Archive for May 21, 2007
Among those who were killed yesterday fighting for Fath-Al-Islam, were Lebanese, Yemenis, Algerians, Tunisians, and Saudis, report New TV. I am most disappointed with New TV coverage: they are merely cheering the Lebanese Army.
Well, at least all doubts have now been put to rest. The Bush Doctrine is officially dominating in Lebanon–and in full force.
When I was growing up, when Palestinian refugee camps would get pounded–and they frequently were by Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, and Israeli armies (and sectarian militias in Lebanon) the Arabs would offer rhetorical support–but no more. Nowadays, there is not even rhetorical support. The Palestinians are all alone–even their leadership is working against them.
Where is the outrage? Why are no Lebanese groups or parties speaking out against the indiscriminate pounding of the Palestinian refugee camps? And why it is not being reported–certainly not in Saudi/Hariri media nor in US media–that the fanatical takfiri groups, like Fath-Al-Islam, have been beneficiaries of Saudi/Hariri funding. Read the article by Seymour Hersh [...]
In the middle of this bloodshed and mayhem, Fu’ad Sanyurah received a congratulatory call from Prince Sultan Bin `Abdul-`Aziz. Prince Sultan must be very proud of the pounding of the camps by the Lebanese Army, as proud as he was when Saudi-financed Fath was pounding Gaza homes.
Karma Al-Khayyat of New TV did a report two months ago on Fath-Al-Islam. It reaired today. In it, there was an exclusive surreptitious taping of a secret meeting of Fath-Al-Islam. In it, several things emerge: the accents of Arabic spoken were primarily non-Palestinian. I heard Northern Lebanese primarily, with some Syrian and Saudi. The members [...]
New TV correspondent, Nancy As-Sab`, is the first reporter to report the obvious: that Lebanese Army is shelling the Nahr Al-Barid refugee camp is “indiscriminate.” In fact, you can see that for yourselves if you are watching the live scenes of the bombings on any of the Arab TV stations.
In 1970, Jordan had Wasfi At-Tal as prime minister. In 2007, Lebanon has Fu’ad Sanyurah.
Where are the tears of Fu’ad Sanyurah when you need them?
This is a morally courageous and consistent man: “Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday said his comments over the weekend about the Bush administration were Гўв‚¬Е“careless.Гўв‚¬Вќ” Give him a year and he apologize for his use of the word “apartheid.”
AlJazeera is reporting that the Lebanese Army is pounding “what it says are sites for Fath-Al-Islam in Nahr Al-Barid camp.”
Where was this firepower of the Lebanese Army when Israel attacked Lebanon last summer?
Watching the news from Lebanon, you can’t help but think. What do you say about a nation that celebrates its nationalism by taking its rage out on the weakest and most defenseless in society? But then again you realize that a major figure in Lebanese nationalism, Pierre Gemayyel, derived his inspiration from Nazi Germany while [...]
`Abbas Nasir (the Aljazeera correspondent) changed his account. A few minutes ago, he made it clear that the Lebanese Army violated the ceasefire in the camp by pounding the Nahr Al-Barid camp. Now, he said that he may have been misunderstood: he now adds that it is now known who violated the cease-fire. But he [...]
The Lebanese have a fiction of a homeland. This explains why patriotic Lebanese feel proud when their incompetent Army pounds the Palestinian refugee camps.
Iraqi puppet foreign minister just said that there will be a “breakdown” if “international troops” were to leave Iraq. He meant to say that he would personally have a nervous breakdown if US occupation forces were to leave Iraq.
It is very clear. The Lebanese Army soldiers were defeated yesterday by the fighters of Fath-Al-Islam, so the Army is taking revenge on the civilian residents of the refugee camp of Nahr Al-Barid. It is most distressing that none of the Lebanese politicians or parties–not to mention the civic associations, with the exception of Usamah [...]
An American correspondent in Beirut sent me this:“My friend M. reports that people in Nahr el Bared are dying for lack of medical attention and that there are lots of wounded who have not been able to evacuate for medical attention. Nobody can get in or out. The phone lines are cut, he says, and [...]