For people like me from Iran, and many others from the middle east, there are three ways to react to the current Israel-Hezbollah conflict, and the underlying crisis: (1) To repeat the official state propaganda against Israel with minor or no variation. This is of course complete detachment from reality. (2) To offer what attempts to be a balanced view of the events (an account of facts, Israeli-American ties) but fails (western hypocrisy, unjustified generalizations of the popularity of Hezbollah) and, in the end, to criminalize Israel. This is "double-think." Or: (3) To see the problem for what it is (a gun over the planet Earth) ... and ... to keep silence in public. This is fear for life in a position of powerlessness. It is no surprise then that the solution does not get implemented despite a UN resolution to do so.