So I've been wondering about what makes one a defender? It's not as simple as calling people liars or cheats. It's about a game that we've been playing for 11 000 years, and which we all grow up in. And it colors us.
Apes in suits, festering ideologies and festering religions, pounding war drums. Like that Swedish general whose vision, according to what a friend told me, was that without us going into NATO, preparing for that final world war, Russia would sweep out from Ukraine into the rest of Europe, attacking Sweden, all of it 'conventionally?' of course. A result of deep military pondering. Maybe he should check with a map?
" Samples of the seized material were later found to contain uranium and weapons-grade plutonium"
So you might wonder, is that possible?
" Plutonium does occur naturally, but at very low concentrations. Indeed, it is all but unobservable, except by very sensitive modern analytical techniques. The reason that plutonium (and other transuranic elements) are so rare in nature is that being radioactive, they decay with a characteristic half-life. "
Leon Uris once wrote a gripping tale about the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto and their final uproar and resistance in the second world war. Well worth reading. Think it's named Mila 18? Yeah, it is, checked it.
I can't help but associate what happened in that book to what's happening in Gaza today, As people finally realize that no international community, not even fellow Muslims, will act in their defense.