Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Israel Snuffs Another Canuck

From The Star:

BEIRUT — An Israeli bomb destroyed a UN observer post on the border in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, killing four peacekeepers, including a Canadian, a UN official said.

UN chief Kofi Annan said Israel appeared to have struck the site deliberately.

Looks like Israel wants the UN off the playing field so they're free to commit atrocities.


Anonymous said...

AP new reports say that Hisboolah moved troops and rocket launchers onto the site of the UN Observer Platform when the UN troops went underground and provoked Israel into an attack in an attempt to stage a propoganda victory over the IDF.

Kofi Annan is embarased over his blurting out unsubsantiated accususations agaonst Israel saying " I spoke too soon, I was tricked by the terrorists"

Anonymous said...

NBC News Exposes Hezbollah Fundraiser

Cash_1NBC News blows the lid on Hezbollah fundraising efforts:

But a fundraising appeal that aired last week on the Hezbollah-connected Al Manar television station asks that money for the Hezbollah resistance be sent a specific account at the Middle East and Africa Bank.

An Arabic speaking NBC News producer called the number listed on the television ad, and was told to go to any U.S. bank and wire the money. Our producer was advised to not tell anyone the money was meant for Hezbollah.

The Middle East Africa Bank has a relationship with the U.S. bank Wachovia. After NBC News informed Wachovia of the Hezbollah fundraising appeal, Wachovia immediately terminated the relationship.

Kofi Annan blurts out that Hisbollah are nothing more than pond scum, hiding behind children like pedofiles and women's skirts like little Arab gay boys and they don't have the balls to face up to Israel on a battlefield without civilian shields.

"they are butt-fucking cowards" said Kofi, they used to just grease the sheep and service them, now they are killing women and children.

Meanwhile in Canada, some asshole named BigCityliberal greases his Liberal Party of Canada defeatist arsehole and sides with the terrorists.

Anonymous said...

an Egeland, the UN Humanitarian chief, who is usually always critical of Israel had some harsh words for Hezbollah.

"Consistently, from the Hizbullah heartland, my message was that Hizbullah must stop this cowardly blending ... among women and children," he said. "I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians bearing the brunt of this. I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men."

Big_City_Liberal_Ass_Kicker said...

Alan Dershowitz: How the UN legitimizes terrorists?

"If a space alien from a distant planet were to land at the UN, he would come away with the impression that Israel is not only the sole offender in the Middle East, but the worst offender in the entire world. He would single out Israel for condemnation and exclude it from membership on many UN bodies, on which Syria, Lebanon and Iran serve in positions of honor."

posted by newsbeat1 at 11:00 PM | 0 comments
UN democracies.......

posted by newsbeat1 at 10:54 PM | 0 comments
But Hezbollah could hav easily turned over the soldiers, couldn't they?

"Saudi Arabia warns everybody that if the peace option fails because of Israeli arrogance, there will be no other option but war," state-owned media quoted the king as saying.

Arab governments have often said that since the last Arab-Israeli war in 1973 they have decided to pursue peace as a means to end disputes over occupied land and the status of the Palestinians. The king's comments suggested that Arab governments could decide to rethink that approach.

"No one can predict what will happen if things get out of control," said the statement from the king.

"The Arabs have declared peace as a strategic choice ... and put forward a clear and fair proposal of land for peace and have ignored [Arab] extremist calls opposing the peace proposal ... but patience cannot last forever."

posted by newsbeat1 at 10:44 PM | 0 comments
CNN- Inside Hezbollah territory

COOPER (voice-over):" Drive into southern Beirut, and you quickly discover another city entirely. A heavily bombed state within a state, beyond the control of the Lebanese government.

This is Hezbollah territory. Along the road posted like billboards, pictures of so-called martyrs, Hezbollah fighters who died battling Israel.

(on camera) You can drive around. It doesn't seem like there's anybody around. All of a sudden your eyes, it's almost like adjusting to the darkness. Suddenly, you realize there are people who are watching you and guys on motorcycles talking on cell phones who pass you by, watching very closely what you're doing.

(voice-over) Tension in this neighborhood is high. Many here are convinced Israel is sending in agents to help guide their aerial attacks.

(on camera) Not allowed to enter Hezbollah territory really without their permission. They control this whole area, even after the sustained Israeli bombing campaign. We've arranged with a Hezbollah representative to get permission to come here. We've been told to pull over to the side of the road and just wait.

(voice-over) We'd come to get a look at the damage and had hoped to talk with a Hezbollah representative. Instead, we found ourselves with other foreign reporters taken on a guided tour by Hezbollah. Young men on motor scooters followed our every movement.

They only allowed us to videotape certain streets, certain buildings. Once, when they thought we'd videotaped them, they asked us to erase the tape. These men are called al-Shabab, Hezbollah volunteers who are the organization's eyes and ears.

(on camera) You see their CD's on the wall still.

Hezbollah representatives are with us now but don't want to be photographed. They'll point to something like that and they'll say, "Well, look, this is a store." The civilians lived in this building. This is a residential complex.

And while that may be true, what the Israelis will say is that Hezbollah has their offices, their leadership has offices and bunkers even in residential neighborhoods. And if you're trying to knock out the Hezbollah leadership with air strikes, it's very difficult to do that without killing civilians.

As bad as this damage is, it certainly could have been much worse in terms of civilian casualties. Before they started heavily bombing this area, Israeli warplanes did drop leaflets in this area, telling people to get out.

The civilian death toll, though, has angered many Lebanese. Even those who do not support Hezbollah are outraged by the pictures they've seen on television of civilian casualties.

(voice-over) Civilian casualties are clearly what Hezbollah wants foreign reporters to focus on. It keeps the attention off them. And questions about why Hezbollah should still be allowed to have weapons when all the other militias in Lebanon have already disarmed.

After letting us take pictures of a few damaged buildings, they take us to another location, where there are ambulances waiting.

(on camera) This is a heavily orchestrated Hezbollah media event. When we got here, all the ambulances were lined up. We were allowed a few minutes to talk to the ambulance drivers. Then one by one, they've been told to turn on their sirens and zoom off so that all the photographers here can get shots of ambulances rushing off to treat civilians. That's the story -- that's the story that Hezbollah wants people to know about.

(voice-over) These ambulances aren't responding to any new bombings. The sirens are strictly for effect.

When a man in a nearby building is prompted to play Hezbollah resistance songs on his stereo, we decide it's time to go.

Hezbollah may not be terribly subtle about spinning a story, but it is telling perhaps that they try. Even after all this bombing, Hezbollah is still organized enough to have a public relations strategy, still in control enough to try and get its message out

Big_City_Liberal_Ass_Kicker said...

Hezbollah using ball bearings for maximum casualties.

Proves Hisboolah targets civilians for maximum death and destruction

see the pictures . . . scroll down


Anonymous said...

New Headline

Lebanon Government Lies, Places Own Citizens in Harms Way

In a July 24 Aljazeera interview, Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah suggests the Lebanese government knew of Hezbollah's plans - and gave the green light;

Interviewer: "Did you inform them that you were about to abduct Israeli soldiers?"

Hassan Nasrallah: "I told them that we must resolve the issue of the prisoners, and that the only way to resolve it is by abducting Israeli soldiers."

Interviewer: "Did you say this clearly?"

Hassan Nasrallah: "Yes, and nobody said to me: 'No, you are not allowed to abduct Israeli soldiers.' Even if they had told me not to... I'm not defending myself here. I said that we would abduct Israeli soldiers, in meetings with some of the main political leaders in the country. I don't want to mention names now, but when the time comes to settle accounts, I will. They asked: 'If this happens, will the issue of the prisoners be over and done with?' I said that it was logical that it would. And I'm telling you, our estimation was not mistaken. I'm not exaggerating. Anywhere in the world – show me a country, show me an army, show me a war, in which two soldiers, or even civilian hostages, were abducted, and a war was waged against a country – and all for two soldiers. This has never happened throughout history, and even Israel has never done such a thing."

Well, it's happening now. The portrayal of Lebanon as innocent bystander has always been a stretch - Hezbollah has operated in Lebanon with impunity for years and has a good deal of popular support. As it is with the Palestinian territories - sometimes people get the government they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
By Brit Hume


Click image to enlarge

Full-page "Political Grapevine" Archive

What Hezbollah's Leader Says He Didn't Expect After Kidnapping Israeli Soldiers
July 25, 2006

Would Mideast Crisis Have Been Averted Under a 'President Kerry'?
July 25, 2006

Why Was Rep. Cynthia McKinney a No-Show in the House?
July 21, 2006

Hezbollah Finds Opposition From a Surprising Corner of the World
July 21, 2006

Hamas and Hezbollah Find Support in an Unexpected Place
July 20, 2006

Sen. Joe Lieberman's Democratic Opponent Gets Some Help From Hollywood
July 19, 2006

What Iran's President Says About Israel's Offensive Against Hezbollah
July 18, 2006

What European Nations Are Saying About the Situation In the Mideast
July 14, 2006

Which Democrat Is Defending Joe Lieberman's Views on Iraq?
July 14, 2006

Are Congressional Democrats Losing Interest In Their Own Policy Meetings?
July 12, 2006

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters Won't Be Campaigning for Joe Lieberman
July 11, 2006

Is the University of Wisconsin Taking Freedom of Speech Too Far?
July 11, 2006

European Backlash Over U.S. Efforts To Track Terrorist Finances
July 10, 2006

A Peace Activist is Charged with Assault in London
July 07, 2006

How Some in the U.S. Celebrated Old Glory on July 4
July 06, 2006

Cindy Sheehan's Hunger Strike Goes Hollywood
July 05, 2006

DNC Chair Howard Dean and Rep. Rahm Emanuel In Democratic Dust-Up?
July 03, 2006

Is Air Conditioning the Reason the South Is Conservative?
June 30, 2006

Wrong Number! USA Today Backs Off Phone Record Report
June 30, 2006

Is Bush Administration Facing a Nightmare Come True?
June 29, 2006

Why Are Congressional Democrats Claiming a Political Victory on Iraq?
June 28, 2006

What Does Rep. John Murtha Consider the Greatest Threat To World Peace?
June 27, 2006

Devil Went Down... to Utah?
June 23, 2006

Which Democrat Is Not Supporting Joe Lieberman?
June 22, 2006

Author Ron Suskind Stands By His Words
June 22, 2006

Was There a Cover-Up After Haditha Killings?
June 21, 2006

Why did California Rep. Bob Filner Lose His Temper?
June 20, 2006

Not Rhinestones, Cowboy: President Bush Receives Silver Stirrups
June 16, 2006

What Do Americans Think Zarqawi's Death Will Mean in the Long Run?
June 16, 2006

What One Afghan Official Had To Say After He Saw Conditions at Gitmo
June 15, 2006

It Appears Not Everyone on the Left Got Word About Karl Rove in the Clear
June 14, 2006

Questions Surround Source of Videotape of Haditha Aftermath
June 13, 2006

Would You Vote for 'Grandma Strayhorn' for Governor in Texas?
June 12, 2006

Not Everyone Agrees on the Significance of Zarqawi's Death
June 09, 2006

Why Is Sen. Arlen Specter Mad at Vice President Cheney?
June 08, 2006

Was Rep. Patrick Kennedy Drinking Before His Accident?
June 07, 2006

What Sen. Ted Kennedy Calls Proposed Marriage Amendment
June 06, 2006

Immigration Reform's Price Tag
June 05, 2006

Sen. Harry Reid Came Out With his Dukes Up, Now He's Lowering Them
June 02, 2006

Is Iran Taking the Wrong Lessons from the War in Iraq?
May 31, 2006
Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

What They Knew and When They Knew It

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah says he told Lebanese officials that the only way to win the release of prisoners in Israeli jails was to abduct Israeli soldiers — days before Hezbollah captured two IDF troops.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reports Nasrallah told Al Jazeera last week, "I said that we would abduct Israeli soldiers in meetings with some of the main political leaders in the country," adding that those leaders supported the plan when he guaranteed it would hasten the prisoners' release.

Nasrallah says he was surprised the tactic backfired, saying he never expected Israel to launch a war over just two soldiers.

Anonymous said...

We have it on good authority that Big City Lib has determined that the only way to eliminate Hisboolah is to nuke Iran.

Maybe there is hope for the pathetic, myopic piece of blog turd known as Big City Lib.

Normal people can only hope.

Anonymous said...

Issues & Insights
Hezbollah: Party Of Cowards

Posted 7/25/2006

Global War On Terror: After the standard condemnation of Israel for defending itself, the U.N. humanitarian chief rightly attacked Hezbollah for its "cowardly blending" among civilians. Where have we seen this before?

Speaking to reporters at Cyprus' Larnaca Airport on Monday after a visit to Lebanon to coordinate international relief efforts, Jan Egeland issued the standard denunciation of Israel for using "disproportionate" force and for violating "international humanitarian law."

But he said something else, something that indicates that even the East River elites are beginning to recognize the calling card of terrorists — the use of civilians and even entire nations as human shields.

"Consistently, from the Hezbollah heartland, my message was that Hezbollah must stop this cowardly blending . . . among women and children," he said. "I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians who bore the brunt of this. I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men."

Members of Hezbollah, like the terrorist groups in Iraq, do not follow the rules of war. They do not wear uniforms to distinguish themselves from the civilian population. They routinely store their weapons in civilian homes and fire them from civilian neighborhoods. Then they scurry back to their hiding places.

Like the Nazi V-1 and V-2 rockets of World War II, Hezbollah's rockets and missiles are not aimed at military targets, but at the heart of cities and towns. They and their warheads are designed to indiscriminately kill and maim civilians.

Meanwhile, back in the centre of the Universe, pathetic little no class weenies like Big City Liberal continue to defend this vermin, this pondscum that is Hisbullah.

"well takes one to know one eh?"

Anonymous said...

War has been raging there for two weeks or more. One has to wonder why the UN hadn't pulled these "peacekeepers" long ago when it became obvious there was no peace to keep. Kofi using human shields?

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