An Unsealed Room: The Proverbial Rock and Hard Place

Sunday, July 30, 2006
An Unsealed Room: The Proverbial Rock and Hard Place: "If we keep a stiff upper lip, our chins high, our morale and determination intact and fight the good fight like tough soldiers, then we're painted as cold, heartless murderous creatures in the eyes of Europe and the U.S., and of course, the Arab world.

But if we bleed and cry and yell and complain about the awful endless barrage of rockets on Northern Israel, point out that we are suffering and dying too, and pointing out our victimhood at every opportunity, then Nasrallah gets to dance around and be the hero and savior of the Arab cause, pointing gleefully about how he's bringing Israel to its knees, and gets himself even more funding and support from Iran than he's getting, if that's possible.

So, yeah, we've got to do what we've got to do. And it may be true -- the world will hate us no matter what.

It's so hard to fathom that nobody gets that the only reason our numbers of dead and wounded aren't 'proportional' is because we have better protection and infrastructure and their missiles aren't fancy and accurate enough? That if they had the ability to kill us in greater numbers, they'd be doing it in a New York minute? These are people whose STATED GOAL is to eliminate the state of Israel. Compare that to our stated goal of getting rid of the weapons pointed at us."

2 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

...we're painted as cold, heartless murderous creatures in the eyes of Europe and the U.S.

In Europe, maybe. In the US, it depends. If you are the New York Times, then yes. I say this based purely on what others tell me. I haven't read it in some time and haven't subscribed in perhaps seven years or so. There may be other media outlets sharing this view.

Otherwise, in the rest of America, the cold heartless murderous creatures are those who are in fact the cold, heartless murderous creatures.

terrye said...

skook:
True.