Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ok, let me try to drum-up some sympathy here

I'm trying,,,

I'm really concentrating on just a leeetle empathy here,,,

Geeeze, this is hard....

Nope, can't do it.

It's really hard to feel any sympathy for an entire society that bases it's entire existence on hatred and violence.

Palestinians run as they try to cross to the Israel side at the Erez Crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 16, 2007. Dozens of Palestinians converged on the Erez crossing with Israel on Saturday, trying to leave the Gaza Strip following Hamas' takeover. At the same time, hundreds of people looted police positions on the Palestinian side of Erez, and at one point Israeli troops fired in the air to keep the crowd at bay. The looters walked off with furniture and scrap metal. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

And, naturally, it's all someone elise's fault
“I’m afraid to say this out loud, they may execute me for it, but there are a lot of people, including myself, who think it would be better if Israel came back here. Things would be much better than they are now,” said Samara (alias), a graduate of the Islamic University living in the Gaza Strip.

According to Samara, who lives nearby one of the Fatah strongholds taken over by Hamas in recent days, fear reigns in Gaza’s streets, and apart from gunmen and military officials, no one leaves their homes.

“The children are afraid all the time,” Samara says. “My nephews ask, ‘Why are the Israelis shooting at us?’, and we tell them it’s Palestinians. Then they ask, ‘Why are Palestinians shooting at us?’, and I have no answer for them.

“We have no food at home. We'’ve been living on soups and canned food for days. There is no electricity or continuous water supply, let alone medicine or essential hygiene products,” she explained.

The gun battles taking place in the streets keep all of Gaza’s residents in a state of constant fear.

Israel is not free of blame in Samara’s eyes either. According to her, despite the Israeli government’s desire to wash its hands of Gaza, it should have done so the “right way”, and left it with economic infrastructures.

“When people have money, they don’t turn to violence,” she said.

Samara explained that the economic boycott on the Palestinian Authority punished residents of Gaza, and not Hamas. She called on Israel to open the Rafah crossing and allow those who could to leave Gaza. “The Strip is like a jail, and we could die,” she said.

Samara also had harsh claims against Arab states, saying they do nothing to improve the situation. “Everywhere we go, even Arab states, the consider us to be terrorists,” she claimed.

Well lady woman, that's because of what you've shown the world for the last 50, or so years.
Israel forced it's settlers out and left you their flourishing greenhouses which could have been used for years to supply food and commodities--BUT, you had to go and trash them looking to loot pumps and electrical copper to sell on the black market. If they would have left you a pristine infrastructure system, it would have been broken in less than a week- why bother?

And Michael Medved, who is usually smart enough to win a chess game just by looking at the board was wondering on his radio program, why the other Arab nations (Egypt) won't allow them refuge in their countries.
Micheal, even I know that they have enough problems of their own without importing a roiling pot of violence.

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