I thought the whole point of an open forum was to engage in thoughtful dialogue, representing multiple viewpoints on an issue. I have also tried to be respectful and factual, while offering an unpopular alternative viewpoint. I would never intentionally make a personal attack in a debate. I would like to believe that we can debate these topics and still be friends at the end of the day. I enjoy these discussions and I enjoy hearing other peoples' opinions. If you can provide resources that you think would sway my opinion one way or another, please do so. I would love to hear it. Unfortunately, even though a ceasefire is currently in effect, I am sure we haven't seen the end of this conflict. We can only hope for the sake of the many innocent people caught in the middle of this that the leadership will seek a path of peaceful resolution. I apologize for derailing the thread. Carry on.