The newest war on the planet is driven by old fuel. Some see it as a war between Jews and Muslims, other see it for what it is.
If Connecting the Dots ever needed to point out a few dots, this would be the one. We could have talked about this earlier, and we have hinted at it in a few posts. However the time has come to lay it out as it is. No doubt this will ruffle a few feathers for people that are standing too close.
When two or more countries go to war, that is exactly what it is, two countries and not two religions. The conflict with Gaza and Israel in truth has nothing to do with religion. However the Hamas government is hell bent on linking it to religion.
Consider this fact, there have been hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza by people into Israel. These people are not officials from a religion. They do not wrap themself in religious garments when they launch the rockets. The fact is they are just people who just happen to belong to a certain religion.
It is unfortunate that many of the people who are in these conflicts are of the Muslim faith, and their continuous cry tying their actions to religion has had a negative fallout right down to the subconscious. That message now deeply rooted in peoples subconscious is this as a war against Muslims. This has also set a certain feeling of being uncomfortable around Muslims as most if not all terrorist attacks are also somehow linked to Muslims.
The fact is the only place and group of people that could be seen as genuinely religious, and a conflict with them would be a genuine war against a religion would be a war with the Vatican and the Pope. With that said, chances are you would not see a Jewish Rabbi driving a tank into Gaza.
What we have here is some people who possibly went into an opium den a few too many times and fried a few too many brain cells, then deciding to go on a rampage. Unfortunately there are some Muslim Clerics that look to tie any conflict to religion that prompts these people on. The fact is these people only think they are fighting for a religion. But unless there is a parcel of land like the Vatican that they are defending, it is all in their head. To defend a religion is to defend a belief and nothing more. That belief is in the mind. It is no different and carries no more weight than believing in Santa or not.
So what we have is Israel defending it’s people from rocket attacks from some people with malfunctioning grey matter. If the Hamas government can’t or wont do it themselves, then the Israeli army can do the job for them. After all disrespect comes with a price, and it does not matter who, what, or where that is.