Terence Mann: I'm going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave. Ray Kinsella: You can't do that. Terence Mann: There are rules here? No, there are no rules here. [advances with crowbar] Ray Kinsella: You're a pacifist! Terence Mann: [stops] Shit. [from Field of Dreams (1989)]
Has anyone else noticed that we seem to be the only ones that play by the rules any more? Iran says it won't agree to any restrictions on nuclear weapons... they send money, weapons and who knows what else to Hezbollah... North Korea says they can do whatever they want with their missiles and they won't comply with any UN resolutions... Syria supplies weapons and money and fighters to Hezbollah and weapons and money to any terrorist organization that holds its hands out... Hezbollah ignores UN resolutions to disarm and no one makes them... they fire their missiles with the sole intent of killing civilians (they certainly don't seem to be firing at the Israeli military in Israel) and hide behind the Lebanese civilians... they don't wear uniforms... they embed with UN personnel... they keep their weapons in civilian homes and rocket launchers in residential neighborhoods (orchestrating public opinion when civilians are killed... do you wonder why there were only women and children in this morning's blast? no men? and 7 hours until anyone reported the first casualty? hmmm...) Hamas fires into Israel... hides among the civilian population... hides their weapons among the civilians... Hezbollah and Hamas kidnap soldiers and start armed conflicts... but the only calls for restraint are on the nation that was attacked?
At what point does the world (and you can read that "Western world" if you want) say, "ENOUGH!!" ??
Why are we the only ones that seem to play by the "rules"? Are there still rules? If we're going to suspend the rules for some, then we should suspend the rules for all... Sometimes I just want to say, ok let's just get this all over with... take off the gloves and smash the crap out of these "rogues". No such thing as "world peace" if 1/2 the world says they're not interested... if parts of the world believe that all who die -- combatants or civilians -- are "martyrs" for their cause... if there is no impetus to protect innocents.
And the only thing Kofi can say is, "Well, we're trying to figure out what it will take to end this conflict" ?? Kofi... babe... DISARM HEZBOLLAH... DISARM HAMAS...
Time for the UN to grow some cajones ... or dissolve. Enough with the "resolutions" already.
Addendum: I didn't mean to leave out Iraq and Afghanistan from this post... The same cowardly actions of terrorists targeting civilians and hiding behind and amongst civilians... no uniforms... no way to know who will shoot you and who will not... and they hide in hospitals, schools and mosques to attack and hide their weapons and fighters... When will the rest of the world "get it'? When will they understand that terrorists do not play by any rules -- certainly not our rules. Time to wisen up... We are fighting an enemy that doesn't think twice about blowing up civilians and the planes they ride on... or the buildings they live and work in... schools where our children should be safe... hospitals that should be havens... They don't care. Understand? They.don't.care. They just want you dead.
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