On the Moondust bed of the longest war in US history were deployed the 1st Battalion 8th Marines of the United States Marine Corps, where a Marine has to navigate not only through mind fields in the desert of Helmand, but at a young age enters the psychic labyrinth made of camaraderie and military orders.
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Once, an Israeli man said to me jokingly “the only good thing in Jerusalem is that Buddha never came”. His remark fell into the false argument about the religious aspects of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The conflict, which is happening on a dense piece of land in the Middle East, has an interest and impact over its geographical boundaries and often described falsely as a tension of claims on religious ideologies and holy lands.
By stopping the search for explanations in ancient tales, one can find the real causes are driven by the material reasons of building nation states. The process is based on economical facts and the nature of social relations and interactions, where access to relatively cheap resources and labor are the most crucial pillars. Among the consequences of the man-made process are violations of human rights and dignity, which result long lasting physical and mental scars in both of the Israeli and Palestinian sides. These losses and wounds are described by the perpetrators as “collateral damage” of the process.