Saturday, July 29, 2006

tax dollars

it's almost 5 am and i can't sleep. that noisy propeller sounding plane is flying over my house again. i think it's a spy plane. the noise is pretty constant. as if it is hovering just above my roof.

we heard today that Israeli troops are pulling out a little in the South. Does this mean that their new shipment of bombs have arrived? the expedited delivery from America? they don't have to sacrifice soldiers on the ground anymore... now they can just blow us up from the skies.

here we go, ladies and gentlemen, a new round of bombings... what is there left to bomb anyway? the South of Lebanon is on fire. Saida is on fire. Beirut is on fire. i can't keep track of things.

biggest joke of the week: Condi went to Rome to try and make peace, but in the meantime America is sending Israel new bombs.

can someone tell me what they were thinking?

and worst news of all... with all this attention on Lebanon, the world is not paying attention to the new attacks on Gaza. for the last 2 days there has been constant shelling on Gaza. the sick joke here is that the Israelis were upset about having to pull out of the South, so they are taking it out on the Palestinians now.

when will we all learn that violence begets violence.

my dear american friends, your tax dollars are really starting to annoy me. no matter how much you protest the idea, you are all involved in this as much as i am. i know so many of you are protesting this, but it seems like your congress is not. if you really want to help me here, please speak to your congress. ask them to stop this madness.

22 Comments:

Blogger Richus said...

Zena,

I do not want you to change. I do not want to see what has happened to my best friend happen to you - tighter lines around the face, deeper sadness and deeper pains. I want you to be safe, I want you to return to your painting and making the world a more beautiful place.

Please do not blame those of us who work for food to raise our children, and subsequently pay our taxes, into those who make the decisions to support or give support to this crisis. That sort of logic can lead to very ugly results.

Violence does indeed beget violence. Hate begets hate.

Continue to love my friend. I pray for you.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

Many of us have and do write our representatives. apparently the pocktbooks of Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Remington Arms and other war materials manufacturers speek louder than us.

As with you and many others on both sides of the war all we in the US can do is keep trying and hope for the best.

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Ezgi said...

It's important to protest America inside, Americak citiziens must criticize their goverment.

As Rich said killers are stronger than us, but do not give up! Please arrange demostrations and do something to scream peace! Bush must listen to you!

We know, USA's economy is built on arm, they produce and sell weapons and of course they do not care Peace! But If there will be a collective conscious for Peace in USA and world, USA goverment will not be able to ignore your force. Americans, wake up! There are many countrys on map except USA! And they do not want USA's democracy. This democracy brings blood and tears...This is not democracy, this is a massacre.

Zena, thanks for your reply to my e-mail. I added your blog to my website. Keep blogging as much as you can.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish it were as simple as protesting, or writing to our congress people. What you don't know is that 99% of Americans feel completely powerless in the political system. It's like we have no say at all. Short of overthrowing our on government, I don't know what we could do to stop the American juggernaut. Voting doesn't seem to work. Neither do protests. Everyone seems to hate Bush and think he's a joke, and yet he still got elected for a second term. Who knows how that happened? Who knows if electing someone else would've made a difference?

10:40 PM  
Blogger MERKOVA said...

Zena ... I don't care how annoyed you are. My TAX DOLLARS are working for me. If I have to pay more to save Israel's FREEDOM and the US government gives 5000lbs bombs for FREE to Israel to pound lebanese targets, I am for it 100%.

What you, lebanese people, need to do is take back your country. Do not expect any symphaty from Americanslike me because your country is harboring terrorist.

There will be no PEACE until hezbolla is eradicated. Expect more lebanese deaths from bombing. Which my taxes paid for:)

3:13 PM  
Anonymous an american said...

MERKOVA you are a very sick person with a very sick mind.

this psychopath, MERKOVA, is not even an american nor he pays any taxes,

3:27 PM  
Anonymous an american said...

read
http://democracynow.org/


I recommend the interview with Noam Chomsky
http://www.antiwar.com/

to hear the intelligent american voices. not all of us are stupid

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MERKOVA is writing from jail ( where he is serving for muliple cirmes). please delte his post.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i feel your sorrow.USA,france and england gave 1/3 of hungary to that stupid romania.They have no rights und they suppress everybody.

3:31 PM  
Blogger MERKOVA said...

to AN AMERICAN .... You got to be an arab or a democrat with your anti war website. I probably pay more taxes than you do.. I was born in California and lived in California. And Oh by the way I used to resided in Jordan, Syria and Israel.

Delete my POST? I'm in jail. LMAO you guys have no idea what FREEDOM is all about.

Dont you people see whats wrong in lebanon and gaza strip?

3:57 PM  
Blogger MERKOVA said...

your quote ZENA "when will we all learn that violence begets violence".

You are so right except your one sided. And your siding with the terrorist.

4:04 PM  
Blogger faith said...

Unfortunately, America's politicians, both Republican and Democrat, are champions of the Zionist cause: That is the only way to get elected here and to remain in office. And if anyone here dares to criticize this approach, we are labeled as "anti-Semitic", Jew haters to shut us up. At this point, love, kindness and compassion can be my only effective tool living here. *We really don't have much "Democracy" left since our latest president took office.

6:47 AM  
Blogger MERKOVA said...

FAITH ... There will be no love, kindness and compassion in a country full cowards. Lebanon is self destructing itself. Its a TRAGEDY that a nation let herself be a HOSTAGE to a few crazy muslims.


WAKE UP LEBANON .... WAKE UP!!!!

10:13 AM  
Anonymous don,dallas , texas said...

Zena, i agree with you our congress and especially our supreme self appointed leader are wimps [i hope you get the satire]i havent heard anything about the us giving weapons to isreal , i dont know if we would hear. our govt is corrupt and so bent on secretsa . its frightening , i know you asked for no political info in here but thats the very foundation of the problem: politics. i have read many books written by holocaust survivors , and went to the holocaust memorial in DC back in dec. i was so moved and still am. What mankind can do to others is horreendous!~ . so my conflict is the jewish people know more than anyone about genocide and the horrors associated with it . i am so far away geographically, i try to understand all sides. its difficult to be objective when bombs are killing children. You are a peace loving citizen of the world and i hope i qualify for that also. my sould still aches for all ther destruction . i wish we could all live in peace and prosperity without prejudices, i believe it can and must happen , but all these enormous egos have to be removed. bye for now , don/dallas

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Louis said...

Your don't sound like a "artist" to me.

I think you're just another terrorist sympathizer.....

7:44 AM  
Anonymous to "Louis" and "Merkova" said...

"Louis" and "Merkova" using fake names, if you have the guts use your own name.

you have no write to use someone else's weblog to display your narrow mind. start your own blog and do us a favor do not come back here

5:47 PM  
Anonymous "Louis" and "Merkova" said...

"Louis" and "Merkova"
if you have the guts use your own name.

you have no right to use someone else's weblog to display your narrow mind. start your own blog and do us a favor do not come back here

5:48 PM  
Blogger MERKOVA said...

to DON, TEXAS ..... Dont you ever compared the Holocaust survivors to a terrorist country. This tragedy was created by the lebanese government and its people. By having hezbolla, terrorist, as part of the government they are asking the WRATH of Israel.

You should pity the many thousands of Iraqi's that was murdered by Saddam, or may be you didnt know about that. There's only one good side in this war. Israel is the good guys.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous get lost Merkova said...

"Merkova" or whatever f***g A**hole

I would love to write to you on you shity blog

why don't you write your freeky name and f*** blog and we do not have to disturb zena

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I protest Zena...100%.....so done. I am so sorry I saw your beautiful country way bfore any of the wars. you must be young and I am old......My sadness comes from knowing there was this magical place that has been just devastated just rising again...and now...more violence. WE have to give virtual hugs....(((((((ZENA))))))And all in Lebanon. Let there be peace.....And if anyone knows Gaby Debagioan...he was a friend of my family from way back when. In refrirgeration business. And Bill Haddad. Oh my...guess I am getting prety soppy here !
Bless All
Willow

2:23 AM  
Anonymous realistic said...

Zena, Many people choose to forget that America is there to help in times of crisis. Though our tax dollars do fund our military, and the weapons, those tax dollars also send aid to many countries. I wonder what these countries would do if this aid money were to just cease coming to them?
Though I hate war, it is a reality that there are evil men in the world. Unfortunately, that requires any peoples who wish to survive, an investment in their own defense. In my lifetime, I have not seen war on American soil. I have seen very little terrorism on American soil. That is the main reason I support a government that invests in our defense. I do not think of that as being a "war monger". I think of that as mere survival.
Just think, if the Lebanese government had been powerful enough, and chosen to boot Hezbollah out of your country, you would not even have this blog. You would still be living your normal life.
I do long for peace in the world. I, like most people, hate war and find it senseless. But I am also realistic. I don't forget that there are evil men in the world who would kill me just because I am not like them.

This being said, I do not support every action that our American govenment leaders decide to take.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Naima said...

Dear Zena,

Reading your blog, I wish the members of
Congress, and the president could/would read it as well.

American taxpayers(I can speak for myself), are enraged that our hard earned money is being used in a war we did not sanction, nor support.

I intend to write to my congress reps, as well as Bush to stop being two-faced; don't talk about a cease-fire.
If they didn't use American weapons, the war would not have gotten this far.

My heart breaks for the deaths of all the innocent victims of war; men, women, and children who just want to live.

8:13 PM  

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