#280927 - 07/31/0608:47 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I hardly think you — or I or anyone else here — is qualified to say what is and isn't a legitimate target based on what the media puts out. Let's be honest. The media will be biased one way or another, and each outlet will spin the news to favor its specific bias.<p><hr></blockquote><p>From the Jerusalem Post - <br><br>[color:blue]A high-ranking IAF officer said the IDF had warned Kafr Kana residents <br>to evacuate the village in anticipation of airstrikes on Katyusha launchers. The <br>officer said the air force had been targeting the village for the past three <br>days and that on Saturday night it struck 10 targets there. He said the <br>building hit Sunday was chosen as a target after intelligence indicated that <br>Hizbullah guerrillas were hiding inside, where Katyusha rockets and launchers <br>were also hidden.</font color=blue><br><br>They didn't target a rocket launcher but a building and what they thought<br>was inside which of course turned out to be 60 civilians, mostly children and<br>no rockets, launchers or Hezbullah guerillas.<br><br>http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=1&cid=1153292036218&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull<br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
Are you reading what you're posting?<br><br>Let's for just a second pretend that Israel's intel was good. That there were Hezbollah fighters in the building and a rocket launcher on the roof. That being the case, how do you propose they hit the men and ordinance without targeting the building? Should they drop leaflets a day before and request that Hezbollah move their men and launchers 100 yards away from the building so the bombers can get a better shot? <br><br>Unfortunately, the intel was n/g, and the wrong people were killed. But it's not as if the plan was to flatten a house and kill an innocent family just for giggles. Although I daresay that story will also be played up.<br><br>
The president of Iran was democratically elected. We can't just decide that anyone who disagrees with our perspective is automatically a "tyrant."<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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#280931 - 07/31/0610:16 PMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Let's for just a second pretend that Israel's intel was good.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I think that's the problem, Israel is pretending their intel is good.<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The president of Iran was democratically elected. We can't just decide that anyone who disagrees with our perspective is automatically a "tyrant."<p><hr></blockquote><p>The president of Iran was elected through oppressive, harsh and arbitrary means.<br> <br>A person in a position of power that repeatedly denies historical events and repeatedly calls for the total annihilation of the state of Israel is a "tyrant". <br><br><br><br><br>got to let your eyes adjust
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In that case, Israel wouldn't be the first to "buy" bogus intel. <br><br>That being said, they have acknowledged that it was a mistake. I don't think they're xeroxing Dubya's policy of bending information to match a rationale. But I doubt they're taking the time to thoroughly vet the information they get. They've set an aggressive schedule to push Hezbollah out of missile range, so they're not going to wait an extra day or two to verify a target.<br><br>But, as I said in my last post, you will read into the news what you want to see. So if you want to believe that Israel is deliberately blowing up kids, nothing I or anyone else can say will persuade you otherwise.<br><br>
#280935 - 08/04/0601:21 AMRe: Israel - the new world "Terrorists"
<br>Southern Beirut before and after shots.<br><br>No Rockets or Missiles were ever fired from Beirut (it's too far away).<br>But American made F-16 jets can easily fly over Beirut and drop American<br>made smart bombs, flattening one apartment building at a time.<br><br>The Israeli's are nice enought to drop leavelets before destroying these<br>people's homes.<br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
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