Does anyone really believe that there will ever be peace in the Middle East? It has been a violent region since early biblical times, it always has been, it always will be. In my opinion, real peace is a hopeless dream.
Wars, terrorist activity, often over religious difference; and so many other reasons for the hate and fighting are too numerous to mention. You name it, someone is killed over it. They have been fighting for so long, it’s in their genes. Children are taught to hate, to especially hate Israel and Americans. They are committed to destroy us.
The moment troops left Iraq, the door was reopened for militants to have their way. While our troops were there, Iraq was not at peace, just not as violent. When our men and women left, so went civil order. What did we think would happen? Oh, we gave them some weapons, some training………..but you can’t teach will.
American lives were lost, many lives damaged……..physically and mentally, and now for what? My son was in Iraq for nearly a year as an Army Staff Sgt., I can’t imagine how he feels now. I don’t have the answer, but there does need to be a military presence to keep the violence to a minimum. It just can’t always be the United States. How long do we sacrifice our military men and women in a hopeless land and for people who have no gratitude, only hate? You pray for the children, that attitudes can change……praying just for hope. Peace is another thing.
Was it all in vain? I pray that it wasn’t, if only for the sake of our men and women who sacrificed for the freedom of others.
I would like to know your thoughts, what do you believe? I would like your comments……what do you believe should be our roll now?