The Bleeding Middle East…
Iâ€™ve been trying to reach some friends in Palestine and Lebanon, and I must say that those who were able to reply to my emails, got me in the real picture, a horrible one, I may add.
In Lebanon, and besides the thousands that left the country, thousands are fleeing the capital elsewhere, leaving behind their homes and careers. Many are left homeless with no shelter, waiting for other peopleâ€™s kindness and sympathy to get their hands on something to eat or a place to sleep.
Not to mention the latest environmental catastrophe caused by this war. (Pics of the catastrophe)
Life is being stopped by force, an evil forceâ€¦
In Palestine, where citizens have been struggling to get a normal life for years and got used to Israelâ€™s mood-shifts, the situation is no better. Electricity is not available most of the time, employees and workers cannot go to work, more and more killings and bloodshed, less and less medical care available. In short, occupation is at its peak of aggression.
Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon… One canâ€™t but be really saddened when looking at the Middle East nowadays. The Middle East that was once such a fascinating region with its culture, religious diversity and breathtaking nature, is now nothing but a fight ring, a â€œwar-friendlyâ€ environment, where one can see nothing but destruction, suffering, disasters, bloodshed and pain.
All because weâ€™re believed to be the terrorists, weâ€™re believed to be the blood-thirsty, weâ€™re believed to be the provokers.
Or maybe this is part of the plan “towards a greater Middle East”? a “terrorism-free” Middle East?
I canâ€™t help but wonder, if Israel provoked an Arab country to wage war on it (which happens all the time but is ignored out of fear) would the worldâ€™s decision-makers have the same shameful stand itâ€™s having in the war on Lebanon and Palestine?
Would Israel be left to bleed and suffer while being asked to â€œcooperateâ€ and â€œstop terrorismâ€ and â€œnegotiateâ€ its safety?
Hell NO, so until when are we, Arabs, going to be asked to shut up, accept injustice and swallow our humiliation with a big fat smile!