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The Madness of War Illustrated

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Israeli Children Sign Shells to be Fired Into Lebanon

This is one of the sickest and most disturbing pictures I have ever seen. While most Israelis want peace, obviously some Israelis are teaching the next generation to hate.
Dear God, isn’t this war sick enough without getting children involved? And what were these people thinking? I mean, they might as well have printed up and distributed recruiting posters for Hezbollah and Al Qaeda. Jesus wept.

Update: Israeli authorities have confirmed that this incident did take place, the images were not created by Hezbollah as propaganda.


(Use of the above APC image is claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. It is an historically important image, it is not being used for profit, and it is central to illustrating the subject of this post.)



Written by unitedcats

July 19, 2006 at 6:20 am

Posted in Propaganda, War

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  1. Israel, being a nation of compulsory military service, does have an interest in diverting the conscientous objector at a young age. That being said, in a regions such as the Middle East warfare is more than just something seen on television as it is in the United States. It’s an everyday reality, to be dealt with by adults and children alike.

    Part of what activites, such as writing messages on bombs and shells, do is boost morale, be it civilian or military. Israeli children are scared, as they should be, rockets are raining down upon them. In Lebanon I would not be surprised to find Lebanese children engaging in similar activities.

    It’s easy to decry such activites from a third person point of view but I think until we experience the daily horror of rockets and warplanes sailing overhead and killing those around us we should hold on passing judgement.

    dr. gonzo

    July 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm

  2. i’m not sure why this is the sickest and most disturbed” pictures you’ve seen…i’d hate those for whom the missles are intended (aka hezbollah). i’d want my kids to dislike them as well.

    let me get this straight: we have a group that wants to take out another nation, and people…and you want the kids to send them valentines?

    there is nothing sick about this war besides hezbollah’s attitude towards human life. (there’d be much fewer civilian casulties if hezbollah would fight them on a battlefield and not in an apartment complex.)

    and i don’t think that either side of this war is caring greatly about the fact that “jesus” is weaping.


    July 30, 2006 at 5:46 pm

  3. Both sides have sworn to “take out” the other. I’ll stick with the teachings of Jesus:

    “In the former law it was said: “Do good to men of your own nation, and do evil to strangers.” But I tell you, love not only your own countrymen, but people of other nations. Let strangers hate you, let them fall upon you, wrong you; but you speak well of them, and do them good. If you are only attached to your countrymen, why, all men are thus attached to their own countrymen, and hence wars arise. Behave equally towards men of all nations, and you will be sons of the Father. All men are his children and therefore all brothers to you.” -Jesus Christ (Mt. v. 43)


    August 13, 2006 at 11:47 am

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