Linda Moore: Mid-East coverage lacks |

Linda Moore: Mid-East coverage lacks

I am dismayed at the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s coverage of the conflict raging on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

Three weeks ago, Hezbollah, a terrorist organization as declared by the European Union, the U.S. and the U.N., began shelling Israeli civilian communities and killed eight soldiers and kidnapped two soldiers (19-year-old boys). Since then, more than 1,800 rockets have reigned down on Israeli civilian-only targets, 500,000 Israelis have evacuated the borders, and close to 1 million people spend a good portion of their day in bomb shelters — in sweltering Middle East heat. Clinics, kindergartens, apartments, homes, business have been bombed in the cities — not one army base or military area has been targeted by Hezbollah — just exclusively civilian targets.

No mention has been made of the near-unanimous bipartisan support of Israel’s struggle to establish a safe border, help rid Lebanon of foreign terrorists ensconced in their country, and keep Iran’s weapons out of the area. Why this unprecedented congressional support? Because Washington knows and acknowledges that on the backs of Israel’s young soldiers our Western world’s fight is being waged — our fight against the radical Islamism that has declared America its mortal enemy.

As I began this letter, I am dismayed at how much is lacking in the Pilot and Today’s coverage.

Linda Moore

Steamboat Springs

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