Monday, August 14, 2006

Writing About the War

A soldier gives an abandoned dog water from his
bottle (one of several amazing photographs taken by Lisa)

Lisa Goldman of On the Face has put up the best-written piece about the war ("Welcome to the shooting gallery") that I have seen until now. It is an account of her stay in the North over the last week before the cease fire and includes a number of stunning photographs.

8 comments:

tod0001 said...

Hello ya'll,
I was wondering what your thoughts are about iran and Aug.22?

Amos said...

Dear Tod,

Thanks for reading. We'll try to have some thoughts up soon. have you read Bernard Lewis on this?

All the best.

tod0001 said...

B Lewis is exactly what I was asking about.
I am really interested in your thoughts on this...maybe e-mail me?
tod0001@wwlnk.net

Anonymous said...

You better think about where you can move to away from the Middle East.

G_d has forsaken your people. In every other war Israel has been in since 1948 G_d has blessed your people with miracles to help you win, but not this war.

Why?

I believe it's because of the tolerance that has been seen in your nation for homosexuality, BSDM, and other immoral behavior.

Chronicles 24:20
New International Version (NIV)

20 Then the Spirit of G_d came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, "This is what G_d says: 'Why do you disobey the LORD's commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the LORD, he has forsaken you.'

tod0001 said...

http://www.filehigh.com/serve/16932/215846.jpg
Very nice picture of dog!! My dog's name is "White Dog"....

tod0001 said...

in reference to;
" Anonymous said..."

"You better think about where you can move to away from the Middle "East."

I am sorry but, I have never heard God refer to himself as "anonymous".

But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self."

"Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."

Amos said...

Dear Tod,

Sorry there is no piece on Iran yet. Everyone is very busy at the moment. I think that at the end of his piece, Lewis says something to the effect that this particular day may not turn out to be so crucial after all. It might merely signal some kind of "beginning" of some new stage for Ahmadinejad. Thus, I think (or hope very much) that August 22 won't be the day of some kind of apocalyptic scenario. Nevertheless, it's very worrisome that so little attention has been paid to the Iranian nuclear issue because of the war.

The picture of the dog and owner (you?) was very blurry, but it's a beautiful dog.

As always, thanks for reading.

tod0001 said...

Yes, that is a blurry picture of my dog "White Dog", and I.