I note that the peace activists’ are having difficulty linking cause, effect, and responsibility.
Take the current hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah. Tracing back the events to the first cause,
we find Hezbollah crossing Israel’s border, then killing and capturing
Israeli soldiers who were manning a border security station. If a
Mexican militia, say of a drug cartel, had done the same thing to US
border agents, the US would have wasted no time in declaring war on
that cartel. I believe the drug cartels know this, which is why they bribe the border agents instead of kill and kidnap them.
Israel did not immediately unleash the war machine. The gave Lebanon
and Hezbollah an avenue to avoid an all out war: return the kidnapped
soldiers. Hezbollah did not, and has not, done that; but at any time if
they desire to end the conflict, all they have to do is return the
kidnapped soldiers and lay down arms, and hostilities will cease.
for some reason, anger over the conflict is directed at Israel, instead
of at Hezbollah. And persons who are not the Israeli government or have
nothing to do with the Israeli government have been targeted for blame
in the conflict.
Six American Jewish women were attacked in Seattle yesterday
by a Pakistani Muslim man angered over the Israeli war. One of the
women was killed. How are these women even remotely responsible for the
Prime minister John Howard of Australia had his car attacked today
by crazy “peace” activists who demanded of the prime minister that the
Israeli war stop immediately. And how is John Howard or Australia even
remotely responsible for the conflict? Furthermore, as not even a party
in the dispute, how does he have the power to stop the conflict?
I do note that if peaceful peoples do not defend themselves against tyrannical aggressors, we will in fact
have peace in this world, or the complete absence of conflict, which is
what these activists seem to be clamoring for. We will have peace
because every last person, and every last individual liberty, will have
been subdued by totalitarianism. But is that the peace these activists