I've been a member of this forum for a considerable while and though I honestly cannot say I "know" any of you, I have become used to the familiar and friendly "names" of our forum members, whether it's the usual HYIP discussions, contests, or sharing thoughts on sports and faith, and feel we all can share our thoughts freely.
The recent conflict in Palestine has been been very disturbing and I would like to start this thread to know what our members feel about the conflict.
Social media is splashed with gruesome and graphic images and on-ground videos of the massacre of civilians in Gaza, and thousands of people and organisations in many countries have come out onto the streets protesting the unequal and disproportionate "war" in Palestine. Several countries as well as the United Nations have condemned Israel's offensive on civilians as "crimes against humanity"....YET there is no respite and the killings continue unabated. YET the biggest world powers [USA] will not condemn such atrocities because it goes against their business interests with Israel.
YET even some of the biggest names like Rihanna and Dwight Howard will be bullied into apologizing for their tweets in support of the oppressed...because their bosses control the money strings that are somewhere related to Israeli sympathisers...
YET it has once again been shown that ultimately, all international policy is based on cold-blooded capitalism and business interests rather than facts.
This is indeed very depressing that while we sleep in our snug sheets and eat with our families, a section of humanity is being systematically exterminated. It is even more shocking that it comes from a people who themselves were subjected to mass murder by Hitler...I agree it's the scenario was different in some ways, but the effect is similar in many ways too.
Israel says it is "defending" itself against hand held rocket fire, and continues to expand its land grabbing in Palestine against all international law.
Palestine wants freedom from its open air prison, where its borders are manned by Israel more than itself, where even basic amenities have to be screened through Israeli soldiers to make their way into a "free" country. Even a democratically elected government is repeatedly quoted as "terrorists" and "militants" in the major media news coverage.
Here's another BBC article from yesterday - http://www.bbc.com/n...e-east-28397215
What are your opinions?
If this thread will lead to hate mongers and cannot meet the standards our forum has set over the years, it's better to delete it.
I say this because the images and messages in other forums are shocking.
I request the forum members to pray for peace and justice to the several thousand families that are going through hell.