Dutch Wrote: I just wonder if anyone realizes what is going on. Do not forget the objective of Isreal always has been to get the same borders as in the very "olden" days. It used to be a Palestinian country for centuries. The Palestinians were squeezed into tiny pieces of land (Gaza). Isreal makes their lives as difficult as they can. How would you feel if all of a sudden the Indians would chase you out of your house? This problem started from the day that the US and others created that state. I guess Israel will do everything to obtain their goal, whatever it takes, even if it will escalate in the rest of the middle east. Just for the fun of it read the "Bible"; there were always wars in and around Israel, since the beginnig of time. Nothing new!
Dutch Wrote: "Leftofcenter" Yes I hate to admit that you are absolutely right. Sorry to say people themselves made up all these rules; no one from outerspace did. Because of that the human "mixture" is more "stirred" than "shaken" nowadays (I mean due to more media available worldwide) the "balance" of power is more shifted than ever in all area's ( governments/churches/ industry/money, you name it) This creates the unrest in this world right now.
Because there were no World Wars lately ( so you can start with a clean sheet again) the imballance continues. Sure this affects all of us including little kids. I've never seen a armed conflict where kids were not duped. My parents were killed in WWII, so I know all about it.
But anyway you or I cannot change the present world. I hope and pray that someday people will come to their senses on this tiny planet, sorry but I doubt that.