Friday, October 27, 2006
Hypocrisy of the United States and Israel
The latest war in Lebanon is a good example of the United States and Israel flagrant violation of international laws and civility. The Israelis claim the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers justified the destruction of southern Lebanon. With the majority of the nations of the world condemning the Israeli attack on Lebanon the United States and Israel continue the bombing and destruction for thirty-four day. Only a few Jewish-Christian Evangelical people and the government of the United States perceive the Israelis as the victim in this life long conflict.
Whenever the adversaries of the policies and actions of the United States and Israeli government speak out in defiance, they are not recognized or even addressed. It is the arrogance of the leaders of the United States and Israel has created more wars and conflicts by not dealing with their international adversaries in a fair and balance way. If the Israeli response to the kidnapping of two of their soldiers was just and right than what would be an appropriate response of the Palestinians and Arabs for the kidnapping of the two dozen plus elected Hamas leaders of the Palestinian Authority.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Where is the United State’s Foreign Policies Leading the World Too?
Both Israel and the United States must realize that they are not always right in their actions and assessments of the other side. The snapshot gunboat diplomacy of the past will not work today or in the future with a higher educated and literate society connected to the internet. The rights of one nation of people cannot infringe on the rights of another nation of people i.e. the Palestinian-Israeli Crisis. As long as you have unilateral- bilateral powerful military nations thinking they know what is better for other nations of people by occupation, you will have perpetual wars.
For there to be peace there must be an understanding of nations of people that are that are different from ones own nation of people. The national interests of one nation can not over ride the national interest of another nation’s national security without military conflicts breaking out. Only by brining into balance what is right and good for one side applies to the other side too. If Israel has the right as a Jewish State to possess nuclear weapons, then so does Iran as an Islamic state. Not to say this would make the region and world a safer or better place. Quite obviously most people in the Middle East and the world for that matter would feel a lot safer if neither nation possessed nuclear weapons.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Staying the Course Will Only Bring More of the Same
It is the combination of the military and oil industrial complex and the pro Israel lobbies that are dictating and controlling the United States Middle East Foreign Policies. There is little to no difference between the Republican and Democratic National Party Platforms when it comes to the support of the big oil, military and the State of Israel. With the complicity of the American mainstream mass media the oil-military industrial complex and the Israeli lobbies have brainwash and misled the American people. The combination of these special interest groups has more power and control over the foreign and domestic policies and actions of the United States Government.
The United States government and people are at a major crossroad in history. One-hundred years ago the United States was a small young fish in a big pond. Today the United States is a big teenage fish in a small pond with the pond getting smaller everyday. It is time for the American people to take responsibility for the action of its government. For the American people to have more insight and understanding of the policies and actions of their government being the big fish in the small pond. Only by practicing what you preach and by leading by example instead of by military force will things change for the better. The Internet has opened the door for the world’s people to see the hypocrisy of the United States foreign and domestic policies and actions.