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of knives and gunfights..

yesterday night while changing little jj's diaper i noticed that there was some foreign looking objects in her poo. hehe remnants of potatos, and possibly some broccoli. so basically the food has passed thru the system la. yeay. it is definitely something to celebrate la kan. after the senorita toiled hard in making them baby food. hehe at least we can be sure that little jj is eating it la.

i just video called the senorita and she said that little jj helped herself to some servings of apples. tengah dok melepak dengan mama dia sambil nengok her dad do the crazy dance in his cubicle. hopefully no one saw that la kan. kang ape plak orang pikir. tak betul ke si acat tu?

strength in ignorance. is it true that what we don't know will make us stronger? bolder? take more risks? or does not knowing something absolve you from taking the necessary actions to right a wrong, to correct your own mistakes.

i was reading this random online poll on israel and palestine. its just a simple who do you support kind of poll and at that moment it showed marginal tilt towards israel. i got an email from someone telling me about it and asking me to vote to sway the cause to the palestinians.

anyways, reading some of the comments on the site, there was one comment that caught my eye. something about those supporting palestine don't really know what its like, try living in Sderot for a few days and see how its like' well i'm paraphrasing la but that was what the gist of the comment is all about.
sderot. where the fuck is sderot. i did a google search and found out about the whole area from a wikipedia entry.

Sderot, less than a mile from Gaza, has borne the brunt of Palestinian rocket attacks since 2001. These have killed 8 residents, wounded hundreds, caused millions of dollars in damage, and disrupted daily life as well as the local economy. Nearly all residents have been traumatized by the frequent sound of air-raid sirens and explosions of incoming projectiles. All local schools have been fortified.[4] From mid-June 2007 to mid-February 2008, 771 rockets and 857 mortar bombs were fired at Sderot and the western Negev, an average of three or four each a day.[3] Studies done in recent years show that the continued rocket fire and the large number of shock victims have led to post traumatic stress disorder among many of Sderot's residents (close to 30%).

so since 2001 the death toll from the attacks of the crude man made rockets were 8. i'm not belittling the trauma or the terror that they faced over there. it must be really scary not knowing when ur house might be hit by one of them qassam rockets. but technically when a country is occupying another country they will definitely be at war with each other and with war there's always going to be casualties. but crude home made rockets are no match to the more technically advanced bombs and weaponry that the israel army had unleashed on the palestinians.

u don't bring a knife to a gunfight. the women and children who have died don't even have the means to fight back. the people of sderot have the choice to leave because it is not their land to begin with. the palestinians will continue to suffer in their own homeland.

the israeli army believe that by wiping out the hamas resistance they would stand a better chance at peace. well their deifinition of peace is pretty much suspect to begin with.

i wonder if the increased aggresions on the eve of the power transition in the us is just a ruse to raise the hopes up in the middle east. i mean under the bush administration, we've seen a lot of wars. now that he's leaving there's like a firesale on wars and we're left to think that maybe under obama things would be different. but would it be different?

incidentally, what's the death toll now? 900 in 19 days? really doesn't compare to the 8 in 8 years eh.

entah ler.
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