decklin: That's a pretty bad story. I'm glad you got your computer back, though.
mathieu: My family is in Jerusalem at
the moment. Go easy on the bombing, okay? *S* (They are
on some church thing)
Actually, it was pretty funny (?). I rang them up the other night to see how they were. I spoke to my little sister, and I asked her how things were. She said that things were not too bad, and seemed to be calming down. I asked her what she meant, and she said, "well, we haven't heard any bullets today (!!).
The problem with the situation there is that neither side is totally right or wrong. Like normal, it is the extreamists who screw things up for everyone else. Did you know until the 1920's the Jews & Palistinans got along pretty much okay? The thing that wrecked that was a big influx of Jews who went and bought a lot of land from the Palistinans and started settling. Of course, some of the Palistinans got a bit upset about all their land being bought up and their towns and villages changing, and things have gone down hill ever since. You can't blame the Jews for wanting to return to what is, after all, their homeland. You can't blame the Palistinans for being upset about the places they have been associated with for the last few hundred years changing.
Just when things were getting better in Yugoslavia, too (my Girlfriend is part Serbian, part Croatian.) Why dies it seem everyone I know has to be involved in international trouble-spots? My (other) sister was in San-Sebastion, Spain when they found a car bomb there, too. Perhaps they are all involved in an international terriorist operation attempting to destabalize the world, and everyone knows it but me. Am I paranoid? ;-)