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Israeli attack carefully planned?

The US recently expedited a shipment of precision bombs to Israel as a result of the attacks on Lebanon. The shipment is a result of a multi-million dollar deal that the US made with Israel last year where Israel can “draw on as needed”. In an attempt to show that the US doesn’t favour Israel ...

Inconsiderate ignorance

I have been reading through CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s blog, and he asked his viewers to share their comments. I couldn’t believe the inconsiderate ignorance of most Americans who responded to his article. In general, most of the respondants seem to think that Israel is “doing the right thing” and all terrorists in the world ...

Justified response?

Israel’s death toll: 24 people killed (including 12 civilians) Lebanon’s death toll: ~150 people killed (Mostly civilians, including 7 Canadians vacationing) Entire apartment buildings have been reduced to rubble. Is the IDF trying to use scare tactics to intimidate militant groups? I don’t think it will deter the enemy, it will grow the enemy. Update: ...

Israel attacks Lebanon 6

Israel is going down the path of starting a major war in the Middle East by invading Lebanon in a response to an attack/abduction on Israeli soldiers by the militant group Hezbollah. Israel was already busy on the Palestinian front with invasions as a response to an another soldier abduction last week by a Palistinian ...

What would Jesus do in Iraq?

So just last week I posted an entry entitled “War Etiquette” that discusses whether it was morally right for the United States to invade Iraq. My dear friend and spiritual guide Kara, analysed whether the it is morally acceptable based on Jesus’ standards. I think her writings are very important and hits bang on. I’d ...

War etiquette 7

One thing in war that I’ve always found to be hypocritical and even sometimes amusing is when an army bombs a target with the intent of eliminating (assassinating) that target and then attempting to save that person’s life after the raid. Such was the case in the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi hit last week in a ...

Bush regrets cowboy rhetoric

From this Yahoo News article, referring to a recent White House news conference along with Tony Blair. In unusually introspective comments, Bush said he regretted his cowboy rhetoric after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks such as his “wanted dead or alive” description of Osama bin Laden and his taunting “bring ‘em on” challenge to Iraqi ...

Iraq war deadly for journalists

In addition to the 2,414 US soldier deaths in Iraq and the official 17,648 soldiers wounded, the Iraq war has been extremely deadly for journalists. (Casualties in Iraq) According to Freedom Forum, (a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to freedom of the press) there have been 74 journalists killed in Iraq since 2003. This CBC news article ...

Bush on a tear

There is no stopping this Texas cowboy. He is on a rampage and his global bullying policy isn’t stopping with Iraq. Even while Iraq is escalating into a potential civil war, the US debt is reaching an all-time high; Bush is still spewing his venomous threats toward Iran. Bush preaches using diplomacy to resolve the ...

Remembering the heroes 1

Yesterday was the day that we remember the heroes who fought in the World wars. The moment of silence is an intimate and important time to remember and respect the millions of people who stood up and fought for freedom. Last year I wrote a Remembrance day message. This year I will tell you about ...