Today’s Bombing Brought to You by the United States!

24 07 2006

The US has reportedly shipped a large number of munitions in a hurry to Israel. 

The munitions are part of a sales package approved last year, the officials said. But some military officers said the request for expedited delivery was unusual and indicated that Israel has many targets it plans to hit in Lebanon.

In a conflict as muddled as the one in the Middle East I think it is very dangerous to so blatantly take sides.  Providing any government the means to kill innocent civilians will only result in more and more people angry with the United States.  It seems to me that we wouldn’t have all the problems with terrorism that we’re told we have if we would just stop pissing so many people off – let’s face it; if you were in the shoes of a lot of these people, you’d hate us too.

The US claims to be a peace loving nation – but we’re still the number one arms trader in the world.  We have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world and tell other countries they can’t have them.  We sell bombs to country A and tell country B they should find a diplomatic solution.  I think the US needs to analyze its place in the international community.  Right now we’re like the Catholic priest who preaches goodness but molests little boys in the confessional.  We need to practice what we preach.  Even if I don’t agree with what we preach – at least putting an end to the hypocrisy would be a start.

Link to article from Aljazeera.net.

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