This article highlights the absolute futility of war. Politicians make wars, not people. Hamas is exploiting the Palestinian people to achieve their own objectives. They are so ruthless they are prepared to use their own people as human shields.
The Isreali government continues to flout U.N. Resolutions by building settlements on Palestinian land making any peace settlement more difficult. Furthermore, the Isreali government deliberately blocks peace settlements by imposing conditions it knows are unacceptable and unfulfillable.
Having initiated war to appease egotistic ambitions, unscrupulous, power hungry politicians of both governments hastily retreat to their bomb proof bunkers leaving innocent Palestinians and Isrealis to die in their homes and in the streets.
You will notice that just about every commentator, media or political, talks of the conflict as though it were between the people of Palestine and Isreal. This is a deliberate attempt by those in government and media to cast the people rather than the governments as the culprits. In truth the people have little say in the matter. They are being mislead and exploited by their so called leaders, none of whom understand the meaning or responsibilities of leadership.
These so called leaders are not humble. They are arrogant. They visibly lack wisdom, humanity, compassion or any understanding of their roles as leaders. The truth is that security can only and is only guaranteed by peace. They would have us believe that it can only be secured by superior force. This is a lie.
Never in the history of mankind has any nation succeeded in imposing it's will through the use of force over the longer term. War is the weapon of the inconscient and inconsience is the ignorance of wisdom. We have been fed lies for centuries by those that consider themselves the elite. Their only motive is their own insatiable desire for power and control. Ordinary people have been their pawns and have died in the webs of deceit they weave in order to attain their selfish goals.
The ordinary Palestinian people, like the ordinary Jewish people and ordinary people everywhere want a few simple things. They want food on the table. They want to be able to live and bring up their families in peace. They want education and they want friendship with their brothers and sisters around the world.
This is the role and responsibility of leadership and world leaders have and are failing abysmally in their sworn duty of care to provide peace for their people and humanity as a whole.
We are not Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Hindus or any other religion. This is another lie we are taught to believe to divides us all. We are not Arabs, Asians, Europeans or Africans. That is yet another illusion we have been brainwashed into believing. What we are is humanity. We are all without exception, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters and their Is no difference between us except in shades of skin colour and outward characteristics. Inside though we are all the same and we all want the same things. Above all we want peace.
It is our politicians that want war to accomplish their own selfish agendas and it is time for the people of the world, all over the world to take to the streets, hold hands and say long and loud, enough. Give us peace or we will follow no more. We will make the peace between ourselves. We will join together, walk together, play together, eat together, dance together and work together. We will build joint inter-communal groups and share this wonderful planet and all it has to offer, together.
That is the sacred duty of leadership.