Khatami slams bin Laden, defends Hezbollah

September 11, 2006 at 10:14 am (Arabs & Muslims, Hezbollah, Islam, Lebanon, Middle East, Peace, Religions, Terrorism, United Sates, War on Terrorism)

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/09/10/harvard.khatami.ap/index.html 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami condemned Osama bin Laden and suicide bombing but also defended groups such as Hezbollah for what he characterized as resistance against Israeli colonialism.

In a 30-minute speech given under tight security at Harvard University, Khatami repeatedly praised the concept of democracy but said American politicians, since World War II, have been infatuated with “world domination.”

Khatami said he was one of the first world leaders to condemn “the barbarous acts” of September 11. Responding to a question from the audience about bin Laden, Khatami said he had two problems with the al Qaeda leader behind the attacks.

“First, because of the crimes he conducts,” he said, “and second because he conducts them in the name of Islam, the religion which is a harbinger of peace and justice.”

Khatami was met by protesters when he arrived at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Many angrily called on him to stand up for human rights.

Police estimated that 200 were in the crowd that blamed him for failing to stop government crackdowns on student activists in Tehran during his two terms in office.

Several human rights organizations say the crackdowns are believed to have been initiated by his rivals and approved by Iran’s ruling Muslim clerics.

“His speech is on ethics and violence. It would be very bizarre if he came here to speak on ethics and violence and did not acknowledge and discuss his own record in Iran,” said Eric Lesser, 21, president of Harvard College Democrats, which teamed with their Republican peers for the protest. “Students were arrested and thrown in prison for speaking their mind in the same way we’re doing right now.”

Khatami was considered a reformist during his two terms as president that ended last year. His visit to the United States has been criticized by many, particularly amid concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.

There were no major problems, but police presence was heavy, Cambridge police spokesman Frank Pasquarello said. One man was detained, although it was not immediately clear why.

Harvard has been criticized for the timing of its invitation to Khatami, who is taking a two-week tour of the United States.

Khatami is the most senior Iranian to travel outside New York in the United States since Islamic fundamentalists seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held Americans hostage for 444 days.

He was invited to the United States by the U.N.-sponsored Alliance of Civilizations, of which he is a founding member. The group strives to foster cross-cultural understanding between Western and Islamic states.

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40,000 rally in Tel Aviv to demand official war probe

September 10, 2006 at 12:01 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Peace, Politics and War)

 Source: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760576.html

Some 40,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv last night to demand that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert order an independent state inquiry into his government’s handling of the war in Lebanon.

The rally was the largest public show of dissatisfaction with Olmert since he took office in May. Polls show his popularity has tumbled amid public frustration with Israel’s failure to crush Hezbollah guerrillas. 
 
The 34-day campaign, launched after Hezbollah captured two soldiers in a cross-border raid, ended with an August 14 truce that has largely held. Olmert has pledged only a government probe into the war instead of an independent inquiry.

Police said a crowd of around 40,000 thronged Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. Many in the crowd, which spilled into nearby streets, were reservists who served during the war.

Organizers said they were happy with the turnout, though some protests against past governments have been much bigger.

Speakers complained that the army had been ill equipped and civilians ill prepared to face Hezbollah rockets that rained on northern Israel during the fighting. A total of 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 157 Israelis, two-thirds of them soldiers, were killed in the war.

Protesters sent up cries of: “Olmert go home.”

Spurning the calls from the demonstrators, Olmert told a news conference in Jerusalem: “I see things differently.”

The prime minister has vowed to hold an internal probe of the war, under a panel his cabinet has yet to name. Israeli media said the cabinet was likely to put off a decision on naming the panel that had been expected today.

Among the speakers in Tel Aviv were leaders of both left and right-wing parties opposed to Olmert’s centrist Kadima. They formed an odd alliance of those who supported the war and those who wanted to end it sooner.

“Never has there been such confusion and contradictory orders issued in the handling of a war,” said former defense minister Moshe Arens, of the right-wing Likud party.

Yossi Sarid, a former lawmaker with the leftist Meretz party called on Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Chief of Staff Dan Halutz to resign. “If you don’t return home on your own initiative, Israeli democracy will send you home,” Sarid said.

Protest leader Eliad Shraga said, “We hope to open the prime minister’s eyes,” to force him to name an independent commission of inquiry headed by a Supreme Court justice to investigate the army’s failings
 

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Nasrallah ‘did not think’ act would spark war

August 28, 2006 at 1:13 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Politics and War, Terrorism, United Sates)

Nasrallah ‘did not think’ act would spark war
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said in a TV interview aired Sunday that he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers if he had known it would lead to such a war.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14543465/from/ET/

A friend of mine sent me the above article asking me if I still think Hezbollah is the one who sparked the “craziness.” My answer was:

No winners in wars, yes, I agree with that.. I see why America said NO to stopping it, to the UN, EU, Asia, Americas, Arab/Islamic World, and the American People!!

I have said before that I don’t support their first-action; but whether it’s a right or a wrong decision from their part, everybody cannot deny their right of doing it!!
If padducans occupy Murray farms and keeps thousands of murrians as prisoners; Murrians have the right to fight back, whether it’s the right way or not…

Only a naive would think that what caused this craziness is the Hezbolla’s act; this act was used as a cause; but this craziness has been there for a decade! If you listen to Galloway’s answer to Skynews, you’d easily undertand this: Israel was forced out of most of Lebanon in 2000, and is still there on some parts, and resistance to it is just legitimate! Israel’s offense was a rehabilitation to their defeat in 2000; and to return the prestige to of the invincible-army…

Israel’s actions, that’s been called “self-defense” is the unjustifiable on all aspects; An occupiers “actions” cannot be considered “actions-back/defense!!” Lebanese actions are the “Actions-back/defense” nonethless, even if it seems like actions!
If you read Olmert’s strategy and announcement everyday of the war, the only term you can give is “terrorism” to their actions.. Terrorism’s Defintion? go dictionary.com, “Mass-destroying a country to change Lebanese mind on hezbollah,” is like “mass-destroying the world trade center to change Americans minds on Israel!!”  Fighting civilians, to create horror, and get to what you want is exactly what they did, and exactly what you understand and don’t wanna admit.. Not to forget the illegal cluster bombs that nobody talks about!!!..

My justifications are valid; but regardless of how hard I try, a pro-Israel doesn’t listen because his/her mind is locked with one idea, and wants it through!

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Reply to “State of Denial: The Abdication of Lebanese Leaders!”

August 20, 2006 at 9:12 am (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East)

An article has been circulating the internet lately, “State of Denial: The Abdication of Lebanese Leaders!” by the supposedly labenese, Michael Behe, orginally published by the Metula News Agency, from whom it was translated from the French by Llewellyn Brown, and is reprinted with permission by The New Republic Online.

I have spent 2 hours today searching for such a name as Michael Behe, in both Arabic (Found nothing), and English (Found the same article thousands of times in Israeli and American websites) and I conclude this is a fictious person put for the sake of gathering support for what I call: the “War on Ethics.”

A comment posted on the on tnr.com says: “MeNA – Metula News Agency – is based in a village in Northern Israel. The village is currently under Israeli Army curfew (while being bombarded by Nassrallah’s Katyushas).” This can clarify the matter, and make it easier to see why would a Lebanese be more Israeli than Israel itself!

The accuracy of the writer is very important. Because, if this guy is not Lebanese, as claimed in the title, then, it’s a black propaganda; what starts by a lie, ends with a lie.

The advantage/strengthes this article has is in its writer; and I don’t think it’s something trivial to ignore..

Moreover, most of the comments are not valid. Here we will go point-by-point with what the article said (I’m going to talk by a Lebanese tongue):

1. Any institution or organization, in any fields, would look like a government; and if a sophisticated organization, naturally it would have officers responsible of financials, logistics, education, etc. just like a country.. both are institutions!

2. Well, I agree with “Iran’s weapons part,” but the same apply for Israel; which is an extension to the United States! Why is it okay for Israel to get an open 24/7 supply of “smart” weapons, and not okay if others get from other places?

3. “We were no longer masters of our destiny!!!!!!” If Israel can attack with the most destructive and sophisticated weapons (and it did), you would only be master of your destiny if you have such constructions.. A resistance movement would better resign if it doesn’t prepare to fight back..

4. Lebanon is fighting only for itself; Why if Arabs show their bravery and patriotism, and finally win, they get discredited?

5. As you can tell from the scene, political leaders in Lebanon are revolving around Hezbollah, as well as everybody else: Hezbollah is part of the country, and its weapons would only be used for defending it; why would they fight to disarm it? Especially that their army is so weak.. It’s their national resistance movement, and it wasn’t, in Lebanon, an important topic.

6. OUR RADAR, OUR RADAR, OUR RADAR, OUR RADAR!!! What the?! Which radar is this guy talking about, the rusting? Did you see their military machines? it’s like a 100 years old!! Why wouldn’t Israel want them back, because it’s so easy to kidnap a 250 solders in a single small operation!!

7. Nobody Whined and griped on military losses; because the resistance lost un-proportionally less than Israel; we whine because of the unethical, unjust, and inhuman behaviours of Israel, that killed more than 300 children in this war; and the endless support it receives despite that.. By writing this article, Israel is playing the role of victim; can’t you tell by reading it in every .il site?

8. As long as there is occupation to the land, people have, under the international law, the right to defend themselves. Lebanon’s only way is resistance, that’s why they didn’t want to disarm Hezbollah. And since when did Israel respect the International Law and community? You saw by your eyes the news “UN: Israeli raid violates ceasefire”  if it was Lebanon that violated, sanctions would have already put against them.. Israel, however, fears nothing, because they know the United State is there with its veto.

9. Tying to show Syria and Lebanon as enemies has always been the case for Israel.. [don’t wanna talk about this, because I don’t have enough knowledge]

10. Bring me a single Lebanese that would defend Israel this way!!!!! There are who don’t agree with Hezbollah, but nor there are people defending Israel this way!!

11. “Who are we to stand against Israel?” Is this what a Lebanese saying?

12. “Israel a victim?” What a joke too?! Lebanon lost 9.2 billion dollars in infrastructure!! Now Lebanon Existed? Existed in a before-20-years Lebanon?? Now after destruction, you’re allowed to access all areas?! Because there are no doors left? Discussing the destruction of a whole neighborhood would only be possible when involving Syria.. Moreover, why would Israel be involve itself in opening these places, isn’t that a “Bletant interference in internal affairs!!”

13. “assassinating eight of its soldiers, kidnapping two others and, simultaneously, launching missiles on nine of its towns does not constitute a casus belli.” This, in military terms, un-proportional to what Israel has done!

14. What a silly disrespectful person!! Why do we reverse the course of “action-result.” If there was no occupation in 1982, there would be no resistance movement, neither national nor Islamic! It’s not “If there was no movement, there would be no occupation,” as this smart analyst say!! So according to his logic, “Israel’s blessing every missile Hezbollah is launching into its residential areas!”

15. For the “satellite map” and the figures of death; there was no reliable source given; and there are no evidences… All empty talk, that anyone in the street can do.. Half of Beirut is destroyed, see this, and he’s saying 5% only!! This is irrational, and cannot be believed by anyone who watch TV for 30 minutes a day.. Moreover, the news he’s giving seems like he’s one of the Mossad/solders or something?!

16. Yes, the roads, airport, ambulances, oil storage, etc. were put out of working order; because those would help Hezbo’s!! I can not stand reading this paragraph without laughing!! Liars, Iranians, anti-Semites?? Go watch CNN Galleries; they’re enough..

17. Put it this way: “all the rest of Beirut, 95% of Beirut, lives and breathes better than [20-years] ago.” Why don’t you talk in the Israeli radio? Nothing can be feared from Israeli planes! (I read this in some fairytale)!!

18. “Of course, there are some 500,000 refugees from the south who are experiencing a veritable tragedy and who are not smiling.” Do you not see?? All these thousands are celebrating the win?!!! All the flags?? All the dancing?? All the hard work to rebuild what has been destroyed.. Can you not be Lebanese in some way?

17. Again, all statistics that he refused to accept and the figures he gave of death tolls, have no scientific basis.. Please give me sources and facts..

18. “Like the overwhelming majority of Lebanese, I pray that no one puts an end to the Israeli attack before it finishes shattering the terrorists.” How did he come up with this??

19. “I pray that the Hebrew soldiers will penetrate all the hidden recesses of southern Lebanon and will hunt out,” Oh God please, give them power and strength to suck our resources!

20. “…I wish to express my infinite gratitude to the relatives of the Israeli victims – civilian and military – whose loved ones have fallen …” What about Lebanese victims? Is he against everybody in Lebanon?

21. I agree with this: “… only peace will ensure peace…” 

Last but not least, I think that this was enough to show that this is a propaganda that aims at disuniting Lebanon, and turning the results after the biggest loss the strongest air force has faced; and the 4th best military!.. Millions of Dollars were paid to change the public opinion both in America and the west, and unfortunately I can see the results.. Dear reader, Why do I hear not “a” single condemnation or criticism to Israel? Are they the representatives of the truth and freedom all the time in all actions? What about us? Are we the Representatives of the devil? We have devil and you have devil, and we need to extract both.. I admit we have one, the Binladins, but do you admit you have one??

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I am a 100% Jewish!

August 19, 2006 at 2:44 pm (Culture, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East)

In selectsmart.com, a faith selector, and after answering the questionnaires, I have discovered that I am a 100% Muslim, a 100% Orthodox Jewish, and a 78% Reform Jewish! Wow!

The Islamic creed is so similar to the Judaism, and of common factors more than that is between Christianity and Judaism. The same applies to Islam and Christianity, who have stronger creed ties to that is of Judaism. Relationship between Jews and Christians has been stronger, however, of that to Muslims because of the events involving the so-called, “Islamic Terror.”

Though I don’t agree with the term, “Islamic Terrorism,” which gives Islam a terrorism division, I agree that “some” Muslims are to blame for so many troubles around the globe. Nonetheless, I claim that Islam is not the source of the trouble; there is a mix of historical, social, political, etc. factors that lead to the creation of this layer. Admitting the existence of this layer, does not mean giving ourselves and you the right to call on any movement or organization that happens to be Islamic, a terrorist one. The globe, unfortunately, did not arrive at a precise definition at such term, which leads us to a vague road when assessing problems like the 2006 Israeli-Lebanese conflict.

A friend of mine complained about my defense to the Lebanese resistance in my posts by saying:

…anyone of any belief who kills someone else just because they are different or kills in the name of his or her God/Allah is MURDER!!! Is it ethical to murder? Is it ethical to behead? Is it ethical to kidnap for ransom? Is it ethical to launch hundreds of missles intentionally toward civilians?

And here I say:
I’m the first to criticize fanatics, especially Muslims, and I have always been the first in the list to stand against extremism and terrorism.
It’s unethical to murder in the name of God, unethical to behead, unethical to kidnap for ransom, and it’s unethical to launch the missiles.. But is it ethical to occupy the land? Is it ethical to keep thousands of people in your prisons when you see yourself stronger than others? If not, whether it’s Islamic or not, is it unethical for people to resist that occupation, and practice their legitimate right? Is it ethical to kill (thousands) of “civilians?” Is it not ethical to launch missiles but ethical to throw “tons of tons” of weapons on infrastructure and destroying no less than a 15000 house?? Is it ethical to veto “ANY” and “EVERY” trial to end the war? Is it ethical to destroy Beirut airport, residential buildings, ambulances, fleeing civilians, ports, a lighthouse, grain silos, bridges, roads, factories, medical and relief trucks, mobile telephone and television stations, fuel containers and service stations, and the country’s largest dairy farm?? Is it not ethical that you’re defending this??
My point is: If Hezbollah deems guilty, then, Israel is definitely guilty too, and deserve the same, if not more, of condemnations from your part and others in the “modern” world.

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Hezbollah is Accused of Helping the People!!!

August 19, 2006 at 9:47 am (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, United Sates)

Lately in the news, Hezbollah has been giving USD 12,000 to each family that has a “totally” destroyed house. This campaign would cost them more than 150 Million dollars to help 15,000 families. This money is intended to help them rent a livable furnished apartment or a house for a whole year. Hezbollah, however, did not confirm the source of money. It’s widely believed, however, that Hezbollah is financially capable of doing so.

Destruction in Lebanon - Source: Alarabiya.comMeanwhile the US and Israel “accused” and “criticized” Hezbollah of helping people, which would get them people’s hearts and minds, by an Iranian money. Those same people refuse the American aids, according to CNN, because it’s shame to take money from one hand, to help fix the destruction of bombs paid by money from the other hand!! This puts the
US administration, which planned to pay $50 m in aids, in an embarrassing position. The delay in the process was blamed on the bureaucratic procedures.

I need to emphasize something I already talked about in this Blog; something very important and a biggy in the scene. This IS WIDELY BELIEVED TRUE here, whether I or you like it or not: Hezbollah is not an outsider to Lebanon; Hezbollah is not an agency; Hezbollah is born in Lebanon, and all its members are Lebanese; Hezbollah does not operate outside Lebanon; Hezbollah has no relationship with al-Qaeda or other “suicide-bombers;” Hezbollah operates in open-compacts for pre-defined and explicitly spoken goals to defend its land; All Lebanon is celebrating the win, and it is considered a Lebanese honor, because it’s a Lebanese resistance movement that defeated their occupier.. they are the freedom fighters
America consider terrorists.

I say this not because I support them, but because it is the “Arabic” true; the fact that most of my American friends cannot comprehend. This leads us to one conclusion: The United State position toward the conflict cut all ropes between the US and
Lebanon; and it will be really hard to fix the hard feelings.. I wish the Administration realizes this and acts fairly in the future; and I wish American people go for change.. may all nations live in love and peace..  

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Who Suffered the Defeat in “The War on Ethics?!”

August 15, 2006 at 8:49 am (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, United Sates)

Who won the war?!! Both claimed they did!!

Hezbollah, Israel, the United States, …, all gained nothing?!!

Right before the cease-fire, Israel accelerated its offense, to kill what remained green on the land.. Or as claimed, to destroy what it couldn’t in 34 days of Hezbollah. Yet, their message was, from the beginning: “If you want your air conditioning to work and if you want to be able to fly to Paris for shopping, you must pull your head out of the sand and take action toward shutting down Hezbollah-land.” So they gave themselves the right to dump all buildings to trash; or in other words, to destroy all of us, and would have no redlines, which MIGHT lead to disunity of Lebanon and would lead to an end to Hezbollah!  

Result: ALL Lebanon and Arabs united with Hezbollah. 3% of Israelis, only, think the offense achieved its goals!!! Unfortunately, Israel neither learned from history; playing with militias is not a summer trip! The strategy “use more force” if “force doesn’t work,” proved its failure.  

The 4th strongest military and air force over the face of the earth loses its control, and starts attacking on the civilian population centers and infrastructure; 30,000 solders couldn’t stop Hezbollah’s rocket campaign that was increasing everyday. Its smart weapons couldn’t assassinate the “terrorist/resistance leader” Sayed Nassrallah. Its destruction couldn’t turn people against him either. The war ended on the day that Israel incurred its highest losses in all terms… The economical, social, political losses are deriving the frustration in Israel that led to the announcement: “We will trap Hezbollah wherever we find them,” analyze this! Is there going to be an end then?? 

Hezbollah recently announced it has achieved a strategic and historical win. Military-wise, it could be right, since it incurred less causalities and losses than Israel’s, and was able to stand for the whole 34 days against an army that defeated 3 big Arab armies in 4 days, during the last decade!! Politically however, it lost half of its bids, since it might accept conditions it would never accept before, and might get disarmed. Nonetheless, it won an undeniable psychological warfare, for it got the hearts and minds of millions of people from all over the Arab, Islamic, and western worlds; you can find the flags of Hezbollah in virtually everywhere. That might show you how different Hezbollah in people’s eyes than Al-Qaeda, because it’s considered a legitimate resistance movement and a freedom fighter.. 

The United States, though deny it, but it incurred its biggest loss; for it lost the remaining of the world’s population’ hearts.. Hatred to the American Administration is never like before; from what I see, I can tell that less than 5% favor it now. After the war on Iraq, still, many Arabs fell in love with Bush because of his fight for freedom, especially after the fall of Saddam. After the Israeli-Lebanese conflict, however, America is looked upon as the devil everywhere in the Islamic World for its full support to the Israeli aggression. I posted a “Must-Read” article called “US and Security” https://monline.wordpress.com/must-read/us-security/, and i wish all Americans read it to have an idea what’s this hatred all about.. The hatred is not against Americans, but against the government and its policies!

Finally, the biggest loser in the war was both Israeli’ and Lebanese’ population for over 1300 civilians where killed, over 17,000 housing units were distroyed, other than the infrastructure that all been dumped.. I got this quote from Wikipedia.com: 

Israeli strikes on Lebanon’s civilian population and infrastructure include Beirut airport, residential buildings, ambulances, fleeing civilians, ports, a lighthouse, grain silos, bridges, roads, factories, medical and relief trucks, mobile telephone and television stations, fuel containers and service stations, and the country’s largest dairy farm Liban Lait[72][73][74][75][76][77].

Hezbollah has fired rockets, sometimes at a rate of more than 150 per day, exclusively at civilian targets throughout the conflict, landing in all major cities of northern Israel including Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, Nahariya, Safed, Afula, Qiryat Shemona, Karmiel, and Maalot, and dozens of kibbutzim, moshavim, and Druze and Arab villages[79][80][81].

Human Rights Watch has issued many reports documenting indiscriminate use of force against civilians by both Israel and Hezbollah. After investigating over 20 attacks that killed more than 150 civilians in Lebanon, they blamed Israel for systematically failing to distinguish between combatants and civilians, which may constitute a war crime. They also accused Hezbollah of committing war crimes for the deliberate and indiscriminate killing of civilians by firing rockets which cannot be aimed at military targets into populated areas, which killed over 30 civilians in northern Israel. The organization has also strongly criticized Israel for using cluster bombs too close to civilians because of their inaccuracy and unreliability, and Hezbollah for filling its rockets with ball bearings, which suggests a desire to maximize harm to civilians.[86][87][88]
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Israel-Lebanon_conflict#Targeting_of_civilian_areas

This unethical war has led to, according to wikipedia.com:

Date:

12 July 2006 — present
(ceasefire started 05:00 UTC,
14 August 2006)
Location: Lebanon and northern Israel
Result: Ongoing. Ceasefire reached by UN Security Council Resolution 1701
Casus belli: Hezbollah cross-border raid and shelling resulting in death of three and capture of two IDF soldiers

Combatants

Hezbollah
Israel Lebanon
Commanders
Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General / Spiritual Leader) Dan Halutz (CoS)
Moshe Kaplinsky
[1]
Udi Adam
(Regional)
Michel Sulaiman (CoS)
Casualties
Hezbollah militia:
Killed: 65 confirmed by Hezbollah[2] / 180 identified out of 530 estimated by IDF[3]
21 captured
(Israeli government and Hezbollah reports)
Amal militia:
8 killed[4]
PFLP-GC militia:
1 killed[5]
Civilians:
43 killed[6][7]
about 1,350 injured (of which about 1,200 lightly injured or treated for shock) [8]
500,000 displaced [9]
Soldiers:
118 killed[6][7]
402 wounded
2 captured
Civilians:
692-1009 killed [10] [11] [12] [13]
3,600 injured [14][15][16][17](Lebanese government reports)
One million displaced [18][19]
Soldiers:
36 killed[20],
100 wounded
350-400 captured, but released[21][22]
For other casualties see Casualties of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

 Source: Wikipedia.com

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If Americans Knew

August 12, 2006 at 12:59 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, United Sates)

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Galloway: ‘The Violence Will Go On’

August 12, 2006 at 7:35 am (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East)

The only justification Israel is giving for its ultra-violent destruction to our, small country,
Lebanon is the “abduction of the 2 solders by Hezbollah.” And this justification has gained so much approval in the western countries, having been brainwashed by the biased media. Shamefully, the media broadcast the show as if it has started one month ago, and ironically, the conflict has been there for decades. Who has started the war? Who is winning? Why Hezbollah is gaining so much support? Should Iran be involved?? There are many questions awaiting answers: who, how, why, where and when??..

With a different prospective, Mr. George Galloway answers these questions in a 5-star interview with Skynews; this interview has gained so much publicity, and got thousands and thousands of comments and e-mails.. Follow the link and enjoy:

Galloway on SkynewsGalloway: ‘The Violence Will Go On’ – Israel invades Lebanon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jK6O3aGzIk
or
http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-galloway_060806,00.html

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heartbreaking Lebanon

August 7, 2006 at 3:06 pm (Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, United Sates)

Yesterday, I sent an e-mail showing some heart breaking pictures from Lebanon to those I know, both Americans and Arabs.. I received a reply today from a somone I like so much, which says: 

Yes indeed…heart breaking! The same type of letter and image is coming from many places where Islamic fascists are using violence in trying to impose their will and their beliefs on others so that others do not have freedom! Afganistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Nigeria, Indonesia, France, Great Britain, New York City and else where have all suffered at the hands of these criminals!    DO NOT forget that Hisbolla started this most current blood letting! May they all rot in HELL! And since I wanted, so long, to write about this; I would like to share the reply with you dearest readers… It’s an opinion, that most Arabs share, and I hope you get out of the box before you read it…

Dear, I know exactly how you feel about it.. But let’s not be unjust when judging the whole situation.. Assuming Hezbollah are terrorists, why wouldn’t we call what Israel’s doing terrorism? Is it self-defense killing 700 people, most are civilians in mass-distruction-over war? Is it self-defense destroying ALL the infrastructure of a WHOLE country because of two solders, and that would include oil storage, roads, buildings, bridges, hospitals, the Airport, etc? Is it self-defense booming a refugee building full of kids and killing more than 60? Is it self-defense “bringing back Lebanon 20 years back?!!!!” as carelessly announced by Israeli official?? Is it self-defense destroying the only democratic Arab country, Lebanon??  

Dear, Let’s not mix the facts.. Let’s not term everything we want the way we want it.. I don’t fully support Hezbollah, and I don’t support their first move, but I claim that the US & Israel cannot be both the Judge and the Police.. Hezbollah existed in the 80s when Israel OCCUPIED southern
Lebanon, and it’s the RIGHT of Lebanese to defend their land.. Thousands of Lebanese and Arabs are still detained in Israeli prisons, and lebanon’s land is still occupied!!! Why don’t we call it a resistance movement?? Because it’s easy for
Israel to call it a “terrorist Organization,” which would make its life easier when gathering world-wide support.. Why media is not allowed to broadcast the facts to world from Israel?? Analyze this..

 Hezbollah, unlike Al-Qaeda, has definite goals and beliefs; all what they do is defend their lands.. Not to forget that Hezbollah is part of
Lebanon, and is supported by almost all Lebanese, and the government.. They did not bomb Afganistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Nigeria, Indonesia, France, Great Britain, New York City and else where.. And unlike Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah has a Arab-Nationals-Wide support, and is recognized by so many sittings world-wide as a legitimate organizations.. Put it this way, Al-Qaeda itself would be so happy to fight Hezbollah if offered the support by the US and
Israel!!!!!!!!
 

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