Always in Our Minds....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Defining Victory

Back in the old days, victory was announced easily by the winning side; it was too obvious and too clear that you couldn't possible deny it. Or maybe it was due to the fact that the "winning side" was the one doing the act of announcing, while the "defeated side" is busy in trying to save whatever left there to be saved...

But nowadays, people can talk for HOURS, even DAYS, about how victory was theirs. They would bring evidences, and talk with so much power and pride that you can't even question them! What really AMAZES me, is that BOTH sides are doing this these times, and in many times, it is the beatin' up side that is doing all the talking about how BIG their victory was!!!

But then it hit me! It's all a matter of standards! It's all about how you see things, and how you classify them.

You see, for one side, more than 10 military casualties is often considered a defeat; having one tank destroyed is considered a defeat, getting shot at one of their choppers or fighting jets, without it even being brought down or at least damaged, is considered a defeat; getting one missile landing on their territories, even if it landed on a deserted-life-empty area, is considered a defeat! For this side, I can't see how on earth would they ever defeat an enemy, let alone claiming victory!!

On the other side, the number of civilians being savagely murdered, no matter how high it reaches; hundreds or even thousands, doesn't mean they were defeated; having thousands of injured innocent women and babies is not considered a defeat; having all their villages and cities TOTALLY destroyed, and not having one block or stone over the other is not considered a defeat! For this side, please tell me how on HELL would they ever admit that they were defeated!!!

There's an old Russian saying that says: "If you don't have BALLS, don't try to have sex with women!!!"
If you are driving your car on the highway with your wife and kids aboard, and some drunk driver tried to pass you over, you'd simply move to the side of the road, and let that idiot go on his way; in your win-lose balance, you can't afford to have your family being subjected to even a remote-danger from that drunk guy. However, if you were alone in your car, the probabilities are very high that you would not only NOT get that dude gets away with it, you would even go after him and kick his ass! Because the win-lose balance it different now.

But if you don't give a shit about your wife and kids, then you would simply get into a fight with that dude, even if that lead to the death of your family, and the destruction of your car. And then you would so proudly go on TV, announce yourself the hero of your nation, the victorious man, who with all the courage of the world, faced that arrogant barbaric savage low-life guy, and stood up on behalf of all your fellow country men!!!!!

You know what's even more ironic? The so-called nation would fill the streets hailing for you, nominating you as the "absolute hero who brought the nation's pride back", going on TV channels talking hours and hours about how that dude was kicked in the ass, for the first time in AGES, and how that they are all filled with joy and endless hope that their cause will be from now on alive and heard!!!!

In the mean time, a simple math would be:

Your wife and kids are DEAD, and you are busy burying them
Your car is a piece of junk, and you have to walk from now on
And that dude is taking his own family in his own ride out for dinner....

Yeah...you were victorious...and that dude was defeated....

Irony of life.....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worrying about the wife & kids in a war with the Zionists = Israel's job. One has a lot of wives and kids to make up for it. All paid through international aid, either the U.N. or Iran or somebody. I need only love myself...

Anonymous said...

it is so silly of you to simplify the conflict and confine it to a matter of street rage... Actually in war there is casualties and i'm not saying the 1300 who died in gaza are collaterol damage...but I just wanna say that you can't let israel bypass the international law and impose a blockade...you just can't stand still for that siege because you are afraid that people will die in war... In fact people were dying as result of the embargo and the rocket launching was a hopless mean to get the jewish state to lift there deadly siege... Ok Hamas for the first time accepted the 2 state solution and offered a long term truce that means that they were not seeking any confrontation... Ok israel is a fuckin vicious intity.. Whatever you do you are still being attacked... You suggest giving up so they can live in peace ... I guess this is not how you can restor your right from a stubborn people..wars hâve always served as a pressure means to get better deals ... Even during negociations.... I got lots to say my friend but the thing is that there are lots of missing chains represented by lack of recalling certain recorded events in history ...

FaiLaSooF said...

i'm afraid you failed to recognize the main issues behind my post my friend.

I was referring to the high-standards of Israel, which make it almost impossible to win, and the low-standards of Hamas that they could never lose.

No legitimate authority can handle such HUGE number of casualties and destruction and stays in power. But in case of Hamas and HA, no matter how grave the loses are, as much as they still got one man with a gun in his hand, they are victorious; which is explainable giving that they are not legitimate authorities.

Israel, on the other hand, is a legitimate authority that can't stand such casualties and still able to keep its position in power.

It is, my friend, the LACK OF LEGITIMACY, and the LACK OF BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE that allows Hamas to claim victory, even though the Palestinians are being murdered.

That's what I was referring to.

Nowadays, and more than any time back in history, the dream of a united Palestine is sooo far, that one would laugh for just hearing such thought.....