tiggerfink - 11/30/2004 1:57 PM
I have been in the Middle East for about 10 years. Not all folks there are bad. We just have problems with the extreme fanatic religious groups that want power. Unfortunately the local governments in the Middle East are walking on a thin line of trying to stop the fanatic religious groups because the government does not want to loose power as well.
If we remember the western history of religion, the Spanish Inquisition did the same thing during the dark ages. In 1995 Aum Shinrikyo gas a lot of folks in the subways of Japan. Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese religious terror group.
Hezbollah may have good intentions in the beginning, but it has turn into a terrorist group of killing innocent folks.
I got most of my information from the Internet and by living around the world.
Thanks tiggerfink for the info. I went through the whole site just now. There are a lot of things that are not that accurate, but I agree with most of it.
Another thing is that there a lot of accusations that are still that. What I mean is that there are no or little evidence so far to conclude a judgement.
Another point, is that most of what was said wasn't put in the context of war. We suffered from a war that lasted from 1975-1990. Although they called it a civil war, I beg to differ. It was a war including Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Lybia, France, Italy and the US. They all participated in the war in one time or another.
It couldn't be more internationalized.
And in time of war, a lot of bad things happen on all sides. And I'm not justifying these actions. I'm against any form of terrorism anywhere anytime. We're one of the countries that suffered the most from terrorism. My father was almost killed by a bomb in the eighties. It happended few meters in front of him. We had cars blowing up everyday, even in movie theaters under the seats. I tell you it was horrible. It was like what's happening in Iraq, but worse: On a daily basis for 15 years. Nearly 200,000 civilians dead. Thank God it's all over now. It's been peace for like 14 years now. Hope it last [;)].
tiggerfink: Have you ever been to Lebanon? Or only Saudi Arabia?