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Peaceful means always pay off

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Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Aug 7, 2006 at 02:03

I don't live in a fantasy world as you claim, I am with human rights and respect to human dignity whoever that human is, black, white, Christian, muslim, hindu etc. why don't we learn from history, how many great emperors vanished. Do you think that the great civilizations of today will last forever, The West can only survive and grow by going back to thier roots, the teachings of Christianity and Judism. Europe and America is destroying itself, face it and wake up before its too late.

The current war is hurting the west more than it is working for the west. This war is generating massive numbers of extremist, those kids who see their parents killed or treated like animals, they are most probably become extremist, if you watch the Arabic news and the type of images you see daily on Arabic news, you will not have any doubt on the damage this war is to the West.

Israel is bomobing civilians, arab Christian who are against Hizbullah has no choice now but to condemn what Israel is doing to Lebanon. I know that Hizbollah is an enemy to the Lebanese and has its own evil political agenda, however this war is making Hizbollah looks like a hero. Most of the muslims in the world is offering Hizbollah their support and resources, I mean the people not the govenrnmnets. This war is making Jordanian government as well as Saudi and Egypt look very weak in front of thier people. Those allys are very important for the stability of the Middle East. This war is weakining the West allys and Weakining the moderate Lebanees, especially arab Christians and moderate muslims.

If Israel could at the end disarm Hizbollah now, it is not the end of it, Israel has so much anger to deal with. You can not compare this war with the WWI and WWII. The ideology of the people you deal with is totally different, Islam itself can not accept by any mean a defeat. Israeli/Arab conflict has been going for almost 60 years and the way I see it, it will never ever end until there is a resolution that garantees the dignity and peace for both parties.

Yes we have to deal with extremist, but waging war that creates all this mess is the last thing the West should do. One story about a palestianian factory owner who has never engaged in terrorism, he is offering Hizbollah to be a suicide bomber because Israel has pumped his factory and killed all his dreams. What would you expect from someone has nothing to loose? this is the danget I am talking about.

You think it is naive to talk about peace and real diplomatic efforts to create peace. You should think twice because it is naive to even think that you will destroy your enemies by military. If you think that you won the war today, think twice because the situation wiil switch tomorrow. The only peace I belive in is the ever lasting peace that is built on good faith and sincere efforts for peace.

Peace be with you all and lead our governments to the true path

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