Hezbollah Rockets Suck

Apparently the rockets possessed by Hezbollah are quite shabby, they miss their targets quite often, but that isn’t really the point of this post. This Sandmonkey poses some really great and insightful questions to people of all ethnic backgrounds concerning the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, in Lebanon.

Impressed by this point of view that I haven’t considerd before, I asked him what he would’ve thought, if a Hezbollah rocket had attacked a building in Israel, killing 55 civillians, of which 30 were children. He responded immeidtely “I would’ve thought it was great! A7san!”.

So I repeated the same question to 8 other co-workers, and the responses so far have been as follows: 7 said they would celebrate, and 2 said that such an attack would’ve been bad, but justified! Yeah! Not a single person said that the death of any civllian, on either side, is an equal tragedy. Civillians dead on our side is tragic, civillian deaths on their side cause for celebration. And if you think I am being unfair or demonizing arabs or whatever, do me a favor and try it at your work place and/or with members of your family. Conduct this little social experiment and see for yourself. The results are very interesting.

There’s an extensive list of very well thought out comments to read through too. As you can imagine, some comments are quite heated.

UPDATE:
Now, Sandmonkey has been slandered in a BBC-Arabic article. The author of the BBC article says:

The owner of the famous Sandmonkey blog, who published a Poem that encoruages Israel to flatten Hezbollah a couple of days ago, has said that Israel has encouraged a new generation of arab liberal to hate it.

The BBC article author flat out lied in his article, saying Sandmonkey published a poem encouraging Israel to flatten Hezbollah. That’s not the impression I got from the “Some slightly uncomfortable questions” post. I think that BBC author has gotten himself in more trouble than he probably knows. I think Sandmonkey is contemplating suing for libel. I hope he does.

With Love, From Israel

Go Isreal! Tear those Hezbollah pansies down! w00t! Seriously though, Israel is doing a good thing by attacking Hezbollah and Lebanon. They’re simply defending what’s theirs. Had Israel been left alone they wouldn’t have gone on the offensive. Civilians are going to die, there’s absolutely, positively no way to avoid civilian casualties when you’re firing rockets back and forth.
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This guy’s pissed off about the Israeli girls putting “greeting” messages on rockets being launched from Israel. The messages are, of course, intended for the Hezbollah members on the receiving end, not for the kids and other civilians that get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It really warms my heart to see those little girls writing on the shells. Arabs have been teaching their kids to hate Israelis for how long now? Israel has long been the target of Arab nations. It’s so freakin asinine how people and more specifically Muslims/Arabs get upset when Israel starts defending itself. I really think we’re probably seeing the beginning of World War III. I knew it’d happen within 5 years.

Dreamhost and World War III

The Dreamhost outage yesterday is now resolved. Four separate issues all came to light at roughly the same time, taking a good portion of Dreamhosts services offline. I personally assumed the Dreamhost outage was due to the poor connectivity between Level3 and Internap lastnight. See this image:
Level3 to Internap

It doesn’t sound like the Dreamhost issues had anything to do with their connectivity providers, but I’m glad they’re back up and running. I wonder who Dreamhost gets their connections from, probably a few different providers.

Is the Dreamhost outage the cause for high search rankings of “World War III” on Technorati? No, but it is pretty amusing that Dreamhost is one of the top technorati searches. It somehow doesn’t fit in with the rest of the top searches: “World War III”, “Lebanon”, “Israel”, and of course, “Bush”. Where’s “Hezbollah”?? heh.