Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Pass...

I'm going to venture a wild guess and say that Israel will get one. If you haven't been splattered with the headlines yet, here's just one...

Concerning the flotilla carrying aid to Gaza through the blockade.

Of course, depending on which article you read, reports are varying from 2 to 10 people killed and dozens injured. Israel is saying that there was no attack and point out that the flotilla could deliver cargo through one of their ports (uh huh...it would have totally gotten there).

Now, let's look at it this way...let's just look at this situation like it should be looked at. Pretend Israel isn't Israel in this case, that it is some other country...say Iran...what kind of actions would be taken then, I wonder. Not a little "shame, shame" finger wagging...not a shake of the head with the "you're a bad boy" look on the face. Hell no. It would be loud, worldwide reprimands with calls for some sort of serious action to be made. But alas, it is Israel...there will be no serious consequences.

No wonder these people got punished by God so often in the Old Testament, no wonder that the New Testament focuses on spreading God's love to the rest of the world...someone up there knew that this particular leopard wouldn't really ever change its spots. There would be calls of foul play and war if the situation were reversed and Israel the one under a blockade that denies aid. Yup, sure would.

Since it is Israel that is doing the blockading, I'm guessing free pass. No big surpise there.

6 comments:

bigunsfan said...

Free Pass ? So you assume Israel is guilty ?

If I have to choose sides,I'll side with Israel. Israel is unique and can't really be compared to any other country. I don't see how you get the "punished by God" thing.

Are you familiar with the situation in Israel ?

Have you ever read the Bible ?

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

"Free Pass ? So you assume Israel is guilty ?"

Israel is guilty of boarding and attacking boats in INTERNATIONAL waters. So yes, I'm saying they are guilty. Anyone else would call it piracy and shot the pirates.

"If I have to choose sides,I'll side with Israel. Israel is unique and can't really be compared to any other country. I don't see how you get the "punished by God" thing."

Punished by God= 40 years of wandering the desert, enslavement by Babylon, etc. They were punished for disobeying the Word and Will of God.

"Are you familiar with the situation in Israel?"

I am. I am also familiar with the big differences between modern and ancient geography. Israel today is not located in the land promised by God.

"Have you ever read the Bible?"

Several times, thanks!

Isn't it wonderful to be able to still express our differences, live in a manner which (pretty much) matches our own will?

bigunsfan said...
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bigunsfan said...

OOPS!! Second try...

Yes,it's wonderful. I don't want to offend you,I just can't follow your reasoning if you're familiar with the situation in Israel.

Israel today is not located in the land promised by God.

I'd really appreciate it if you could explain that one. I'd also appreciate another post with your views on Israel with the bible stuff that has to do with Israel.

Again,I don't want to offend you, I'm just trying to understand where you're coming from.

BTW I'm from Springfield,Mo.

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

I soooo don't have to do this very often...but yes, I am wrong about the location. I neglected to take into consideration the actual ancient border with Egypt was the "brook of Egypt" which widened the territory of Israel considerably. (http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-exodus-kadesh-barnea-southern-border-judah-territory-river-of-egypt-wadi-el-arish-tharu-rhinocolu.htm) So yes, Israel today is located in the promised area. However, that does not excuse blockades and the creation of international incidents. Was the flotilla designed to prompt a response? Probably. And just like any other good trap or operation, it worked. Israel did not play the better man in this instance.

As to my views on Israel concerning the Bible...well, that delves into my deep dislike of organized religion and the picking and choosing by organized religion as to what is taught, preached and explained to the congregation. Israel, like any other nation, has made mistakes but is still regarded as God's chosen. If you follow the Bible, both the Old and the New Testament negate that. I can't explain it as well as this article can: http://www.brucesbibletruths.com/God's%20Chosen%20People.htm

The main thing is that Israel, the nation, regected their one form of salvation.

I hope that makes sense!

Mayberry said...

They got a free pass on the USS Liberty. Being a former sailor, that one kinda sticks in my craw...

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke