Archive for July 26, 2006
“If the Bush administration’s views paraelle those of America’s ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, these attacks on the civilian population are legal and justified. Bolton says there is no “moral equivalence” between Israeli and Lebanese deaths.”
Define terrorism: “After seven days, 13 Israelis and about 230 Lebanese civilians had been killed in the war between Israel and Hezbollah.”
Part of the on-going conspiracy against Lebanon requires certain propaganda measures. Notice that Israeli occupation is facilitating the “aid supplies” by pro-Bush Arab regimes, but not by governments critical of Israel. “two Jordanian C-130 Hercules military transports landed at Beirut’s international airport Wednesday morning, the first planes to reach the facility since it was bombed [...]
Where else would you find such brilliant analysis of the motives of those who are fighting Israeli occupiers in South Lebanon? WP: “their families will be looked after and their children educated at Hezbollah’s expense if they die in combat. “
“”I dare say, based on what we’ve seen so far, these may be the best Arab troops we’ve ever faced.””
“Today, ordinary Saudi citizens are glued to Al-Jazeera and other Arab satellite TV networks to follow events in Gaza and South Lebanon. They see Arab (not Shiite) blood being shed, with only Hizbullah fighting back. In their eyes, Hizbullah has become a heroic model of resistance.”
“UN told Israel 10 times that artillery attacks were near its observers”
“Is it possible – is it conceivable – that Israel is losing its war in Lebanon? From this hill village in the south of the country, I am watching the clouds of brown and black smoke rising from its latest disaster in the Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil: up to 13 Israeli soldiers dead, and [...]
“The Israeli government is facing a barrage of criticism over its handling of the war in Lebanon, with questions about the decision to attack Hizbullah, mounting military losses, strategy and tactics, continuing missile strikes and disquiet about Lebanese civilian casualties.”
“The administration has traditionally engaged in promiscuous threat conflation – al-Qaida with Saddam Hussein, North Korea and Iran in “the axis of evil”, and now implicitly the Shia Hizbullah with the Sunni Iraqi insurgency. By asserting “we” before “will prevail”, Rice is engaging in national interest conflation.
“In a seeming U-turn, Mr Olmert signalled that he would make do with a weakened Hizbullah rather than one that had been completely disarmed.”
Israeli military: “He refused to give full casualty figures.”
“Growing evidence that the ground battle in Lebanon will be far tougher than Israel had expected emerged yesterday after firefights against Hizbullah in two border villages left Israeli troops counting their highest death toll in a single day since the conflict began. Up to 13 Israeli soldiers were killed and many more wounded yesterday in [...]
“Si, en revanche, l’existence du Hezbollah au Liban, comme celle du Hamas en Palestine, n’est pas une simple crÃƒÂ©ation machiavÃƒÂ©lique de l’axe TÃƒÂ©hÃƒÂ©ran-Damas, mais le rÃƒÂ©sultat des quarante ans d’occupation par IsraÃƒÂ«l de la Cisjordanie, de Gaza, de la Palestine et du Golan syrien, de vingt-deux ans d’occupation d’une large partie du sud du Liban [...]
“Wounded troops describe Bint Jbail battle as ‘hell on earth’”
“An international force is no magic solution whether it deploys independently or in conjunction with the Lebanese army. Many soldiers in the army are Shiites, and they are more likely to applaud Hizbullah than to disarm it. As for the international soldiers, what will happen when Israel, with a robust record for recidivism, raids Lebanon, [...]
Violette Daghir: on European Liberals.
The Beirut Center’s Public Opinion survey is published in As-Safir.
Israeli military victories: recorded against this Palestinian child in Gaza. You better not use the term “Israeli peace movement” in my presence.
To Rudwan As-Sayyid: I hope that you are reading this, and if not, I hope somebody transmits it to you. Don’t you think that your fawning praise for the House of Saud discredits any word you say about “democracy”?