Saturday, July 22, 2006

Explain THAT! - part 2

Today Israeli jets destroyed TV relay stations and cellphone communication towers on several Lebanese mountain tops.

One civilian who was working in those stations has so far been killed. Again, these attacks came without warning.

This is of course to weaken Hezbollah. Not that Hezbollah has it's own communication system set up, probably with $20 radio handsets. Not that Lebanese civilians use the TV stations to keep informed on what is happening or cellphones to keep in touch with fragmented family members.

An IDF spokesperson was asked on the BBC today why these stations were targeted.

His answer? And I quote: "The Hezbollah uses the TV to broadcast propaganda against Israel and the cellphones to send messages against Israel. Besides, today is the sabbath! We got hit with 50 rockets!"

How can one argue with that logic...

13 Comments:

Blogger TeacherWV said...

I'm sorry to here of the plight of the Lebanese people. It's always the innocent that suffer the most. I have been watching on a daily basis of what's happening there. It's sad that Israel has to use the extreme measures or believes it does in order to push the Hezbollah back out of missile range.

7:23 PM, July 22, 2006  
Blogger Xylocaine said...

It's war...and the israelis are the dirtiest at it..we have 50 years of records...nothing evil coming out of israelis surprises me...

What the Israelis are doing to LEbanon reminds me of Hitler destruction of Polland!!!

8:30 PM, July 22, 2006  
Anonymous Aviad said...

Ramzi, if you claim to cry out for logics, try approaching the question using ratio, not emotion.
It is war - and by definition, war is a process during which things usually get ruined. I suggest this so-called ridiculous, simplified terms in order to show that pondering about a specific destruction just lacks any purpose..
In my opinion, the most relevant question to be asked is "why war?" And in an honest attempt to answer that - regarding specifically the current conflict - I believe that Israel would surely not be the one to be blamed.

xylocaine - your colourful comparison to the Nazis actions in Poland is utterly misplaced.

3:54 AM, July 23, 2006  
Anonymous bruno said...

teacher wrote: "Israel has to use the extreme measures" . Israel has NOT to use the extreme measures, Israel decided to. Israel planned to. and not as an answer to the kidnapping of the two soldiers. the two soldiers were not kidnapped, they were CAPTURED into the lebanese territory in Aita al Shaab. At this link you find more informations: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/israeli_solders.html
it's clear that the kidnapping is a pretext. Israel had a plan.

4:58 AM, July 23, 2006  
Blogger El Guh said...

Hezbollah is not lebanon and Lebanon is not hezbollah. However, hezbollah is a Lebanese political and terrorist group, it is a member of the government, its leader is Lebanese and it uses lebanese territory to attack a peaceful neighbor. Why shouldnt israel respond to such attacks? Am I missing something?

6:21 AM, July 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I suppose that Goebbels was also "Just distributing news" like al Manar, how innoccent and lovely.

12:34 PM, July 23, 2006  
Anonymous bruno said...

for El Guh.
for sure you are missing something!
Israel is not responding to attacks.
Israel is constantly attacking.
Israel is a state built "on the attack". most of the bordering areas of Israel are occupied territories. With Lebanon, with Siria, with Jordania, with National Palestinian Authority.
A state in such an illegal situation is not entitled to react. First you respect international law and then we can talk about it.

1:32 PM, July 23, 2006  
Blogger Xylocaine said...

We keep hearing that Hezbolla is terrorist!? on what basis is that.
Hezbolla first came to be as a resistance to the israeli occupation...and through their fights they've always attacked israeli military vehicles, soldiers and military posts...Hezbolla was never involved in the lebanese war...they did not massacre or blow up any lebanese people....

Only when the israeli army escalates by attacking villages...Hizbulla fires rockets into israeli! Hizbulla never blew up themselves or a car into civilians whether israeli or other!

So get out of it Israelis...you just call everybody who gives you a hard time terrorist...

Only the USA and ISrael have come up with that "title" for Hizbulla!

Anyone living in Lebanon knows that HIzbulla never terrorized any lebanese...

In November 2004, a UN panel described terrorism as any act: "intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act."

THIS DEFINTION APPLIES VERY CLEARLY TO WHAT ISRAEL IS DOING NOW.

2:32 PM, July 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing was the April 18, 1983, suicide bombing of the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

he Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires was a bomb attack against Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 17, 1992.

On July 18, 1994, a powerful bomb made of ammonium nitrate was driven in a van through the front gates of the AMIA building in the Once district near downtown Buenos Aires.

Alas Chiricanas Flight 00901, registry HP-1202AC, was an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante which was bombed over Panama on July 19, 1994. The bombing, which remains unsolved, was one of a series of deadly attacks against Jewish people that year.

Any Hizballah attack against Israel following the withdrawal from Lebanon is considered terrorism, yes, suprise, attacking other countries is not an ordinary and acceptable thing (at least in the civilized world, which you are not part of).

3:50 PM, July 23, 2006  
Blogger MCP said...

I'm from Portugal. My Government hasn't had a single comment about this war so far - except to tell we're ready to join a peace force, if UN decides so. They don't dare facing USA - they never did!
I've studied History, I've been a journalist and I've been watching the Midle East issues for a long time now.
It's not much different from other conflicts that have spread around the world - only in this one Israel takes the main role from the American friend.
Since the end of the Soviet Union, USA are trying to rule the world by themselfs.
I think it's been perfectly demonstrated by now that they don't need reasons to kill human beings, they just need to make up a few pretexts and convincent excuses, if things go wrong. Everybody 'buys' the scheme.
That's why they're doing their best to try to keep the world in ignorance. Ignorants ask no questions. They do as they're told.
I'm very sorry for what's happening to your people. As for what's happening people in Iraq (100 deads/day, last few months), and in every place in the world where communities live in state of war.
And, in some way, the whole intenacional community is to blame.

3:51 PM, July 23, 2006  
Blogger Xylocaine said...

anonymous:

the attack on USA embassy was part of a complicated war...and at the time the ISraelis have invaded Lebanon...

The destruction of Argentinian Jewish embassy was after Israel assasinated the LEader of Hizbulla" Abbas MUssawi" in a helicopter attack inside Lebanon...

So next time ISrael sets its goal on murdering Hizbulla leaders...all bets are off...maybe the israeli military should remember that next time it targets "Nasralla"

About that Panama plane...i have no idea...but there was never mention of hizbulla as part of it.

6:36 PM, July 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I feel anger against Israel, against Hizbolla, against Syria and Iran.
Israel is destroying our country... ok, what's the new? Israel always destroys.
But this time Hizbolla had it all wrong, allowing a silent alliance to take place between Syria, Iran and Israel.
Hizbolla wants more political power in Lebanon, wants to make it an extremist country.

HIZBOLLA IS NOT LEBANON!! IT CANNOT REPRESENT LEBANESE PEOPLE!

They've defended us once, we are all grateful, but now it's time to go!
Nasrallah, Assad, Ahmadinedjad, Olmert: four guys who should die instead of the children (lebanese or israelis).

I am depressed and ashamed...

7:37 AM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASRALLAH, PEASE STAY IN SYRIA AND TAKE ALL YOUR FELLOWS WITH YOU!!
YOU ARE NOT LEBANESE ANYMORE! TAKE AWAY FROM US ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND ALL YOUR PEOPLE! WE DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE!

It's time to rebuild, it's time for peace...

7:41 AM, July 25, 2006  

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