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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Lebanon

My brother Dave wrote an interesting article about the conflict in Lebanon
I also wrote a comment that I have reposted here

hey dave

innoncence can certainly exist in this sort of situation
think of all those under age of reason or who live at home and have no choice but to be there: they are certainly innocents.
think of all the landholders and business powners who lived there prior to the hezzies moving in - they may have no where else to go, or no where withall to leave
think of the non combatant personnel - the nurses and doctors, the accountants even! some of these may be volunteering to be there, some may be there for other reasons.

life is never quite so cut and dried and black and white as we wish!

still good questions you raise - and certaionly food for thought that we don't become complacent. I'm reading some history of the second world war and the lead up time was significant as the major powers were basically very complacent toward Germany, although Hitler had been active since the 20s in politics.