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If only all humans could rise to a level of dignity that's within this one man... We would cease to have wars. Please read the brief article about a doctor who refuses to hate, it will render you to tears. thinkingblue

Gaza doctor refuses to hate

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Ever wonder why Israel and Hamas are playing the same game that kills many and accomplishes little? Why is Israel and Palestine in a continual state of war? What's it all about? Take a moment or two and watch a brief video I found on facebook, (from member )perhaps it will help you to understand the dilemma of these two warring states. It helped me understand the “WHY IT ALL BEGAN” but the underlying human hatred that seems to be at the bottom of all the world’s conflicts bewilders me and should baffle the hell out of any thinking person. (Why? Because hate solves nothing and worse it takes away any form of logic.)
It appears, human beings have not evolved (flight or fight mentality) beyond their caveman beginnings and because of that, with the accelerated transformation in technology, (which gives us better and more lethal tools to annihilate each other) we’ve created a losing battle for all, no matter what the philosophical reasoning behind the killing and maiming.
In addition, it’s only going to get worse, probably to the point where NUCLEAR will become the word of the day.
IMHO, no peace talks in the world will stop this... a very sorry outlook for all the new humans entering existence. They will be born into suffering and pain in a world of hate, misery and war.
Yes, cynical, I am but perhaps the message of hope within the following short film will become the destiny of our species, after all, we are the most intelligent animal on Earth. What are we waiting for let’s start using our smarts? thinkingblue

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  •  Anytime there's an "intractable"-seeming (6+ / 0-)

    conflict, there are people behind-the-scenes invested in keeping it going. There are powerful interests who want to keep the little people at each others' throats. Always.

    Think of it as karmsy's first rule.

    The United States hasn't been able to broker a peace treaty between Israeli and Palestinian settlers because the United States is invested in the bloodshed in the Middle East, to further its own sick aims.

    Thanks for the video.

    Supple and turbulent, a ring of men/ Shall chant in orgy on a summer morn...

    by karmsy on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 06:02:49 AM PDT

  •  from reports this morning, it appears that (5+ / 0-)

    the present Israeli incursion will continue, at least for the short term.  It appears right now that the ratio is about 15 civilians killed for each Hamas member killed, from IDF reports.  It also appears that as many as 40,000 Palestinians have been added to the permanent internal refugee numbers as their homes have been destroyed.  Every Israeli incursion results in Palestinian homes being destroyed and these structures are not rebuilt due to the embargo on construction materials into Gaza as dual purpose materials.

    IDF also reports destroying 10 Hamas smuggling tunnels and 30% of Hamas' rocket and missile arsenal.  However the reality is that the tunnels in Gaza are well concealed and very deep.  The ability of the IDF to locate and destroy any but the shallowest of tunnels is limited at best.

    The IDF has knocked out the limited electrical power plants as well as the water infrastructure so Gaza now lacks water, electricity and sanitation.  The IDF also hit the Hamas run hospital on the grounds fighters were sheltering there.

    Here are a couple of things from Juan Cole:

    It appears this current incursion will last at least as long as the past incursions, as the IDF "mows the lawn".

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