Monday, August 1, 2011

Middle East; the human tragedy

Middle East region, until now, kept churning. Every day, mankind witnessed conflict and even the human tragedy. Conflicts occur between the internal area and external causes. Situations and circumstances in the Middle East not only be a test of the UN presence, but also, for humanity as a whole. Israeli attacks on Lebanese territory, the last few days, which took the lives of innocent civilians is a clear evidence. It is estimated that casualties in the thousands of people.

Israel, a country formed by Britain with about 7 (seven) million, no doubt, is one of the main sources of conflict. No less, the government of Indonesia also assess the actions of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon had violated the provisions of international law including the law of war prohibits making civilians the target. However, with the support of the United States and its allies, Israel is free to carry out the actions and desires. Casualties on the civilian side does make the Israeli government expressed sorrow. But, of course, just crocodile tears.

Again, signaled America's political run double standard look. Americans reject UN resolution on a ceasefire in the UN Security Council meeting. Rejection of the United States and Israel on a cease-fire efforts make a world of frustration and can only bite the finger. The world could do nothing but criticize and upset. Increasingly formed the perception that the United States being partisan in the Middle East conflict and run a double standard in pushing democratization and human rights protection in the world, as in the case of Iraq and prisoner abuse at Guantanamo (Reuters, 08/02/06).

Support all-out United States to Israel, Lutfi Assyaukani (Kompas, 08/02/06), motivated by several things: first, because of strategic reasons, and second, for moral reasons. Both of these reasons in recent years began to be questioned, including from among observers and academics in America itself.

For America, the strategic reasons linked to the role of Israel to stem the Soviet influence into the Arab world, as a military base, and to reduce terrorism. And the moral reasons that Israel is a weak state, democratic state, Jews are a nation that had suffered, and the citizens of Israel are citizens of pacifists and morally better than the Arabs, Israel is more reasonable therefore be assisted and supported rather than the Arabs . These two reasons, both strategic and moral reasons, review Lutfi (Kompas, 08/02/06), can no longer be maintained.

Suit against a variety of reasons relied upon American politics in the Middle East, should encourage and open the eyes of Americans to want to change the foreign policy that has been executed. America as the sole superpower of the world with all the power he has is one of the key factors for conflict resolution. Ironically, rather than as a mediator, Americans are more influenced by the Jewish lobbies. Jewish lobbies become a barrier to the desire to realize peace in the Middle East.

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