Man, I just managed to hit all of your wrong buttons. Ah well, it's one of those days, sorry.
Like I've said, I don't blame everyone in those countries. When I see catholic schoolgirls being threatened by mobs just because they want to use the door to their school that is closer to the protestant neighborhood, it just seems senseless to me. I read a lot of news and try to keep abreast of what happens, and as a side effect, I am somewhat opinionated about certain events, especially when it's my own back yard that is being bombed.
My wife is Russian, and one of my degrees was a BA in German; therefore I take great interest in international affairs and I don't want to start the 3rd world war. I just think that retaliation is justified and necessary.