Sunday, July 30, 2006
Is It Excessive Force?
The past 2 weeks have been of extreme importance to those who follow the news.The Middle East is up in flames once again. It seems like this region of the world will never see long lasting peace. Just think about the many wars between the Arabs and the Israelis, the Iran-Iraq war, the 2 Gulf Wars and many smaller conflicts including tribal warfare, separatist movements and etc. Israel is responding to what it calls “provocative attacks” by Hezbollah. Hezbollah has always protested to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. So hell broke loose two weeks ago when the 2 sides went at it again. The Israeli army started the bombardment of towns in Lebanon with heavy artillery and Hezbollah launched many Katyusha rockets into northern Israel. Today, Israel attached a building in Qana and killed 60 civilian including 19 children.
Let’s just assume that any nation has the right to defend itself when it is attacked. But is Israel taking it too far? I want to know what you think.