Wednesday, October 04, 2006

American Hezbollah fighter buried

A Lebanese-American Hezbollah fighter, killed during the July-August war with Israel, was buried yesterday in southern Lebanon. Saleh Anwar Saleh, 34, was buried in his native village of Yarun in the presence of his father, 65-year-old Anwar, as well as his two daughters and two sons who travelled from the US to attend the ceremony.
“We all have American citizenship,” said Anwar Saleh, showing his navy blue US passport. The ceremony was also attended by Hezbollah MP Hassan Hoballah. The Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah said it lost 61 fighters during 34 days of fierce battles with Israeli troops that ended in a UN-brokered ceasefire on August 14.
Meanwhile, four United Nations experts said in a report published yesterday that Israel committed serious violations of human rights during its offensive in Lebanon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hugo Chavez Calls Bush the Devil: You Gotta Just Love This Guy...

This man is a star in his own right. How many leaders out there probably take Bush to bits in private over his policies and arrogance? Pity so few of them have thr guts to stand up like men and say it as it is. Ok so he was not very diplomatic but come one, with an idiot like Bush diplomatic language is wasted. Yo Blair you should understand that sh*t right?

(Report) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called President Bush "the devil himself" and told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday that the United Nations had become worthless. "The devil himself is right in the house. And the devil came here yesterday. Right here," said Chavez, a leftist ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro who also called Bush a "world dictator."
"The hegemonistic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very existence of the human species," Chavez told the assembly.
Speaking from the same podium where Bush had addressed the assembly the day before, Chavez said "it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism

Whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle its apologists sound the alarm that a "new anti-Semitism" is upon us. So, predictably, just after Israel faced another image problem due to its murderous destruction of Lebanon, a British all-party parliamentary group led by notorious Israel-firster Denis MacShane MP (Labor) released yet another report alleging a resurgence of anti-Semitism (Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism, September 2006).

To judge by the witnesses (David Cesarani, Lord Janner, Oona King, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Melanie Phillips) and sources (MEMRI, Holocaust Education Trust) cited in the body of the report, much time and money could have been saved had it just been contracted out to the Israel Foreign Ministry. (The report's statement that "we received no evidence of the accusation of anti-Semitism being misused by mainstream British Jewish community organizations and leaders" perhaps speaks more to the selection of the witnesses than the reality.)

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Shia cleric says Blair not welcome in Lebanon

Lebanon’s top Shia cleric said on Sunday British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is on a tour of the Middle East, was not welcome in Lebanon because of his support for Israel and the United States.

Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah criticised Blair for not calling for an early truce in Israel’s 34-day war with Shia Hezbollah guerrillas and for allowing US weapons to be shipped via Britain to Israel for use against Lebanon.

Christian leader flays Lebanon’s ‘mafia’ cabinet

Sometimes the truth comes from the most unexpected places......... but that does not mean it is presented without an objective.......

(Report) Lebanon’s government is clinging to power so it can steal foreign aid meant for reconstruction after Israel’s war with Hezbollah guerrillas, Christian opposition leader Michel Aoun said on Sunday.

Aoun, a fierce foe of Syria’s former tutelage over Lebanon, has, nevertheless, built political ties with Syrian-backed Hezbollah, and he scourges the anti-Syrian government.

He reiterated his call for Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s cabinet to resign, saying it was too dishonest and divided to tackle the complex postwar problems facing the country.

‘They want to continue the corruption and steal the money that is offered by other countries,’ he told Reuters in an interview at his home in the hills north of Beirut.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

One Down, Two To Go...

British Prime Minister Tony Blair tried on Thursday to stifle a growing revolt in his Labour Party by pledging to quit within a year, but his critics said a change of leader was needed sooner to win back voters.

After a week of government resignations and calls from former allies for him to go, Blair gave his clearest indication yet on when he would stand down after three election victories and nearly a decade in power.

[So Blair is on his way out, sonner rather than later we hope. Next are Bush Inc. and Olmert and his band of Lunaitic Liars]