The news these days seem to be all about the situation in the Middle East .The constant cat and mouse game between the Israeli war planes and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. Ever thought about the idea that everyone from both sides of this conflict in the Middle East seem to think that they are right in their assertions and claims? Ask the Israelis, and you will hear a never ending barrage of views on why they have to finally deal with what they call the menace of Hezbollah from southern Lebanon. On the other hand ask a vast number of Lebanese or even members of Hezbollah and their claims against the Israelis will also baffle you. All these claims and counter claims have become more of a merry go round of blame game that may not have an end. The losers in all these (i.e. if actually there are winners) are the vast majority of innocent people in Israel and Lebanon that have their daily lives completely crumbled and disorganized . The vast amount of destruction from this war is beyond words. How many more Lebanese and Israeli cities and lives will be destroyed and lost before Hezbollah and Israel will come to the table to discuss peace? Where are all our so called civilized nations? Why have they not helped in a quick negotiation of peace in this area? Why are some of them dragging their feet in all this? What ever has happened to diplomacy? Let us all bring peace to the Middle East. Let us save innocent lives. How many more lives will be lost before “conditions” are ready for the united States help bring the warring parties to a round table. It is very obvious that these mass killings going on in these areas both in the Israeli towns and Lebanese towns will never end by wars. There must be talks and immediate negotiations. It is as simple as that. It is almost funny also for the Israelis to think that they will ever completely silence Hezbollah rockets considering that the constant and heavy pounding of the Lebanese cities by Israeli war planes and artillery has not been able to stop Hezbollah in sending rockets to Israeli towns. Also Hezbollah should note that there constant rocketing of Israeli cities will not bring any remedy to the situation. Every act of violence brings more violence and end up creating more enemies than friends. This region is gradually sinking to the level that the extremist on both sides are longing to have it. Let us not spend all our time throwing blames and letting this carnage to precious human lives to continue. let us bring peace and help bring back stability to this region and save innocent lives on both sides. Kennedy Kelechi Halams Mr. Halams is a PhD candidate and he wrote this article from Houston Texas.