Britta - Boise, Idaho
Entered on January 10, 2009
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: question, war
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Once again, when I was watching news tonight, I was disappointed and angry on how most media outlets chose to report the news. There is a full blown war being waged against caged Palestinians. Unlike in other wars, they cannot leave or flee the country with their families. They have no place to hide, no destination, or otherwise appointed safe haven. Not one place to go. Israel is claiming to concentrate their attack on the militants. They show that in their bombing of masjids, streets and residential buildings, where hundreds of civilians have already been killed. I do not condone violence coming from either side, but tell me, how in Gods World does anyone justify the bombing of a school, the killing of children. How do you? Am I to believe that there is something wrong with me, for feeling the urge to scream as loud as I can until something happens, someone cares, and maybe the human spirit wakes up. What do you feel when you see a father, sitting in front of a ravaged building, crying in pain, while his entire family is carried past him, dead all of them, including his five young daughters. What do you feel when you hear of all these children, blown up in bits and pieces??? Does it feel justified??? What is wrong with this world? Where is the outcry to stop this madness? Although I was born in this country, I spent most of my childhood in Germany, where I was taught about German history extensively. As we grew older, the pictures and descriptions became more gruesome, and countless times did I hear or read the phrase : Never again! Every time I hear that now, as an adult, I get a bitter taste in my mouth. Unthinkable crimes are being committed against human beings every day in countless places… and the world is watching ,while uttering the phrase” Never again!” Never again?