Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.
Most of you have declared among yourselves you’d never trust an Arab, which is prudent. And Israel’s certainly made it plain over the past few decades that it, also can’t be trusted. Which shouldn’t come as any surprise now that DNA proves they’re all the same folks, Israelis and Arabs.
But surely, you might be saying to yourself, there’s SOMEONE over there who can be trusted.
Well, in fact there might be people with a more trustworthy gene pool than that found among the Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians, Jordanians, Egyptians, etc. In Lebanon. People more European genetically. Probably descendants of Crusaders who occupied a bit of the region for a couple of centuries.
That is to say, if you’d trust a descendant of a Frenchman, Italian, or Englishman. Or German, Spaniard, any of those bastards as far as you could throw them. Trade a headache for an upset stomach, I suppose, and trust the Lebanese. Send them a few thousand tanks and helicopters, artillery. Flack jackets and M16s.
Pat them on the back and tell them to bring some European style honor, justice, compassion and ethics into the region. Crusader style.
There’s not enough confusion going on over there at the moment. Even with Syrians running amok with weaponry, Israelis grabbing every inch of territory they can see and killing anyone standing in the way of it, chaos in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Russia forgetting what WWII felt like, there’s room for US diplomacy. US leadership that’s proved itself time and again in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, you name it.
Time for the US to either get behind Lebanon or get out of that entire part of the world the way we got out of Vietnam when the going got tough. Hanging off helicopters while the getting was good.
Besides, those Lebanese are probably headed for hard times when the cousins quit fighting long enough to notice Lebanon’s not family. Bunch of dirty Europeans occupying territory which rightfully ought to belong to Israel or Palestinians.
As a Turkish friend said to me “I don’t even trust my brother” and he meant it.
Your friend, Clashgour, strikes me as an astute observer of family and other humans. Gracias, J
Family are the worst,usually,as you have nowhere else to go till you grow up
Katherine: Families are frequently the worst, though perhaps not always. Gracias, J
To generalize is always a grave error,Kath
Kath: Always, generally. Gracias, J
One ought to generalize now and then, if not always
KatherineB: Good rule of thumb. Jack