Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Many Katyushot, Many Injuries

Haifa was just hit by 16 rockets and many people were injured. I recognize different places shown on TV, but of course exact locations aren't announced. I made a few phone calls to friends in Haifa.
Despite the continuing rocket attacks, I want to go home...

18 comments:

Chase said...

I just wanted to check in...hope all is well, considering. =/

delana said...

carmia, my heart is so heavy when i read your posts,And watch the news. that when i try to leave a comment it sounds so small..don't go home,you should wait it out.and when you do get home, love life more than you could have ever imagined.who knows maybe that child like fantasy of a loved world,a peaceful world is not such a fantasy. OR we could all listen to anonymous.(sorry was feeling sarcastic)

Proletariat said...

When S.Perez said today that this is a case of life or death between Israel and Hezbolla I just thought that this ain´t gonna end.
I'm 30 years old, and since I was born that I see this war in the middle east growing up...Israel never wanted peace and neither the arabs...
The reason is in what part of the conflict?
Just can´t understand war...

Anonymous said...

Carmia, just listened to you on CBC Canada TV. You are very brave and many Candians support Israel. BEWARE the CBC! It is a left wing Pro-Palestinian/ Islam organ and not to be trusted.

G M said...

Good Luck, I guess you'll need it.

Jim Barry said...

Hi,
I just seen your blog address on the CBC tv report (Canada) this afternoon (25th). So I'm checking in and will keep track to read your posts. Bless you, your family and friends. Be safe.

Yaakova said...

Carmia,
DO NOT GO HOME YET. I understand that you dislike being away from home, having to rely on the kindness of others. I had to do that for over a week, here in Florida, because of the hurricanes 2 years ago. (My 2 cats and I went to Georgia.) If I could hold out for a week --and I'm a sissy-- then I know you can hold out for longer than that! It's only been a few days.
May G-d bless you and keep you far from the North (for now).

Anonymous said...

I saw your blog on the cbc and as an avowed cbc loving left wing freak all I have to say is I just want all of this to stop. It's like the world's gone mad and it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with oil. Everything in the Middle East is about the oil. If Jesus comes back I'm not too worried for myself but I do feel bad for some of those televangelists in the States if their version of the afterlife turns out to be right. I think they're going to be punished for their idolotrous war-mongering use of God's name in vain. That goes for Hezbollah and the Ayatollahs as well. They're all peas in the same pod as far as I'm concerned.

Proletariat said...

In one of the episodes of the "Yes, to prime-minister", in a colloquy on Brussels, Humphrey Appleby over all explain the creation of the Europe for the necessity, felt for France, of, after Hitler, to allow Germany to come back to be part of the Humanity... Such as (still after Hitler) the Ocidente felt the necessity of if cleaning of centuries and centuries of "ghetização" and slaughter of the Jews promoting the creation of a State for these same Jews in Palestine. Not in the Uganda, as it starts for considering, but noutra land of (for it, Ocidente)"cafres" or "pariahs", in the case of the Palestinians. E thus was born the State of Israel, that the same Ocidente was not gotten tired to leave of this moment to protect and to set (or to allow that it was armed) until teeth, at the same time that it always denied the Arabs - and how - the same right. E this on behalf of what!? In our way of life? Not: mainly with the end of, to the cost of them - the such Arabs, and similar -, to ask for hipocritamente it forgives the God, and to History, for everything how much they had made in this chapter - of the "ghetização" and of the slaughter of the Jews, I repeat - until then. Being that, since, it is there what is known: for cause of this "generous" (for the Jews, it is clearly) gesture, the war was installed without truces in the Average East, for beyond that an absolutely catastrophic outcome for this e region even for the world is each more reasonable time in general. Pretty service, therefore! That it is only the price that for the visa all we have therefore to pay for the good conscience (if it is that it exists or some day existed) occidental person... Yahvé is valid us, is valid us Alá, is valid us God Ours Sir! Because who is that it can count on maluco of the Bush or the impotent ones of Brussels to decide these things, still for more with the other maluco - of Irão - installed there opposite, with the Bin Laden to the untied one, and with nuclear weapons of Soviet Ex-União in the market, to the bigger wait of one maluco that if it is marimbando for the fact of being able to unchain a nuclear war? Did we create a monster?

james said...

um....what are you talking about telavangaelist?...just..what?



and um contrary to your belief it is also about power ,religion, hate and many many other thing but mostly about the first 3 anyways your canadian you guys dont even have to lock your doors at night or pay for your own health insurance have an enourmous amount of resourses and what 30mil people so stop acting holier than though yes america has done stupid things yes some of us anre arogant greedy finatics just like in other countries but hey please please dont get your idea of america from televangelist that just stupid i also just wish for peace but some times have to accept the harsh realitys of life...there is evil,there is good,and there is reality i wish it was a peaceful world were we had nothing to fear but ask yourself howmany times has a war started in the middle east even before we used internal combustion engines

and id also like to say this i like cannadians the fact yall cant say about is helarious and your like the slitly strange nice people next door please dont destroy my vision....oh yea hockeys ok to....footballs stiull better though

james said...

Proletariat....um what?

John said...

Proletariat - I think you're better off writing your posts in English than running them through some online translating software.

Amir said...

The way Israel is bombing Lebanon, I can't help to think how long they've been drooling to take this country back 30 yrs. Because this reaction is definitely NOT about just 2 IDF soldiers kidnapped. Not only this point, but I can't help to think how much EASIER it has become to freely destroy Lebanon since Syria CONVENIANTLY withdrew its army in 2005 after Hariri's 'mysterious' bombing/assassination ;)

Proletariat said...

John, use the translator.
This is in Portuguese.

Assim como é mais fácil para vocês escreverem em inglês, é para mim natural que me expresse melhor em português. Mas como sei que a lingua portuguesa (apesar de ser uma das 4 linguas mais faladas do mundo) não é entendivel para a grande maioria que lê este blog decidi usar o tradutor tal como tu o usaste agora. Se arriscares traduzir uma pagina de inglês para português provavelmente quando o lêr também vou achar estranho. A tradução fica uma miséria...mas dá para nos entendermos...ou não?

Paz!

John said...

Let me try to summarize what you said based on my knowledge of French and Latin:

You made the effort to communicate with us in English, even though you can express yourself better in Portuguese. You realize that, even though Portuguese is one of the four most spoken languages in the world (really? did I get that right? seems like a lot - what about English, Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic?), we do not speak Portuguese. That's why you ran your post through a machine translation, producing a rather bizzare post.

To answer your question, I think it would be better for you to write in your own words in English, rather than Babylon-translated Portuguese. It's just easier to understand. We have readers from all over the world and we look forward to hearing from you, even if your English is not perfect. Take care.

Proletariat said...

That´s it John!
About the number of people that talks portuguese in the world is 250 million . 5th Language of the world. You can check this in google.
However you are right, the translators don´t seem to result well.

Peace!

Yaakova said...

Unfortunately, I still don't know what Proletariat was trying to express in the long comment.
In any case, I just wanted to find out how Carmia is holding up in her temporary residence. Hang in there, Carmia! This too shall pass.

Proletariat said...

Yakoova...In a few words, I mean that this problem is an issue of the international comunity. I think that when Israel attacks Lebanon they are making the same mistake that USA made in Iraq. There are conventions to respect. There are places to discuss this matter. What can we do if "tomorrow" any other country decide to attack another one just because they can do it. The decision of Israel will only make that the arab countries in the region will hate more and more the Israelits, (well we know that they already hate). For me, and many other foreigners, that see this tension outside the war zone, this is a task that USA gived to Israel to attack Iran later. About the text I wrote before, I think that if Israel have the means to destroy Lebanon and so on, is because we (international community) let you grow up as an militar country.
It sounds "funny" that Israel can have an outstanding militar force with the excuse of their security, and the other countryes in the region can´t. We know that there's a lot of issues in this discussion...
I'm on the side of the innocent civillians. If in my ordinary life a small guy makes me anything that I don´t like will I beat him to death?
Of course not. I will go to the authorities and make my protest. It's this that I think Israel had to made. Today 26 July 2006, 18h30, I will march in Lisbon against bombing Lebanon. And I will protest because we see that what Israel(USA) wants is to dominate the region. The issue of the two soldiers is a cinical excuse to overpower another country. I see Israel saying that is Iran and Siria that is behind this problem...why won't they bomb them? Yes, we know...Lebanon is a "small guy"...

I'm not against the people of Israel.
I'm against Israel politics.

Paz/Peace