Det er spesielt interessant å lese libanesiske, egyptiske og syriske blogger for tiden. Der får en med seg ganske mye av hvordan vanlige mennesker i regionen tenker om demokrati og egne politiske lederes udugelighet. Innleggene genererer naturligvis kommentarer, og de fleste av dem er overraskende uttalte i sin fordømmelse av terrorisme, vanstyre og korrupsjon. Det er ikke dermed sagt at blogkommentatorene gir et representativt bilde av den arabisk og/eller muslimske befolkningen i Midtøsten, men bloggene gir et helt annet bilde av befolkningens ønsker og drømmer enn det norske medier formidler.
En av de mest populære egyptiske bloggerne, Sandmonkey, har følgende beskjed til jihadistene: (*)
We are the only people in the world who talk about dignity and honor when it comes to military conflict, and who will continue fighting losing wars, unprepared and undermilitarized, because of reasons such as «our pride and dignity» and then wonder why the fuck we lose. I mean, can you imagine if the Americans acted the same way? They would never have left Vietnam. They would stay in Iraq forever. You don’t see a single American saying «we should stay in Iraq because our national pride and dignity are wounded by the insurgents attacks». Only we would use some half assed justification to keep fighting wars we can’t win, where we keep getting our asses kicked, and some how don’t see the folly in it at all.
And all of this talk about Israel targeting civillians really pisses me off. Let me clear it up for you once and for all: Hamas and Hezbollah don’t have military bases: they plan, operate and attack from homes, where their families are. The Israelis, in order to retaliate, they have to attack those homes, which always lead to those women and children, who live in those houses, to die. If Hamas and Hezbollah don’t want civillians to die, don’t fuckin plan your attacks or launch your attacks near civillians. But you know they do this on purpose, so it would look bad on the Israeli if they attacked. Dude, they called the airport 1 hour before they hit it to have it evacuated, they warned all of southern Beirut yesterday to take cover because they don’t want to kill them. Not Hezbollah. Hezbollah doesn’t give a shit who their missiles hit. And somehow, they remain blameless in the Arab mind: after all, they are not Jews. Listen, you can not talk shit about how you will beat and destory Israel, and then scream «Humanatarian crisis» when they hit you back. Either suffer the consequences of your actions or SHUT THE FUCK UP. I am sick and tired of your fuckin POSING!
(* Jeg har rettet noen skrivefeil.)