Us and TheM

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“We weren’t ready for this. I don’t think it has sunk in yet for anyone. Any minute it’s all going to pour out. You see a friend of yours blown to bits. It’s the worst feeling you can imagine. I can’t understand why a 20-year old has to see something like that,” he said. “What happens up there is not human, you can’t describe it.”

Israeli soldiers deal with grief, trauma continues..

But Sgt. Ron Yehushua, 21, of Jerusalem, said there were moments of beauty in war, too.

Despite the brutal carnage he witnessed, he said the image etched most deeply in his mind was that of the Lebanese family he encountered in the midst of battle. He said he shared some of the little food he had with them and handed a young girl a piece of candy.

“That’s the bravest thing I did,” he said. “I was afraid that in war people lose their humanity, that they become bad. I will carry that memory with me because it reminded me that I am human, and that I am fighting for peace.”

Picture a Hezbullahbullah soldier doing that…Nah..don’t bother.
Never happen.

15 Responses to “Us and TheM”

  1. ABF says:

    True differences in ideologies … that’s why we continue to fight … one with humanity in mind, and one not.

  2. Mike says:

    And that’s why they could never beat us…

  3. Phil says:

    Being bad is not such an unusual thing to have happen after being in a war where you are bombarded by seeing bad things happen to your buddies in a war time situation in fact there were many reports of what was classified as Vietnam Syndrome where many vets would clam up with in themselves and not want to talk about what they had experienced, they would often use the excuse of if you haven’t been there you will not understand then just not open up to anyone. The first time you see your buddy in a trench with you who you have been chatting with for the past 4 or 5 minutes and then to look over at him and find his head completely shot off is the initial shocker then after a battle hardened soldier has seen this happen many times it can tend to make a person crawl within themselves and have a look of nonemotion, a blank like stare that is cold and chilling.

  4. Kevin says:

    Though I’ve only known a few people in combat, it’s pretty clear that war changes them. So to make war on someone, you’d better have a very good reason. We’ve got one now. Civilization vs. barbarism. Freedom vs. Islamofascism. However you look at it, this is a war worth fighting, and we’d better step up to the plate soon. Skirmishes aren’t going to solve the problem.

  5. Gayle says:

    Hi Angel! I liked this post and no… I cannot imagine a soldier of Hezbollah doing any such thing – ever!

    Blessings, gal… keep up the good work. We must show these sort of things as the MSM is doing such a lousy job of it!

  6. The MaryHunter says:

    Hezbollah soldiers? Try terrorist cowards. So sickens me that, the more Israel does to be selective and reduce civilian casualties, the more Hezbollah uses civies as human shields. Share rations with Israeli civilians — or even their own? Sure, laced with cyanide – then they’d accuse the IDF.

    Excellent, short and sweet post. You go girl! :D

  7. Phil says:

    The MaryHunter I think that Angel is short and sweet too. Well definately sweet I am not sure on how tall she is but she is definately a sweetie.

  8. Neurotic Mom says:

    That is really great Angel, you sure don’t see the media showing anything on the Isreal side. Keep it up Angel you are doing great.

  9. Brooke says:

    The media won’t show this, the same way they will not show our soldiers doing great humanitarian things in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Thanks for getting the word out, Angel! :D

  10. Angel says:

    Thanks Y’all…sure is comforting to read these sweet, supportive comments! :)

  11. KarL mMM says:


  12. Ma r t i n @ b l o g b a t says:

    If a Hezbollah soldier did do such a thing, every western network and Al Jaz would be there in HDTV, and reply it for the next ten weeks (following the lead of the NYT). The uninformed viewer would see nothing but images of collateral damage from Israeli missiles and the Hezbollah Santa Clause.

  13. kevin says:

    Tag x 3

  14. InRussetShadows says:

    Quite true, Angel. The media does not publish this for the same reason that Muslims never change course, once committed to action — they both fear the humiliation at being wrong. Because all both groups really have is their peer groups (both eschew truly eternal standards) and their own pride, they will continue down foolish paths until they are utterly defeated.

  15. Red_State_Blue says:

    Still Lessons to Teach…

    the example displayed by Mr Netanyahu of selfless, loyalty in time-of-war, deserves deep and full contemplation….