The title of a recently released CBS News article is “ISRAEL pays last respects to Ariel Sharon” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-pays-last-respects-to-ariel-sharon/).
“Hundreds of Israelis lined up outside Israel’s parliament building on Sunday (January 12, 2014) to pay their last respects to Ariel Sharon, the HARD-CHARGING former prime minister and general who died over the weekend”, specifically on JANUARY 11 2014 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Sharon). Let’s also note that “hard-charging” people often get into A LOT of TROUBLE because THEY DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS. This is the definition of ARROGANCE a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Uri Rottman, “a mourner who said he once served in the military with Sharon”. “MY HEART IS BROKEN. Israel lost the KING OF DAVID. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO DESCRIBE THE MAN, THEY DON’T MAKE PEOPLE LIKE THIS ANYMORE“. David was the “PROCLAIMED King” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David#Proclaimed_king). This implies that Sharon, like David, thought of HIMSELF as A SAINT. Again, this is the definition of ARROGANCE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Finally, “Residents in Qibya on Sunday (January 12, 2014) remembered the village’s darkest hour. Qibya resident Hamed Ghethan was just 4 years old when the raid took place. He said he could remember older residents placing their hands over the children’s mouths so they wouldn’t make a sound”.
More specifically, “as he surveyed the ruins of buildings destroyed in the military action”, Ghethan said: “Sharon’s name reminds me of… MARTYRS from my village“. Again “martyrs” suggests that Ghethan regarded Sharon as A SAINT.
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “ISRAEL pays last respects to Ariel Sharon”. Once again we are reminded that Sharon is only a hero to ISRAEL which is HATED throughout the Middle East and Arab world. To THE PALESTINIANS and their supporters, Sharon was A TRAITOR. It’s important to keep BOTH perspectives IN PERSPECTIVE. A sentence in this article sums up Sharon’s life perfectly: “The 85-year-old Sharon, one of Israel’s most iconic and CONTROVERSIAL figures, died Saturday (January 11, 2014), EIGHT years after suffering a stroke that left him in a coma”. For POLITICIANS, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be “iconic” WITHOUT being “controversial”. No one is A SAINT.