Children die in war

I have been watching what has been happening in the Middle East with real sadness. I sat across a cafe table with a friend of mine with tears in her eyes. It is heartbreaking, from the children being killed, to the effects it has on people from a distance.

This crisis is, in some ways, thousands of years in the making. But it is also very much a product of a troubling combination of neoconservative viewpoints about Middle Eastern hegemony, and anĀ  apocalyptic Christian worldview that sees this conflict as inevitable.

All the while, children die.

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