suicide bombings, IEDs, civilian casualties, etc.
What about this rule? If I throw a rock
at you, you may throw a rock back at me.
Please. I welcome it. You may get an eye
for an eye. A few teeth. Nose broken symbolism.
But, if I throw a rock, and you launch a full
aerial assault and ground invasion,
laser guided devices and tanks
versus primitive bottle rockets and roman candles,
what is my rock to do? What shall
I aim for? You have left me one target
and that is anything that exists on the other side
of the border, anything, that my rock may
inflict damage upon, that it may reach, blindly.
And this is a history of violence, something learned,
this is a last ditch chance to keep my home
and my family safe. Please. Engage me.
Talk to me. Do not simply take away
what little I have and what was once
taken from you. This must be acknowledged.
Neither of us can be victors, here.