so in the comment section.
It's worth noting the growing number of hard-core evangelical Christians in the US who see the crisis in Israel/Palestine as the beginning of the end. They're hoping that all hell breaks out which--in their opinion--would lead to the second coming of Christ. Basically, they're hedging their bets that Armageddon is on the way and that the Israeil/Palestine conflict is a part of journey to the so-called "Second Coming."
I believe if the end of the world is close, we have the religious fundamentalists of all flavors (Arab, Jew, evangelical) to thank for it. If you ask me, they're all a bunch of assholes.