Concerning the recent Lebanese-Israeli conflict:
I am not a pawn on the board of an imaginary game, and neither are the rest of the Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli civilians whose lives are being toyed with. This behavior on the part of these leaders that were elected to lead their people is deplorable. I am infuriated that such risks and actions can be taken with absolute disregard of the lives that are at stake, the lives of the people that make a country what it is.
Has this region learned absolutely nothing from the last 50 plus years? Have all the past wars and deaths gone in vain? What kind of a civilization is this where leaders trivialize the lives of their citizens for their own personal causes? What kind of a civilization is this where people cheer army warfare?
The 21st century seems to have given way to no advances in humanitarian values. At the end of the day life on this planet is governed by the big guys playing their own private game of risk with us mere civilians as their pawns. We don’t know who what why or when, but it doesn’t matter because it serves some greater purpose.
Now I have a question for the big guys out there: What greater purpose is there than protecting the sanctity of a human life at all costs?