Thursday, July 20, 2006

A touching story.

In the midst of all the violence and chaos I saw a tidbit of a larger news story that I felt I should relate here.

CNN Live was reporting on a border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. Apparently, there are Syrian families who have elected to take in Lebanese refugees and the people at the border where matching refugees with host families. In the midst of death, destruction, and chaos humanity rises above.

Monday, July 17, 2006

IDF launches missile attack against Lebanese military barracks.

What in the world does Israel hope to accomplish by attacking Lebanese military barracks? Do they think that if they attack the Lebanese military that the Lebanese government will wake up and start disarming Hizbollah? Are they really that dilusional? The only thing this will accomplish is make the Lebanese government and its people more of an enemy of Israel, and will force the Lebanese army to fight alongside Hizbollah against Israel. This will not help Israel accomplish its goals, and will not bring the region any closer to peace. A secure Israel will only be accomplished through a strong, democratic Lebanon free of Hizbollah. Israel needs Lebanon to be a partner is peace, and destroying the counrty will not win over Lebanon as a partner.