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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Arab and Jew - conversations in Nevada - to be continued

I met, not at the same time, an Arab man from the middle east and a Jewish man from New York on my travels through Nevada yesterday. (I have arrived in Salt Lake City.... but that's another story...)

The short, brown skinned man (who wouldn't tell me his country of origin, only that he has traveled extensively do to his work) was vehement in his belief that "those people" i.e. Hamas, al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, were terrible people who would do anything, including endanger the lives of children, to get into power. He felt the Israeli attack was necessary. He also felt our U.S. troops in Iraq were necessary - both to "protect" the people.

The Jewish man was as vehemently opposed to the Israeli army attacking Gaza, as he was opposed to our troops occupying Iraq.


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