We also watched the Golden Globes together:
And waited WAY too long to take a nap yesterday...
Last night Stu and I talked about the Israel/Gaza conflict. I just can't help but feeling this is really REALLY wrong that the whole world is letting 900+ (!!!) people die (a THIRD of which are children... who are going to be scarred for life... where do YOU think extremists come from???) for. no. reason.
It just makes me really uncomfortable. I watched the Hillary Clinton confirmation hearings and she said that until Hamas agrees to recognize Israel (never going to happen) and stops firing on them (also not going to happen) then "we" (??? Huh?) cannot begin talks with them to come to a peace agreement.
Ok, so historically the Jews have been pretty shafted. No one wanted them during the Hitler issues, so they came in massive quantities and took over their "homeland". Cool. The problem is, this is the wrong part of the world to come to and expect to be tolerated, much less accepted. So they've spent decades fighting and fighting with all of their neighbors and now, it seems as retaliation for thousands of years of persecution, they are killing innocent people. This is genocide. Why is no one stopping this?
I know. I know. I'm American, I'm supposed to be on board with Israel since my Government is. I guess in theory we were supposed to feel sorry for the underdog and that's why we came to their aid those decades ago. But now they aren't the underdog. They're not being persecuted anymore. Their citizens are NOT dying. They are murdering hundreds of people and other than the Gaza-supporting rallies I've seen coverage of throughout the Middle East, no one seems to care. Every news broadcast on FoxNews or CNN or MSNBC are from the Israeli side of the border, reporting on what Israel is releasing to the media. Gulf News and Al Jazeera-English are the only ones reporting from inside Gaza as far as I can tell. Does this recent sequence of events bother no one else???
Anyway, on the same note... Has anyone been hearing about what is going on in Afghanistan? I have been watching the news and I have seen very little mention of anything. However, in our local paper (which may or may not be credible... Lord knows it's had its share of bad reporting) there was an article about how Kabul is under siege from the Taliban and that American forces don't seem to know, or care perhaps. They interviewed one man who lost two sons and who's other son and wife were injured in one of these bombings... why don't we hear about this???
I'm just wondering if our media only chooses to report what they think we need to know... or if perhaps there is a bigger reason we don't hear these things (while not giving in to believing everything I read in Arab newspapers).
P.S. I hear Lebanon has joined in the fight on behalf of Gaza, will it take the whole Middle East blowing up Israel to get them to stop?