Good God, what the hell is going on in the middle east? Hezbollah are clearly nutters – bombing Israel was a pretty bad idea in most people’s estimation. But Israel’s response???? To destroy roads, bridges, infrastructure… Lebanon is in a fairly dodgy state economically, and the Israeli army have pretty much finished it off by targeting civilian areas. And of course, hundreds of civilians have been killed/injured/rendered homeless. Under the geneva convention, bombing civilian targets is a war crime. This is a war crime. Yes, Hezollah are very very wrong to be bombing Israel – no-one is suggesting it’s a good thing, but there are ways to deal with this, and fucking up the entirety of Lebanon’s infrastructure is just evil. In the same way that the Israeli civilians deserve to get on with their lives and not have bombs raining down on them, the Lebanese people deserve the same bomb-free skyline, to have the bridges that were there yesterday to carry them to work still be there today, not bombed to shit by some Israeli war-head.
And the US? Israel’s biggest financial backer? ‘we’re not going to tell Israel how to defend itself’. Great. We’re all fucked.
Stop the world, I want to get off.by