A Point Well Illustrated

23 Jul 2006

Normally I’m not in to politics on this blog. But just for this time I’d like to make an exception, because there’s something that needs to be said. I have to get it off my chest. It’s nothing personal against ‘the Jews’, ‘the Americans’ or ‘the British’. This is a fart in the general direction of the leaders of those countries.

From Jason Kottke:


In case you’re not that good at recognizing flags and you’ve been off the world for the last decades: Israel, the US and the UK are standing alone in the right frame. That’s a sign.

There’s a lot more cursing and shouting I would like to do. Really. But I’m not going to get into this. I just hope common sense wins this fight. If the war proceeds for much longer, I’ll definitely start a wicked rant about it. But seriously. I’m pissed off because of this entire situation. And you don’t want to read me ranting when I’m pissed off. Trust me.


Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Ethics, General, Thoughts


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  1. EdoK

    July 23, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Oh ! YOU are pissed off ? how do you think the people of Israel and Lebanon feel ?

    btw : I LOVE your blog !

  2. Jeffrey Summers

    July 23, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    Damn it! Now why did you have to go and ruin a good thing? I really loooked forward to your posts on the only subject you have any understanding and expertise! Let’s see you sit in your neighborhood and let terrorists lob over 1,000 missles into it and see how still you sit? Don’t get ME started because you don’t have an intellectual leg to stand on!

  3. » Gráficamente, imposible ser más claro.

    July 23, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    [...] Hoy leyendo Coolz0r, donde escribe Miel Van Opstal, de Bélgica me encontré con esta portada de The Independent un periódico Británico. [...]

  4. Néstor

    July 23, 2006 at 7:14 pm


  5. Vilas Pendse

    July 23, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    I think we should call for the Palestinian right of return and the end of this conflict immediatly!

  6. Coolz0r

    July 24, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    Jeffrey, thanks for the warm words and trust in my sanity.

    Let’s see you sit in your neighborhood and let terrorists lob over 1,000 missles into it and see how still you sit?

    *reversing what you said* Let’s see what you’ll do if you can’t get to your job anymore because of a complete lock-down of your region. Let’s see how you’ll grow vegetables if the only thing they leave you is dry desert sand. Let’s see you being happy if they ignore your democratically elected government, and eliminate parliament members one by one. Let’s see how you can survive if all money is blocked at the borders, seized because they want to. Let’s see how you’ll get by when they deliberately bomb water supplies, airfields and economical infrastructure (banks, government buildings). Let’s see if you’d like it that they tear down houses with bomber jets, bulldozers and other stuff because they ’suspect’ terroristic activities. And so on. Palestinians have nothing left. They have nothing to lose because everything has been taken away from them. That’s what makes it the situation so explosive.

    I don’t approve of suicide bombing. I don’t think guerrilla warfare is the answer. But if all other options are blocked or out of reach, for some people it seems the only way out. Unfortunately.

    Again. I don’t want to take a side. But Israel should step down. And Hizbollah should do so as well. War is not the answer. It never is!

  7. moritz

    July 24, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    no point in starting a fight over a briliant front page cover that explains what so many of us feel.. i wish we could do more to prevent any kind of conflict. this situation just illustrates how insignificant we can all be. there is nothing we can do to prevent or even solve an issue such as this.. our voices are day i hope to be in a position where i can be heard and this my friends is my ambition.. sigh

  8. Woke

    July 25, 2006 at 8:31 am

    War is not the answer. It never is!


  9. Rob Mason

    July 26, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    As a UK citizen I am embarassed and ashamed that our so called “leader” can’t do the right thing and publicly acknowledge and comdemn overly agressive acts by both states.

    Maybe he should take his head out of Mr Bush’s arse and take a look at what the world is really like…tosser.