A bloggee has asked why Musings is silent on Gaza and more concerned with local issues like whether or not trains should stop at Longriddery and should Reston station be reopened (Yes and No since I ask)
Gaza is a horror and an abomination. And will remain so until the State of Israel realises that long suffering and oppressed people cannot be bombed and bullied into acquiescence. And until terrorist organisations like Hamas themselves realise that Israel is not going to disappear however many rockets are fired in its general direction. And also until the Great American Public take it in that unthinking and unstinting support for the Jewish state is not in their national interest.
Sadly I doubt if even a fresh broom like Barack Obama, with all the best intentions in the world, will be able to stand up, for any length of time to the powerful lobbies which direct their energies to ensuring that the US' 'special relationship' is not, eg with the UK, or with Europe but with Israel. In the heady mid 1990s with Rabin and with Arafat the Dove of real peace very nearly landed but since the Israeli statesman was murdered by his 'own' side the Dove has taken off in fright and the F16s
Perhaps when the blood letting, mostly of the innocents, is halted the talking can begin.
And I fear with the same result as before. Another brief pause in the 100 years war.
"When will they ever learn?" as that 60s protest song had it
So back to the dog crap