Archive for July 30, 2006
“MR. FRIEDMAN: You know, these are people who, who hate others more than they love their own kids, more than they love their own future. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s crazy, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part of the pathology of that part of the world. But one thing I know for sure, you know, what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing right now, what [...]
Even the demagogic TV religious speaker, `Amr Khalid, has spoken on the Israeli war of aggression on Lebanon, and he seems to disagree with Saudi Arabia.
You switch Arabic channels, and you read different Arabic newspapers and you so regularly hear and read that “the US government is running” this Israeli war of aggression on Lebanon. Is that not true?
Lebanese women holding a Beirut vigil in memory of those killed Sunday in Qana.
My friend Riad wrote this:“More Israeli lies and propaganda: I was watching Fox news again tonight for my daily dose of propaganda. One correspondent was describing how he was allowed to accompany Israeli soldiers to record their attack on Taibeh. The reporter was told by the group’s captain that the aim was to destroy all [...]
In the demonstration in downtown Beirut, there were many flags. I saw the flags of the Lebanese Communist Party, the Syrian Social National Party, among other local Lebanese parties. Let us not reduce all anti-Israeli politics in Lebanon to Hizbullah. It is well beyond Hizbullah. It is beyond beyond Hizbullah.
“US begins building treaty-breaching germ war defence centre”
“They wrote the names of the dead children on their plastic shrouds. ” Mehdi Hashem, aged seven Ã‚Â Qana,” was written in felt pen on the bag in which the little boy’s body lay. “Hussein al-Mohamed, aged 12 Ã‚Â Qana”, “Abbas al-Shalhoub, aged one Ã‚Â Qana.” And when the Lebanese soldier went to pick up [...]
Don’t you like fuzzy bipartisanship: “The war in Lebanon is creating a warm political consensus. Senator Chuck Schumer (Democrat, NY), normally one of the administration’s most vociferous critics, said Sunday that “he has no criticism of the president on this issue.””
Ze’ev Schiff has a word for the Qana massacre: “incident”.
This is a headline from the UK’s Guardian: “Fresh ground assault on Hizbullah villages“. Now we have Hizbullah villages, cities, bridges, roads, hospitals, children, women, houses, fields, factories, and sea.
“The US state department’s annual reports on terrorism also list operations carried out against the Israeli Defence Force as examples of terrorism. The US government justifies this conclusion by way of a logical contortion that defines Israeli troops as “non-combatants”, despite the fact that Israel continues to occupy territory in Lebanon and Palestine with military [...]
“How can ‘terrorism’ be condemned while war crimes go without rebuke? Washington’s partners in this hypocritical war on terror are given free rein to wreak their own brutal, illegal violence”“
“‘They found them huddled together’”
There was a coup d’etat in Lebanon yesterday. Beirut has changed, and not to US/Israeli liking. In two days, a seismic change in Lebanese political attitudes can be noticed. And I am not only talking about public opinion. I am talking about the opinion of members of the Hariri coalition. In the last two days [...]
Qana Massacre II. But don’t cry for him. He was launching Hizbullah missiles into your beloved Israel.
Tough words from moderate former Lebanese prime minister, Salim Huss, to George W. Bush.
Ghassan Shirbil, editor-in-chief, of the Saudi daily Al-Hayat, wrote this: “The Southern Lebanese is born waiting for his martyrdom. Life is a bridge hanging between two funerals. The land is treacherous and the sea is treacherous. Whenever a child is born, a bomb is born to hunt him/her down. This is our flesh minced under [...]
On the day of the Qana Massacre II, Walid Jumblat condemned “Syrian interference in Lebanese affairs.”
Pierre Laval of Lebanon said this yesterday: “We used to think that Israel’s goal was peace.”