Friday, January 16, 2009

In Gaza Conflict - Which Side Is Using Human Shields?

Here is another Young Turks report that discusses charges by Israel that Hamas is using human shields, with counter charges by Palestinians that Israel routinely uses human shields. You be the judge here.

Whatever one thinks, however, the very idea of war as a tool of foreign policy should be questioned; actually it should be eliminated. Every modern war does terrible damage to civilians, often almost exclusively destroying civilian populations. Beyond all the uniforms, think tanks, pompous martial speeches and war-addicted enthusiasts lies the deeper reality that war merely represents the collective psychosis of countless fractured humans who are incapable of love, understanding, compassion or wholeness. Hostile people, with no inner peace, live in a hostile universe. Worse still, sadistic people live in a sadistic universe, dripping with venom, venom which at any moment can be turned on them.

1 comment:

American Muslim, not Muslim-American said...

Let us pray for the safety of Palestinian civilians who held hostages by Hamas and the safety of Israeli soldiers. May this campaign end swiftly and may Hamas be annihilated. May moderate Muslims emerge victorious in the struggle for Gaza!