I’ve never seen so much rain falling from the heavens above. Maybe God is crying over all of the death and destruction going on in his world today.
Jesus was a Jew in present day Jerusalem 2014 years ago. Mohammed founded the Islamic faith in the seventh century, well after the Jews had lived in their present state for at least 700 years prior to Islam becoming a religion.
Hamas wishes to deny that Israel is a Jewish state. I watched their leader tell that to Charlie Rose in a television interview this past weekend.
The dispute in Gaza is over land and religion; one might surmise that most of the Palestinians are Christians, and not Muslims.
It is a fact of life that Israel exists and goes well beyond just existence; the Jewish state has prospered becoming a world leader in industry, science and medicine. They have a large security force well equipped and trained to protect their state.
Jews have been the greatest scholars on the planet for centuries. This enormous success has no doubt led to some jealousy from other races, nations and religions.
We feel remorse and sorrow over the recent deaths of Palestinians and Jewish soldiers and citizens. Long standing hatreds have been rekindled, refueled and now mainstreamed for world judgment on who is the guilty party.
Hamas keeps firing rockets and Israel sends back bullets and bombs in greater numbers. Innocent children and citizens are being sacrificed to bring empathy for the Palestinian poverty and entombment.
Futile attempts to dig tunnels, kidnap people, fire missiles, only lead to more bloodshed, death and destruction.
Americans would not tolerate Cuba, Mexico or Canada lobbing missiles toward any of our cities. It might be said that because of 9/11 we’ve engaged in two international wars over anger on the attack on our World Trade Center buildings.
These wars haven’t accomplished much, if anything, except for death, billions of dollars spent, and Iraq and Afghanistan are still mired in civil strife. It seems it might be worse now than when our armies arrived to free the people from their rulers.
We can do very little to bring peace to religious warfare between the Sunnis, Shia and Kurds. Vice-President Joe Biden, to his credit years ago, suggested partitioning Iraq, and dividing oil wealth and lands between the three groups. The concept seems more real today and is happening through conflict, not politics.
Americans have grown very weary of these civil wars and we could have troops on the ground today in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine, and still in Afghanistan, scheduled to withdraw at year’s end.
It would seem that the 26 Arab nations should solve their own disputes. But Egypt, a long leader of the group, is undergoing civil upheaval as well.
The Ukraine was a major part of the old Soviet Union like Crimea and many Russians living in that country would like to return to Russia. They have suffered from a corrupt and incompetent Ukrainian government.
The Ukraine has been the grain breadbasket for Russia and much of Europe, once the most successful Soviet State.
Russian can easily overpower present Ukrainian military.
Israel can easily overpower the Hamas in Gaza.
We can do little for the Ukraine, but we should and could be doing everything possible to ease the situation in Gaza. But what?
A pat on the back to Rep. Mike Coffman for stepping up to the plate in support of Israel at a rally last weekend at the Capitol. A Marine combat veteran, Coffman understands war and the terrible consequences of failed political solutions.
It appears that each of these situations may become worse, not better.
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to bring some cease-fire solutions, but the hatred is now running very deep and revenge and retaliation are rampant.
Iran must be dealt with and that is far more serious than the Gaza intrusions.
God really must be crying.
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