#280890 - 07/25/0601:12 AMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>Lt-Gen. Dan Halutz orders Israeli Luftwaffe to destroy 10 buildings in Beirut for<br>every rocket fired by Hezbollah into Israel proper.<br><br>link to story<br><br>Whoops, according to the article linked above, it looks like the High ranking<br>Israeli officer had the wrong information and there was no such order.<br><br>Whew! Let's hope all the other High Ranking officers in the Luftwaffe got the<br>special memo to not destroy 10 buildings for every rocket fired.<br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
#280891 - 07/25/0603:32 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>The Human Shields - Lebanese civilian casualties<br><br>How did we get here?<br><br>After the second invasion and occupation of Israel forces in Lebanon in 1982<br> a militant group called Hezbollah was formed. Hezbollah quickly was named <br>a terrorist organization when a suicide bomber killed 241 US serviceman in<br>Beirut. Hezbollah continued using tactics of kidnapping and detention of <br>Western targets in an effort to have the occupying Israeli force removed from <br>Lebanon.<br><br>Between 1982-2000 Israel has twice indescriminately bombed Lebanon - <br>1993 Operation Accountability killing 120 civilians and 1996 Operation<br> Grapes of Wrath killing 150-170 civilians. As well Israeli funded and trained<br> the SLA (South Lebanese Army) which has been accused of torturing<br> Lebanese civilians.<br><br>In the same time period Hezbollah has been accused of killing just as many<br>Israeli civilians with rocket attacks that were either provocative or in<br> retaliation. Contrary to popular belief, Hezbollah stopped the use of suicide<br> bombers finding that shooting rockets and missiles proved to be an effective<br>terror weapon. To date Hezbollah has been accused of killing 800 people,<br>some civilians some military.<br><br>After the withdrawal of Israel from Lebanon in 2000, which Hezbollah claimed<br>success in their terror/militia tactics there have been claims on both sides<br>which has prevented a complete peace with Israel and Lebanon.<br><br>Both side have been both provocators and retaliators in border skirmishes.<br>But these exchanges have been relatively isolated resulting in Lebanon having<br>the most properous and growth in economics in the region.<br><br>Some of the most notable incidents include -<br><br>2000-2006 - Regular violation of Lebanese air space by Israeli jets.<br>2000 - Hezbollah kidnaps 3 Israeli soldiers and demands the release of<br>Lebanese prisons, some held since 1978. Israel does a prisoner exchange<br>in 2004<br>2001 - Hezbollah kidnaps an Israeli business man, Israel exchanges maps<br>of mines left behind in Lebanon for the release of the business man in 2004<br>2004 - Israel assisinates Hezbollah senior official in Beirut<br>2005 - Hezbollah plants 5 explosive devices on the Israeli side of the border<br><br>And recently, Israel shot and killed a Lebanese Shepard in Lebanon just north<br>of the border in January 2006 which resulted in Hezbollah firing rockets and<br>Israeli jets bombing Hezbollah positions.<br><br>On July 12, 2006 Hezbollah, in a cross border raid, kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers<br>and demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners in exchanged for the 2<br>soldiers. In response Israeli targeted and bombed roads, the Beirut airport,<br>and several Hezbollah positions. Hezbollah retaliated with firiing rockets<br>at Haifa the third largest city in Israeli.<br><br>Had cooler heads prevailed in Israel this kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers<br>most likely would have resulted in a prisoner exchange - just like the prisoner<br>exchange in 2004. <br> <br>Instead we have an agressive campaign to rid the world of Hezbollah - highly<br>unlikely since in the 28 years of occupation from 1982-2000 Israel was not<br>able to disarm Hezbollah.<br><br>Sadly, and ironically, in the name of defeating Terrorism, Israel has now killed<br>more civilians than the terrorist group Hezbollah they are hunting,<br>have cause billions of dollars in damage, displaced over 500,000 civilians,<br>cause the largest evacuation of foreign nationals since WWII, and have successfully<br>terrorized the entire civilian population of Lebanon.<br><br>Israel has now become the enemy they fight in the name of <br>self defense. There will never be peace in the region, unless Israel starts<br>respecting the lives of innocent civilians they kill to protect their own.<br><br>-------------------------------------------------<br>For those wanting links, go to the wiki pedia and type in anything stated<br>here in the search box. There is a lot more information there.<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
#280892 - 07/25/0605:44 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>Rasha Saleh<br><br>She is a hospital nurse from Nabatiya who is stranded at home in Tyre. <br>She is doing volunteer Red Cross work, going round to people's houses <br>and refugee centres and providing emergency aid.<br><br>"There are tragedies everywhere, so I must do everything I can to give<br> medical and moral help."<br><br>Click here for more<br><br>------------------------------------<br>A Lebanese civilian that has ignored Israeli warnings to leave in order<br>to help and save others.<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
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I didn't say anything about "human nature", in fact I'd argue it's rather cocky for a species that isn't anywhere near the most intelligent on the planet to continually place itself upon a pedestal above ones that are. <br><br>Dolphins are more intelligent than us, yet they routinely kill simply for the sport of it. So why are we so shocked that people would do the same? <br><br>Doesn't shock - or bother - me at all. As I said, we're a product of the planet we come from. I'm all for everyone leaving everyone else alone. But I wouldn't hesitate in the least to take out someone who was a threat to me personally, and I wouldn't lose any sleep if I did.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!<
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#280894 - 07/25/0610:38 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>Four United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an Israeli air strike on an<br> observation post in southern Lebanon, the UN has said.<br><br>[color:blue]The UN in Lebanon says the Israeli air force destroyed the observer<br> post, in which four military observers were sheltering.<br><br>It said the four, from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, had taken shelter in a<br> bunker under the post after it was earlier shelled 14 times by Israeli artillery.<br><br>A rescue team was also shelled as it tried to clear the rubble.<br><br>"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting<br> by Israeli Defence Forces of a UN Observer post in southern Lebanon," Mr<br> Annan said in a statement from Rome.</font color=blue><br><br>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5215366.stm<br><br>----------------------------------------------------------<br><br>Just don't know what to say about this. First Israeli terror attacks destroy<br>clearly marked Red Cross ambulances, and now clearly marked UN observation<br>posts.<br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
#280895 - 07/26/0606:23 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>One of the four UN peacekeepers murdered by Israel<br><br>More details of the murder - <br><br>[color:blue]The Irish foreign ministry said one of its officers in the UN's Unifil<br> peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, placed six warning calls to the Israel<br> Defence Forces (IDF) prior to the attack.<br><br>"On six separate occasions he was in contact with the Israelis to warn them <br>that their bombardment was endangering the lives of UN staff in South <br>Lebanon," Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed foreign office spokesman <br>as saying.<br><br>"He warned: 'You have to address this problem or lives may be lost'," the <br>spokesman said.<br><br>The Associated Press news agency named the officer as Lt Col John Molloy.<br><br>The bomb which killed the unarmed peacekeepers - Canadian, Austrian, Finnish <br>and Chinese soldiers - hit the building and shelter of the observation post, <br>near the eastern end of the Lebanese-Israeli border, UN spokesman Milos <br>Struger said.</font color=blue><br><br>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5216230.stm<br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
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