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Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones staffing the seats of power and encompassing both the political and cardinal points of the world, would not have their heads buried in the sands of time, but be keenly aware of the lessons of history and know that no power, since the days of Rome, has ever triumphed in guerrilla warfare. They would be aware that:

  • The present approach benefits the hounds of war and the armament industry.
  • That Nazism takes many forms
  • Speaks many languages
  • Disregards human rights
  • It ‘Creates a wasteland and calls it civilization’ (Chief Seattle).

Given that in the interconnected world of systems, of which we are all part, the state of one part affects all others, it would make greater sense to send hospital ships to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean rather than warships. Regrettably, this will not happen.

We must therefore conclude that unless, we the people, vote into power persons with the stated qualities heading this letter, no permanent solution will ever be found.

If we care for peace and humanity, we must display the audacity to put a stop to the collective madness that is being displayed at present, divert armament funds and spend it on providing settlements, industries and a fair and positive future for all the oppressed of the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Marcello R Serini, Lismore

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  1. Marcelo
    Are you for real mate?
    Have you forgotten the unprovoked targeting of 1500 innocent civilians – murdered, beheaded, young girls brutally and violently raped then paraded half dead and naked thru the streets of Gaza to cheering religious mobs shouting “god is great” and the still unreleased innocent hostages?
    Men women kids and babies
    Stop hiding the hostages in civilian locations, homes, tunnels and hospitals where even more innocent human fodder , this time Gazan civilians, are at further risk too
    No more human shields
    You forget Hamas is an outlawed illegal terrorist group the world over mate – and for good reason
    Release the hostages now
    This initial genocidal attacks on 7/10/23 against innocent young civilians can never be condoned or be allowed to happen again, but oh yes, you guessed it, it’s been threatened again by Hamas with no remorse
    Just blinding antisemitism by racist terrorists with no legitimacy at all, even terrorising their own citizens and stifling off UN aid to buy guns for years
    Stop being fooled by those cronies who want to destroy and plunder without compromise in a very different situation
    First things first – release those poor hostages now
    What would you want done if they were all Byron citizens huh?
    Cheers all
    Byron and Sydney

    • The exaggerations never stop in search of justification… Try 1,200 not 1,500.
      Yes it was disgusting horrible violence, but no justification of the current genocide.
      An eye for an eye doesn’t mean a ratio of 31:1 for vengeance over innocent thousands & wholesale destruction of everything capable of supporting civilian life.
      Even then have you considered the open air prison conditions that fermented such action?
      Both sides are abhorrent

  2. Part of the problem is that even with the likely electoral demise of the present Israeli Govt, Hamas’ s Charter retains the philosophy and intent to violently install Hamas as Israels Govt, but even if Hamas, like the PLO, rescinds its commitment to violence, there are other Gazan Islamic Jihad groups who would then take up the Iranian backed, and armed, violence against Israel. While there is a local context to this conflict, it is framed by the same philosophy of Islamic terrorism, to violently get the whole world under Islam, that is rolled out globally in terrorist attacks on every continent.

  3. Wow! Neither of you mention the terrible sustained, decades of it!, invasion and brutalization and killing inflicted by
    the much more armed and dangerous Israel on Palestine and Palestinians. You think the Israelis would understand about
    David and Goliath battles! Rationalizing what Israel is doing is a very dark mind set. Doesn’t bode well for you or anyone.

  4. Too true, Helen !
    It seems “god’s chosen people” can do no wrong, at least according to these fanatic zionists.
    It is incomprehensible to me that Israel, with their history, should be committing this holocaust against those they have persecuted for over 75 years.
    When will they ever learn ? G”)


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