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August 10, 2006

Nasrallah article

There is no “cause” that excuses genocide, deliberate targeting of women or children and using them as human shields. Only Muslim bigots could find in their religion smug justification for such vicious barbarity. Yet, as a result of treacherous Hezbollah atrocities, The Star is probably correct in telling us that “The war has made Hassan Nasrallah even more popular in the Arab world” (8/3, A-1). This fact says all you need to know about the twisted values and intolerant habits still dominant in that medieval society.

Sam Gill
Kansas City

In The Star’s Aug. 3 headline, Hassan Nassrallah was extolled as a hero. Start a war and destroy your country, hide behind civilians, build an arsenal of 15,000 rockets to shoot off at population centers, spend a $100 million on armaments while the population suffers… Not my definition of hero!

Kurt Metzl
Kansas City

Comments

GCYL

“Just where do you think Hezbollah got the funding for those 15000 rockets?”

“But ... I don't think you're going to park the Hummer or slow from 80mph. When it's a choice of "talking the talk" or "walking the walk", talk is cheap.” - whispering_to_kc

Just when I thought poor Hassan Nassrallah wasn’t going to get any of that moral relativism love that he needs so badly, along comes Mr. Whispering. We buy a necessary commodity on the world market thus we consumers become responsible for how the sellers spend their profits. Evil, evil, consumers. How dare we kill those innocent Lebanese. Fortunately for whispering, Iran and the other sellers of petroleum products are not the world leaders in our efforts of global peace and understanding. Otherwise by whispering’s moral relativism we consumers should be buying larger Hummers and driving them over 80mph for a much better tomorrow.

GCYL

“The 1948 Arab-Israeli war was born of ...”

The Arabs inability to accept peace with a new Israeli nation. That Arab uncontrollable hatred that predates anything that happened inside Lebanon in the 1980’s.

“No matter how this works out, we'll be here again in 20 years or so. People don't change. We're all the same, like it or not.” - whispering_to_kc

Which is a very good point why the leftist efforts at appeasement and “understanding” of this radical Moslem hatred is useless.

whispering_to_kc

Just where do you think Hezbollah got the funding for those 15000 rockets?

If it funnels through Iran, the funding comes from ... you. Something like 3/4 of Iran's GDP is from oil. Oil is pretty much all they've got. Our increasing demand in the face of inelastic supplies is supercharging world crude prices. Double what they might be? Iraq, the pre-emptive war in retaliation for 9-11, is pushing prices up.

If "we" were willing to drive less or drive slower or drive smaller, it's within our reach to drive oil prices back down and strip the funding for the missiles raining down on Israel.

But ... I don't think you're going to park the Hummer or slow from 80mph. When it's a choice of "talking the talk" or "walking the walk", talk is cheap.

whispering_to_kc

History didn't begin a few weeks ago. This isn't a conflict over "twisted values" or "intolerant habits". It's a fight over real estate and power and religion. Just like usual.

Hezbollah didn't spring up from nothing. Hezbollah is the Lebanese product of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon in their pursuit of the PLO. The PLO was born of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The 1948 Arab-Israeli war was born of ...

No matter how this works out, we'll be here again in 20 years or so. People don't change. We're all the same, like it or not.

 
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