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Have you seen the Damage caused by Israel--respond to Mohamed

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Submitted by Debbie Shafer (United States), Aug 1, 2008 at 19:28

Yes Mohamed, I am sure glad to hear Hitler is not one of your favorite people, and that every nation has a right to exist. We have found common ground on this. Good. I do acknowledge there has been damage and destruction by Israel, but is has been in response to Rockets. I wonder if everyone would just keep their word, and not cause an incident, if we could maintain the peace? It takes two sides to keep their word.

In my family, our word is our oath, and we do not break it. It is called honor, even though you may not like what other people have said or done to you. In the USA, law enforcement comes after the aggressor, or the criminal. There are courts, and judges. Hopefully in most cases, the victims are vindicated, and given compensation.

I also believe there should be a wall to divide the two states, Palestinian and Israel. Not to take sides, but to keep a barrier between the two regions, so that its not possible to cross or invade each others territory. Put up boundaries. I think this has been discussed. I am sorry that supposedly civilized human beings have to fight all the time, my goodness we are not living in the Dark Ages. It is wonderful to live in peace, be prosperous, enjoy your family and friends, without having to take somebody out all the time.

It is productive to family life, and longevity. We love our freedom in America, that is why we are prosperous. There is system to live by, with hard-working people trying to achieve goals, and make life pleasant and enjoyable. I just do not understand this death and destruction by Hamas or Hizbollah. Surely they have other things in their lives that excite them and make them happy. Are people really happy taking lives all the time?

I would like for all people to taste of prosperity, send their children to college to make a good living, and add positive accomplishments to society, become a doctor, a lawyer, contractor, mason, factor worker, pharmacist. Goals and achievements make a person feel worthy and useful, and with the right education it can be done. We never think of death and destruction, because we are too busy trying to make life better for our children and grandchildren.

I honestly believe this website has done a great service to people, so that they may get their views out, and try to find common ground, knowledge and understanding can be very helpful. Do you believe it is fair to impose a religion on people. Yes everyone thinks their religion is the true one. Suppose someone is wrong. I'm not pointing fingers, but wouldn't it be better to live in harmony, and let people make their own choices?

Thanks, Debbie

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