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[Reader Response] The Israel-Lebanon Crisis

Posted by Lex Fear on August 4, 2006

Teaching children to burn flags, paint bombs, or kill indiscriminately without ethical and moral objectives is a spiritual abuse. It removes the meaning and purpose behind the conflict and replaces it with hate and suffering.

Last week I posted briefly on the Israeli-Lebanon crisis and my views. You can read it here.

I received a couple of comments from Kath, who is one of the friends I’ve never met, author of In Training. Kath is an American engaged to a British Royal Marine, so she knows what its like to be in a relationship in 2 different countries, as I am. We don’t share many of the same views on war or politics, but I read her blog and find it interesting what she has to say, occasionally finding some common ground! It’s always good to hear a viewpoint different from what you believe so I never take offence, and I’m pretty certain Kath doesn’t either. The comment that Kath made is as a follows:

“I wonder if you’d heard the actual background of those photographs with children. Might want to check out this site to get the story: http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/07/18/the-fucked-up-pictures-explained

Also, I find it interesting that you are going after Israel for what you call “brainwashing” of children, (without knowing the story) but say nothing of Hezbollah or the Palestinians using them — which is well documented.” – Kath

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[Child Soldiers] Following the Israel-Lebanon Crisis

Posted by Lex Fear on July 28, 2006

I’ll start by saying that I am not anti-Israel and I believe it has a right to exist as a nation, as every other nation does. It also has a right to defend itself. However, what Israel is doing is not defending itself, instead, it is conducting it’s own state sanctioned terrorism against a weak fledgling state.

If you want to read some intelligent and alternative commentary on the Israel-Lebanon crisis, then check out The Osterley Times. Kel manages to pull in and analyse a lot of news reporting on the situation.

“When this senseless fighting is over, when we finally know the cost of this war in terms of loss of infrastructure and loss of human life, we will be justified in asking what was it all for when the Israelis accept a deal that was always on the table before she unleashed carnage in the Middle East.” Kel – The Osterley Times

I found this post particularly disturbing. The creeping smile on the little girls face in the second image is haunting. Still, Israel is not the first nation to employ this tactic against the enemy. Terror groups in Afghanistan, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda have all used brainwashing on children to fuel their conflicts.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 NIV

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