Ok. In one of my previous post’s I mentioned that we should investigate why were there 50,000 Canadians living in Lebanon and why they suddenly sought rescuing once the conflict started. I was totally out of line.
No Canadian should feel the need to give a “reason” about his/her whereabouts in the world. As a Canadian I don’t think I need to give a reason why I want to live in Canada, India or Mars. And if there is a conflict in the part of the world I am living, I don’t expect but I would be grateful if the government of Canada chose to help me out of the conflict. Why did I change my mind about this issue? Not the hundreds of pages of editorials or numerous hours on the talk shows. But because of the fact that almost half of the 50,000 Canadian are choosing to stay back in Lebanon to help out instead of leaving the conflict. Now that’s admirable.
The conflict rages on. Israel is finally doing what it should have done in the first place. It’s now participating in a low grade war with the Hezbollah guerrillas in South Lebanon. Not that I am advocating for a war, but why they didn’t start that way instead of pounding the civilians, I just cannot understand. In the meantime, US is firmly behind Israel and Lebanon, in other words, as usual, confusing the hell out of everyone involved.