How many need to die?

Somewhere around 40 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting over the last few days. How many more need to die before Israel is satisfied? How long will the U.S. sit on its hands and look the other way?

Imagine if Mitt Romney were president right now. He would be offering troops and air support.

Do anything you can, do everything you can – though there is nothing we can do.

I’ve been searching for petitions to sign to ease my conscience, to reassure myself that there are others outraged by what’s going on in Gaza right now. The heart-break is too much.

And while the world takes sides, our most naive hopes are the most sincere. I certainly don’t wish for Israel to fail – but I also certainly weep for Palestine.

There are two people going after one another. You see one throwing stones while they try not to get mowed down by a rocket launcher.

And which side do you choose?

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3 responses to “How many need to die?

  1. Lindsay

    What is so sad to me is that both sides seem to view military action as a punitive measure. Not a lot of hope when everyone is just seeking revenge, not justice.

  2. Exactly. The vicious cycle needs to end.

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