Archive for July, 2006
“Limits of Israel’s high-tech power”
“Raise readiness, Assad tells Syrian Army” (What’s readiness, says Syrian Army?)
This is what I am forced to read in the American press. I mean, is this journalism or IDF propaganda brochures? What’s the difference: “”You’re an officer now, so look after your soldiers, and always, always keep your eyes open,” said his father, Yossi, who fought alongside two brothers in Israel’s wars of 1967 and [...]
“Hours after a promised suspension of Israeli air attacks, the civilian survivors of some of the most intense fighting in the war clambered from the wreckage. They were shrunken figures, dehydrated and hungry. Some had lived on candy bars, others on pieces of dry bread. Some were shellshocked, their faces blank, the expression that comes [...]
“Namad Baidoun, traumatized by 20 days of Israeli bombing, screams as she walks out of the shattered ruins of her village of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon.”
I had written an ode to Jimmy Carter before. Here, Carter offers his views on the Israeli war: “It is inarguable that Israel has a right to defend itself against attacks on its citizens, but it is inhumane and counterproductive to punish civilian populations in the illogical hope that somehow they will blame Hamas and [...]
After the Israeli killing sprees in Lebanon, I am not in the mood to hear one word about the investigation of Hariri’s assassination. Not a word. Maybe if you investigate Israeli massacres in Siddiqin, Tayr Harfa, Srifa, Nabatiyyah, Qana, Marwahin, and others, I may reconsider.
He would not dare speak in public: “Kofi Annan told Jack Straw of his anger at Britain’s stance on the conflict in a phone call last Wednesday to the former foreign secretary, it emerged last night. The UN secretary general rang Mr Straw hours after Britain and the US blocked a call for an immediate [...]
“[T]he king of fairyland would be forced to come to terms with the consequences of Israel’s occupation of other people’s lands and of its murder of civilians; of his own invasion of Iraq and of his failure, across the past six years, to treat the Palestinians fairly. And this he seems incapable of doing. Instead, [...]
Lies of Israel: “The 48-hour pause in bombardment announced by Israel to allow civilians to leave southern Lebanon was interrupted within hours of its start yesterday when the Israeli military launched three air strikes at targets near the border.”
Israeli-Mayors-for-War: ““There is no cease-fire, and there will be no cease-fire in the upcoming days,” Olmert promised to the cheers of mayors in attendance. Conference participants made it clear they want the operation to continue.”
How could anybody in Lebanon make a defense of the Syrian regime anymore? I mean, really. Here is a regime that used to justify its military presence on Lebanon on grounds of military-strategic needs of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and here is a regime which has defense treaties with Lebanon. And look at it. The Asad [...]
Qatar today officially accused “some Arab governments” of supporting the Israeli war of aggression on Lebanon.
Zionist potatoes. Today, Israeli occupation troops fired at a truck carrying potatoes. They later claimed that the potatoes were bearded and could have very well been supporters of Hizbullah. Like Zarqawi, Zionists kill truck drivers and poor workers.
I find it most offensive these days to read in Saudi-funded media former pathetic propagandists for Saddam Husayn now posing as advocates of “democracy” and “liberalism.” Where do I go? Not to Disneyland.
Zionism and House of Saud. Saudi columnist, `Abdur-Rahman Ar-Rashid, says that Israeli prolonging of the war beyond the two-weeks “embarrassed its friends.” But Zionism deserves House of Saud. Zionism does not deserve better than that. In fact, they both deserve one another. A perfect fit, if you ask me.
Gamal `Abd-u-n-Nasser should never be forgiven. He is most responsible for the 1967 defeat, which instilled and expanded in Zionism this arrogant and massive use of violence against Arabs–a factor that was always a key element in Zionism of course. Nasser’s loyalty to his incompetent friend, “General” `Amir, cost us not only that war, but [...]
Arabic newspapers have reported that Shi`ites have demonstrated in support of Hizbullah in Saudi Arabia. Now that the House of Saud is on the side of Israel, American Zionists would support any oppression and all executions in the kingdom. That Zionist-Saudi alliance is kind of amusing, if you think about it. Even the anti-Semitism of [...]
“A War Without End”
Not only is the cowardly and useless Lebanese Army refraining from defending Lebanon from Israeli attacks, but it also preventing Palestinians from helping in the defense of Lebanon. This Army should be disbanded. It is an embarrassment to the country and a huge waste of tax-payers money.