The train wreck that has me upset is really nothing new. It’s just the latest round of the same-old, same-old.
And, the two trains crashing into each other are the Palestinians of Gaza… and Hamas.
I bet that you are wondering why I’m not mentioning Israel. Well, Israel’s certainly there. They’re the ones jumping up and down, waving their arms, and trying to get the trains to stop.
In fact, there’s even a THIRD train called ‘World Opinion’. That one’s coming down the track behind the other two.
Over the past few years, Israel has been trying to hand over control of Palestinian areas, hoping and praying that they would handle themselves appropriately – like a country that deserves independence and self-governance. And, there are a LOT of Palestinians who DO deserve independence and self-governance. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough to stop the rockets raining down on the city of Sderot (pronounced Ssdare-OHT).
No country in the WORLD has EVER been as patient and careful as Israel. While death and destruction has rained down on Sderot from rockets fired from Gaza, Israel has begged the Palestinians to stop doing this – to deal with Hamas. But, they’ve refused.
Not only have they refused, but the Palestinians have brought in weapons from Iran, hoping to turn Israel’s eventual re-invasion of Gaza into a bloodbath.
You see, Hamas is actually TRYING to get Israel to invade, so that they can kill as many Israelis as possible. They think that their Iranian weapons will inflict horrific damage on young Israeli soldiers (most ofÂ whom are still teenagers).
And, unfortunately, Hamas is right. The Iranian weapons that Hamas has smuggled into Gaza WILL inflict terrible damage on young Israeli boys and girls – but, only becauseÂ these soldiers will be doing their best to keep PalestinianÂ civilians from being killed.
You see, Israel has ALWAYS done everything possible to protect the lives of the innocent. Israel could destroy HamasÂ right now, without losing very many (if any) soldiers – but, theÂ number of dead PalestinianÂ women andÂ children (and men) would be horrific. Israel hasÂ ALWAYS done everything possible to keep innocent civilians from experiencing the dangersÂ of war.
But,Â I don’t think that they can do that this time.
So, that’s what I mean by ‘Train Wreck’.
And, it’s going to be awful.Â