August 8th, 2006

just me

Israel/Lebanon

Look, right...

I get to read a lot of opinions through my blogs and various acquaintances therein.

In the one hand you have the anarcho-lefties like me who, by and large, are supporting Hezbollah because they're the underdog and you always root for the underdog but also because Israel are a bunch of (ironically) near-nazi military thugs invading another country on what, really, is a rather flimsy pretext.  Two people get kidnapped and suddenly it's WWIII? Screw that.

On the other hand you have the standard issue yank Republican (And their allies the Blair apologist and 'Disgusted of Surbiton'). In their opinion Israel's response is fair and measured, they're doing it for the security of their country and its an outrage that anyone should be at all concerned with Israel bombing women and children at about a 10/1 ratio (at least) compared to civilians while Hezbollah engages in random attacks, human shields and other terrorist acts.

Look, right, here's the thing...

Both sides are cunts.

The difference is that Israel is a large scale, industrialised bunch of cunts with US backing, modern weaponry and THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER, while Hezbollah are a small scale, outnumbered, outgunned, unsupported bunch of cunts and are part of a larger group with a fairly legitimate grievance against Israel.

'But they're not fighting fair!'

Not to excuse random acts of terror in the slightest but if I had to go up against someone in a fight, not being the biggest bloke I'd have to fight dirty.

What it boils down to is this.

'If you're bigger than me, I'm going to kick you in the nuts.'

Anyone expecting ANY terrorist/freedom fighter movement to fight 'clean', is an idiot.

(And if you're wondering why I'm quieter than usually lately it's because the dollar is worth squat, I usually get paid in dollars and thus I'm having to work harder to compensate, hopefully I'll have more stuff out soon)