Monday, July 31, 2006

To hell with being topical: The Qana Massacre II

There are times when certain injustices trump the need for adherence to topical matters. This is a blog that helps point those in the direction of Iraqi voices, sure. I haven't written or participated in this blog for some time for a number of reasons. I've had trouble blogging about the situation in Iraq for a long time now. What else could I possibly add? After hearing first-hand about some of the tragedy taking place on a daily scale, I feel I am irrelevant. I didn't go through that...
And sure, there's the argument that many Qanas take place in Iraq. Believe me, I hear it. But this brutal attack on women and children deserves mention everywhere and anywhere. 37 children were killed in an instant. This insanity has to stop. American weapons that were given to Israel to defend itself are being used to kill babies in Lebanon. Plainly, this is how most of the Arab world sees the situation now. And whether you like it or not, this is pretty much an indisputable fact.

I wish for peace and grace to prevail. But when such images are the realities of Israeli brutality, saying there's a 48 hour cease-fire just doesn't cut it. This will happen again. And when it does, I'm afraid of the consequences.

Here's the video of the Qana massacre. I warn you that it has very graphic images.

So I'm not overly indulgant, I must say that the Iraqi blogosphere gets more and more interesting. I appreciate the scores of new voices, which add vivid color to a exceedingly dim image otherwise portrayed in the media. I am humbled by your sharing. And I salut all of you.

6 Comments

#7/31/2006 11:20:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

It seems there is a bloodbath every other day.

I guess the Israelis wanted to get in on the action and stamp out all those five year olds before they became Hezbollah terrorists.

Somehow killing a bunch of chlidren does not impress the rest of the world quite as much as it does the Israelis.

 
#8/01/2006 04:25:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger mike

As a US citizen, I want to say I am profoundly sorry. And I know my friends and family are too. One day, this continuing nightmare will be over. Meanwhile, I feel helpless.

 
#8/01/2006 05:43:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Undisputable fact? I doubt it. But the fact that you make no mention about the hundreds of rockets and missiles fired from this small village or town shows the one sided and unbalanced view. Where is the outrage for all the terrorists that use woman and children as human shields? Why hide behind them and prevent them from leaving to safety? Anyways, those are indisputable facts, proven by and accounted by people on the ground!

 
#8/04/2006 12:26:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Faustynka

Every single life lost matters. Child or adult. Now the news says Cana claimed 28 deaths, not 16 childen not 52 as originally overstated. But even one child is too many. Two little arab brothers, age 9 and 3, were killed and burned beyond recognition, in Nazareth, another city of Jesus. These children's deaths did not get the same outrage and meter-high pictures in Beyrouth because apparently they were the "wrong" dead at the "wrong" time for their killers: Hezbollah. Neither did Iraqi children, Darfur chilren (millions!), Israeli children. Life and Justice is for all, in order for peace and prosperity to triumph. Let us mourn every single death, Arab or Jew, shi'a or sunni, as it were our own and reject the culture of killing, jihad, war. We are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of the one God, who is love and Mercy in itself in all faiths. Only when Mercy replaces revenge, and each life lost is mourned by all will peace come. Salaam, Pax, Shalom is the greeting that given in truth daily will save the lives of all children of God, not just those shown on TV

 
#8/06/2006 04:46:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous rich

There is no pretty side to war, but in this war against real monsterous, sadistic, and very evil terrorists there is going to be innocent people killed. There really has been no war where innocents haven't been killed or harmed, but in this war, hezbolla, hamas, al-qaida, or any other truly evil organization like them are intentionally attacking innocents and killing them, but for some reason morons in this country and around the world aren't getting that scenario. Most of it is from suppression in the news media in socialist/fascist governments, the real insitgators of hatred for western democracies, and the freedom of thought.

 
#4/13/2007 03:21:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

It is real tragedy, what US made with Iraq and what this stupid state caused by imperialistic politics. 650000 Iraqi civilians were killed. 12-120 people die daily in Iraq. 2,6 mln refugees. No democracy, only bloody terror.
Bush should be punished in Hague ( International Tribune ). People know, that this war was induced to have oil of Iraq.

 

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