The other day I overheard a conversation between a couple about the Syrian civil war, conflict, rebellion or whatever it’s called. I was at a busy office waiting for an appointment, so some of the conversation was not audible. And I usually don’t listen in on others’ conversation, but this was political, so I just had to listen!
This is from memory and I didn’t take notes, but it’s paraphrased as close to the original content as I can remember:
Man: …same as Bush did when he attacked Iraq for WMDs.
Woman: But they know that Assad has chemical weapons that he will use on his people.
M: Sadam DID have chemical weapons that he already used on his people.
M: If we get involved it will be the same as in Egypt and Libya. The Muslim Brotherhood is involved just the same and they will get hold of power in one more country.
W: But Obama (inaudible) out of the Middle East.
I was distracted at this point, so I didn’t hear any more for about two or three minutes.
M: I guess I really wouldn’t care. They are all Muslims anyway.
W: How could you say that? They are human beings!
M: Yeah, and their goal is to take over the world and make everyone be like them or if they won’t; kill them. I say let them kill each other and we stay out of it. Let them gas each other …
W: SHUT UP!
She stalked off and the man followed.
The looks on some of the other people around me told me that I wasn’t the only one listening. My name was called for my appointment just then so the conversation was put on the back burner, but I’ve been thinking about it since then.
I brought this up with a friend who thinks that maybe, now that Hamas has missiles that can reach Jerusalem, they will accidentally blow up the Dome of the Rock and the Israelis can finally build their temple (as prophesied in the Bible during End Times). She says this facetiously as in ‘wouldn’t it be “justice” if their bombing destroyed their holy site’ kind of thing!
Anyway, she didn’t take it (the discussion I overheard) very seriously since it doesn’t matter what we think anyway, Obama will do what Obama does and Muslims will do what Muslims do.
I find it hard to argue against the guy’s logic, but then I think of the humanity and innocent lives. Then I think of Obama supporting the Muslim Brotherhood once again and I get conflicted again.