First, Galloway has this to say:
Galloway: 'The Violence Will Go On'
George Galloway has spoken out in support
of Lebanon, saying he believes Hizbollah is justified in attacking Israel. The
Respect MP also lambasted media coverage of the war and said the UN resolution
here's the link: http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-galloway_060806,00.html
I had an interesting comment on one of my blogs earlier... saying that it seems like, from what they've read on my blog, that I regret moving to the Middle East and that I regret marrying my husband, as well as other things. These are not his exact words, but close. Anyway... it's interesting to see how ppl take other ppl's words... especially when someone feels such sadness over what's happening in the world today.... and feels, sometimes, alone... I sometimes don't know what to say or how to react to people in this part of the world and to what's going on and to America's involvement or support of Israel... but I've said that before.
Being in the ME and seeing things from a different point of view - which happened immediately - I have to sit back and think about this... think about how I can say things. Do I miss the U.S.? Yes, most definitely I do. Do I wish we lived there... yes, there are days that I wish we lived there... but that's the part of me that wants everything at my fingertips - and especially since ALL of my family is there - anyone who didn't miss that/family would make me wonder. And seeing that Americans are very spoiled, it's really no wonder that I miss life in the U.S. I think it's getting easier as time passes and as more things open up here in Bahrain, but I do miss the U.S., but hey, I miss a lot of things that I took for granted - like the rain, wildlife, clouds, and grocery stores. I also miss Target like you wouldn't believe and Whole Foods. But.. we always want what we don't have, right?
Do I regret marrying my husband?!! NO. I do not regret marrying my husband... I wonder if they think this because he's an Arab male. Or because I work and live amongst Arabs and have had feelings that aren't always the most positive... I don't know. But, I will say this... Bahrain may not be the best place on earth to live, but I am happy that I am here and w/ my husband. If he weren't here, no, I wouldn't live here.... but that's just me. There are prob lots of ppl that could say the same about the U.S., believe me... it's not heaven on earth. Without going on and sounding desperate to show the love I have inside - and, basically, that just ISN'T my way.... I will say a few more things about my relationship. There's a lot of things that could have been different if I didn't want to marry him or be w/ him. I could have stayed in the U.S. since he came here before me... but that isn't what I wanted. And since the Iraq war broke out right after he came here and all flights were cancelled to the ME, it could have been really easy for me to go on w/ life as I knew it. But, my life with him and my life here in Bahrain was meant to be... I do truly believe that. I believe he is my soul mate and I love him desperately... and plan to stay here w/ him for all eternity or at least until they drop a bomb on us or nuke the whole country! ;) Kidding! yeah, that was prob unneeded, but I JUST COULDN'T help myself.
I thought I was showing my feelings and being upfront w/ how things are sometimes (altho I don't go overboard w/ it) in my previous post about the way I feel at work and such... and I did not mean for it to sound like I regret things. But ppl will read what they want to read in someone's words. I've had this happen before. I sometimes say things and then wish I hadn't or even have a change of heart and mind and will even go the other way w/ my thoughts, words and feelings... I can remember one time when I made a comment on Bahrain & Beyond's blog and it was taken the wrong way (actually, what I wrote weren't even my words but something someone else said to me, to be honest, and I said the words trying to make a point - but it was taken the wrong way, but hey... I probably said things the wrong way) and it turned into a major dispute/disagreement/argument.... and a couple of friends/bloggers, The Moody Minstrel & Saba, were involved. Phew... it's amazing how that turned out and it's all good now! :)
ANYWAY.... sometimes the things ppl say really get me to thinking. Techz told me that I should post about the good things that happen in this country and the Middle East. I agree... so, here's my first post to this - even tho it may not 'really' fit the bill. It at least shows a different way of looking at things that many Americans may not see.... so here's to my American friends.