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Your arrogance is amusing.

Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: Yes my Filipino friend, only the opinions of Jews count

Submitted by a Filipino liberal (Philippines), Dec 19, 2006 at 05:50

...Not only are you wrong already in your assertion, but then you're even arrogant on top of that. That's two offenses already.

Far from the Philippines not having any emotional or historical attachment to the land (by which I assume you mean Israel, and, by extension, the Middle East), ergo, it is a "certain thing" that my opinion is not even worth reading because of this. (if it isn't worth reading, then why did you read it?), the Philippines has a strong emotional and historical attachment, because most Filipinos are either devout Christians or devout Muslims, therefore, the Holy Land has a strong religious significance for them. But more to the point, the Philippines actually has a strong physical attachment to the "land", in the form of the many thousands of Filipinos, mostly overseas contract workers, residing in the Middle East (around 5000 in Lebanon alone.) So when Israel, with arrogance far in excess of their usual standard, decided to bomb the country to pieces and kill hundreds of Lebanese civilians just because two IDF soldiers I don't know and don't care about were kidnapped by Hizballah, the lives of my countrymen were endangered by this warmongering action.

This probably explains my country's anti-Israel stance on this issue (the Philippines is usually pro-Israel on other issues). It also explains, for your information, why I, as a Filipino, am eminently qualified to be concerned about the goings-on in this region. It's worth noting that while Israel showed their usual unconcern for the non-Lebanese civilians (let alone the Lebanese themselves), Americans, Filipinos, and many others, Hizballah was usually cooperative in helping Filipinos evacuate the combat zones and escape their crossfire. Hmm, an "official" (according to the US State Department) "terrorist" group was kinder to civilians caught in the crossfire than Israel was - I wonder what that tells you.

Maybe, just maybe, you ought to get the facts straight, first... ?


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