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Monday, July 17, 2006

Women in Lebanon

A Lebanese woman screams as she flees Nabatiyeh that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in south Lebanon July 16,2006. Israeli air raids shook Beirut on Sunday, the fifth day of a devastating assault on Hizbollah and Lebanon that has prompted no U.N. Security Council action and only a mild plea for restraint from Israel's U.S. ally. REUTERS/Kamel Jaber (LEBANON)


A wounded Lebanese woman, covered in blood, is evacuated after surviving an Israeli air strike in Tyre, south Lebanon. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed to wage an unrestrained campaign against Israel as over 50 Lebanese were killed in a devastating blitz of Israeli strikes and the Jewish state was hit by an unprecedented rocket attack.(AFP/Hassan Ammar)


Women and children in a pick-up truck, fleeing from the southern village of Bint Jbeil, arrive at the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday July 17, 2006. Israel traded fierce barrages for a sixth day Monday, as the latest eruption of warfare in the Middle East showed no sign of easing, with the death toll on both sides rising to more than 200 at least 180 in Lebanon and 24 in Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


A woman and her children from the southern village of Marwaheen, find temporary shelter at a school in of the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday July 17, 2006. Israel traded fierce barrages for a sixth day Monday, as the latest eruption of warfare in the Middle East showed no sign of easing, with the death toll on both sides rising to more than 200 at least 180 in Lebanon and 24 in Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


Lebanese children and a woman flee in a truck from the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon July 17,2006. Israel bombarded Lebanon for a sixth day on Monday and dismissed as premature a proposal for an international stability force to help end the worst fighting across the Israeli-Lebanese border in more than 20 years. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Civil defense rescuers carry the body of a woman away from a civilian car that was struck by an Israeli warplane missile, as it was driving past a bridge in the southern village of Rmeileh, near the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday July 17, 2006. Israel traded fierce barrages for a sixth day Monday, as the latest eruption of warfare in the Middle East showed no sign of easing, with the death toll on both sides rising to more than 200 at least 180 in Lebanon and 24 in Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


Women and children of the Ismaili family who fled the southern Lebanese village of Tyre, arrive in the port city of Sidon Lebanon, Monday July 17, 2006. Israel traded fierce barrages for a sixth day Monday, as the latest eruption of warfare in the Middle East showed no sign of easing, with the death toll on both sides rising to more than 200 at least 180 in Lebanon and 24 in Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

14 Comments:

At 7/17/2006 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atrocities in the Promised Land
By KATHLEEN CHRISTISON
former CIA analyst

"Words fail; ordinary terms are inadequate to describe the horrors Israel daily perpetrates, and has perpetrated for years, against the Palestinians..."

VPKR

 
At 7/17/2006 8:21 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

It takes a certain kind of person to see a liberal free society attacked by Islamicists to suggest Israel is to blame for what's happening.

 
At 7/17/2006 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you justify Israel's actions. Bombing the shit out of civilians. You're weaker than I thought.

 
At 7/17/2006 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do your research, Timmy. You don't have a clue what you're talking about.

Watch this: Loss of Liberty.

VPKR

 
At 7/18/2006 8:55 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Sounds like you guys would be right at home listening to this guy and joing the chant-along at the end of this video....

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21604_Mullahs_Show_Their_Teeth&only

 
At 7/18/2006 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, timmy, we "liberals" love death and destruction. Why must you post such simple comments. You lose credibility by the day. You never have anything constructive to say.
The fighting is insane. Like the Gazan doctor says, a new breed of terrorists is being born, if they don't die first.
Stop throwing around the buzz words. They show your true colors.

 
At 7/18/2006 3:07 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

The fighting is insane? So, biven Israel's situation and the fact that they have been attacked (by people who want to wipe them off the face of the earth) what do you propose they do?

 
At 7/18/2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read articles:
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0718-22.htm

Israel's attack on Lebanon, which has already killed and wounded hundreds and destroyed much of that fragile democracy's infrastructure including airports, seaports, bridges and roads has done nothing to make Israel safer or more secure from threats posed by the militant Islamic organization Hezbollah. Indeed, the terrorist group's attacks on targets in northern Israel have become more brazen and deadly since Israel began striking Lebanon.

No serious participant in the contemporary discourse would deny that Israel has a right to protect itself. But many would agree that Israel is not going about the mission in a smart manner.

As Henry Siegman, the former head of the American Jewish Congress, explains, "In Lebanon as in Gaza, it is not Israel's right to protect its civilian population from terrorist aggression that is at issue. It is the way Israel goes about exercising that right.

"Despite bitter lessons from the past, Israel's political and military leaders remain addicted to the notion that, whatever they have a right to do, they have a right to overdo, to the point where they lose what international support they had when they began their retaliatory measures," adds Seigman. "Israel's response to the terrorist assault in Gaza and the outrageous and unprovoked Hezbollah assault across its northern border in Lebanon, far from providing protection to its citizens, may well further undermine their security by destabilizing the wider region."

 
At 7/19/2006 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel is wrong. Hezbollah is wrong. War is wrong. I choose no side except one, and that is the side of the innocent women and children in harms way. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I think we should jail all men and let the women step up take over and make world peace and what is best for our kids and mutual prosperity.
The element of dominant man needs to be balanced by the feminine element of nurturing and compassion. The world is male dominated and thus at war. Men are destroying our world and need to sit down. Let go and let goddess

 
At 7/19/2006 8:28 AM, Anonymous sue said...

Right on, sister! It's clearly up to peaceful women to stop the madness and heal the planet. I'm with you.

 
At 7/19/2006 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this will help you a little, Timmy:

Israel Takes a Stupid Pill
By Larry C. Johnson, formerly with the CIA

A brief quote from the article:

"While most folks in the United States buy into the Hollywood storyline of poor little Israel fighting for its survival against big, bad Muslims, the reality unfolding on our TV screens shows something else... Hamas and Hezbollah attacked military targets; kidnapping soldiers on military patrols may be an act of war and a provocation, but it is not terrorism... Israel is not attacking the individuals who hit their soldiers. Israel is engaged in mass punishment.

"How did Israel respond? They bombed civilian targets and civilian infrastructure and have killed many civilians. Let's see if I have this right. The Arab 'terrorists' attack military units, destroy at least one tank, and are therefore terrorists. Israel retaliates by launching aerial, naval, and artillery bombardments of civilian areas and they are engaging in self-defense. If we are unable to recognize the hypocrisy of this construct then we ourselves are so enveloped by propaganda and emotion that, like the Israelis, Hezbollah, and Hamas, we can't think rationally."

VPKR

 
At 7/19/2006 4:29 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Larry Johnson? Now there's a guy I don't mind contradicting me.....

On July 10, 2001--two months before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon--Johnson wrote an op-ed for the New York Times ("The Declining Terrorist Threat") in which he argued that Americans were "bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism" and, in truth, had "little to fear" from terrorism. And, in turn, he rebuked his former colleagues in the national security bureaucracy for using the "fiction" of the terrorist threat to pump up their budgets.

Nor was this Johnson's first foray into dismissing bin Laden and al Qaeda. Johnson, who also served as the deputy director for the office of counterterrorism at the State Department in the early 90s, was interviewed by PBS's Frontline for its 1999 program, "Hunting for bin Laden." According to Johnson, Americans had "tended to make Osama bin Laden sort of a superman in Muslim garb," when in reality he is "more of a symptom of a problem" than a looming threat. And while bin Laden "would like to kill Americans . . . wanting to is different from being able to, having the full capabilities in place." By Johnson's lights, "Osama bin Laden . . . has not been a very effective organizer or leader. He talks a great game."

More Here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/883raiiu.asp

 
At 7/19/2006 5:54 PM, Anonymous VPKR said...

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At 7/20/2006 5:27 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Verrry interesting, VPKR. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

 

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