Well, Israel finds itself in the middle of a Middle East brouhaha.
And I just have to say: I’m getting really tired of it.
Do I support Israel’s right to be a nation? Absolutely.
Do I support Palestine’s right to be a nation-state thingy? Absolutely.
Do I think Israel and Palestine are behaving like two rotten children fighting over a sandbox?
How many world leaders have tried to broker a lasting peace? How many other nations have been pulled into this struggle? All with no end in sight.
One of the most telling facts I read yesterday involved the people of Israel and their support of the recent hostility.
Something like 78% supported continued rocket strikes on the Gaza Strip. Less than half wanted a ground incursion. And only 19% thought their government should work toward a peaceful resolution.
And there you have it. The crux of the matter.
There will be no peace because the people don’t want it. At least over 80% don’t. Which makes them willing participants in my eyes.
Aka “fair game”.
So I say let ’em duke it out. Let them bomb the shit out of each other and kill lots of civilians. Wound lots and lots of women and children.
It’s great propaganda, after all.
Let them turn Tel Aviv into a war zone and the Gaza Strip into a crater. While the world forms a ring around the playground to watch.
I know that sounds callous, but maybe when the human cost of the war gets high enough, both sides will reconsider peace.
Until then? I’m sorta done caring about them.