Two Views, One Picture

My spouse and I have passionate views, and, like many areas, we’re not on the same page on the future of this latest Lebanese war. (Of course, it’s not against the Lebanese, it’s against whomever’s last taken over the country, but that’s another story.)

Richard Bartholomew has yet again captured the real essence of the war. With every place I’ve ever lived in targeted by rockets, and seeing the damage up close on both sides, it’s clear that, whatever the terrorist or military goals on respective sides, it’s the innocent civilians on both sides of the ridge that are doing the brunt of the suffering.

Israel, unlike its enemy, does not have the luxury of blanket bombings of civilians and this complicates and extends Israel’s attack against Hizballah and, as a result, the casualties inflicted on civilians used as shields by terrorists and their rockets.

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