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]

Israel reserves right to attack Hezbollah arms convoys

Whats does this really mean? After all Israel's interpretation if arms convoys includes civilian cars, aid convoys, medical supplies, fruit and vegetable deliveries, ambulances.........

Basically it means Israel is still going to kill the innocent to try and save their own face from the humiliating defeat. It means they will continue with their lies and policy of violence.

Let's face it, over the past few years who has killed more civilians, Israel or Al Qaeda?

ISRAEL has!!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Ceasefire Violations: Israel 70, Hizbullah 4.

So tell me,

who is the aggressor?
who are the terrorists?
who are the liars?
who are the deceivers?
who are the murderers?
who are the bloodthirsty?
who are the war criminals?


Who cannot survive without conflict?


Israelis see Hezbollah chief more credible than own in war

A recent study showed that in the war time the Israelis preferred to believe reports of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah rather than those of their own spokesperson, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported on Sunday.
The study, carried out by Uri Lebel of the Ben Gurion Institute of Beer Sheva University, found that there was problem for Israel's public relation.

During a latest poll entitled "the management of Israeli PR during the second Lebanon war," six groups of people were asked to watch video recordings of Israeli PR and that of abroad, and to answer questions.

The result showed that Israeli PR was so lacking that the public had to rely on reports of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

The participants were asked about who gave a sense of certainty regarding the continuance of the war and who was most authentic. As a result, the Israeli public chose Nasrallah's speeches as giving it both.

Asked about Nasrallah's authenticity compared to that of Israeli spokespeople, not one Hebrew spokesperson received high authenticity marks.

"We reached a really crazy situation," Lebel said. "Instead that the Israeli public watched our national spokesman who tells it what is happening every day, who will minimize the chaos and who will be seen as believable, something unprecedented happened: The public perceived the enemy leader against whom we fought a shaving those characteristics, and waited impatiently for his speeches."

"Nasrallah contradicted the Israeli spokespeople more than once, many times contradicting the minister of defense, he was the first to announce the deaths of Israeli soldiers and the sad circumstances which led to them," Lebel said.

Lebel believed that the figures indicate a serious crisis of the leadership down the road, saying that the public "won't follow the leadership to the next confrontation."

Since the end of a conflict with Hezbollah in mid-August, the Israeli public has fiercely criticized the government and military establishments for their miscalculations in the month-long blood shed and demanded an inquiry.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Even during the ceasefire Lebanon fights back!

Israeli forces still in Lebanon after a UN-brokered ceasefire have come up against an unexpected adversary -- scorpions and vipers that have sent 11 servicemen to hospital.
‘Ten troops have been bitten by scorpions since last Wednesday,’ an army spokesman told AFP Sunday. ‘They were briefly hospitalized and are not suffering from any complications.’

Another soldier spent a few days in hospital after being bitten by a viper, he added.
Israel has kept forces in Lebanon after a UN-brokered ceasefire silenced the guns in its 34-day war with Hezbollah. The Jewish state says it will withdraw all of its troops once international forces are deployed in the south of the country along with the Lebanese army.


"The U.S. is now demanding that sanctions be imposed on Iran for what Tehran might do in the future, for aggression that has not yet been committed, and yet the Israelis are immunized from any penalty for what they have already done. This kind of hypocrisy is astonishing – and yet more evidence that, even as the Israelis place themselves beyond good and evil, the U.S. is fully complicit in their crimes. And it's all paid for by you, the American taxpayers. "

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Rooftop protest against arms dealers

Protesters are currently occupying the roof of an arms manufacturer who supply weapons to the Israeli army used in the bombing of Gaza and Lebanon. In the early hours of Wednesday morning protesters climbed 40 feet onto the roof of EDO MBM on Home Farm Road, Brighton. Activists aim to draw attention to the production of weaponry used in war crimes.

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Smash EDO is a grassroots campaign in Brighton made up of antiwar activists.

A Child of the Israeli Invasion

The Making of Issa

In 1982, Issa was five years-old. That year, Israel invaded Lebanon killing over 19,000 Lebanese civilians and more than 9,000 Palestinians in Lebanon. It was then that Israel watered the seeds of resistance in Lebanon--the seeds that led to Hezbollah's formation, the seeds from which Issa would grow and from which 14 years later he would die resisting another Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

I knew Issa for 12 years and I will always remember him smiling shyly as he spoke of his new bride when he married two years ago, and how he would eagerly share pictures of his new daughter Fatimah, with pride radiating from every pore in his body. Issa was from southern Lebanon. He lived most of his life under Israeli occupation. He witnessed every day its reckless cruelty against his family, his people, his Lebanon. Like most southern Lebanese, he lost family members and homes to Israeli bombs.

Since 1968 Israel has killed some 33,630 Lebanese civilians and wounded 49,385 more.

While it was almost always the South that bore the brunt of Israel's wrath, no Lebanese is untouched by this brutality. And no Lebanese is unaware that the international community has stood by, callously looking on as Israel kills with impunity.

Israel's abductions of both Lebanese and Palestinian civilians also pass largely unnoticed, drawing no condemnation from world leaders.

Palestinian guerrillas abducted an Israeli soldier on June 25 in response to Israel's abduction of two Palestinian civilians the previous day. As the world rallied behind Israel, that detail was hardly mentioned. There were no calls for their release, no acknowledgement that Palestinians had a right to defend themselves. Instead, as Israel unleashed it wrath on the civilians of Gaza, President Bush stood behind Israel and announced that it had a right to "defend" itself.

Today, with some 9,200 Palestinians wallowing in Israeli jails, most without trial or charges against them, Israel continues its assault on Palestinian cities and towns in the occupied West Bank and Gaza and continues to abduct Palestinian civilians, including senior political figures from the democratically-elected Hamas government and Palestinian Legislative Council members. The silence from the world is deafening.

When on July 12, Hezbollah fighters captured two Israeli soldiers hoping to exchange them for the six Lebanese held in Israeli prisons, Israel, again with America's support, inflicted massive damage on the whole of Lebanon, destroying its fragile economy and killing upwards of 1,400 innocent civilians and injuring some 4,000.

Though Israel's crimes are whitewashed as "self-defense", their scars are burned into the memories of all Lebanese.

In 1982, Israel set up a militia that arrested, tortured and imprisoned Shiites in southern Lebanon. Most were held in the notorious Khiam Prison. When Israel was finally driven out of Lebanon 18 years later, Hezbollah opened Khiam to the public. It was a damning monument to the savagery of the prison that was run under the direction of Israel's Shin Bet security force.

Hezbollah gave guided tours, often led by former prisoners who knew Khiam like the backs of their hands. They would stop outside each room to describe, in painful detail, the torture and cruelty that took place inside its walls. The solitary confinement rooms were particularly unsettling. After the prison was opened, the stench of human feces and urine was overwhelming--the human suffering palpable.

During this last war, Israel made sure to destroy the prison, flattening the evidence. It lies in ruins today. Another shred of the grim and damning evidence of Israel's cruelty in Lebanon gone. But the scars of Khiam too are burned into the memories of the Lebanese.

When Israel invaded Lebanon this time, pounding the country and promising to take it back 20 years, Issa took up arms to fight; his will to live free or die trying far bigger than any label slapped onto him by the invaders. He came home to his wife and daughter one day to spend a few hours with them. He was killed the following day by an Israeli missile dropped from an un-manned drone.

Issa was the birth child of Israel. For every one Issa that dies unjustly and unnoticed by the international community, ten more are born. There is another way--justice.

Rana El-Khatib is a Palestinian/Lebanese poet and writer living in Beirut.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Their View Of The World Is Through A Bombsight

In Lebanon, a little-honored truce remains in effect - yet another in a decades-long series of ceasefires between Israel and its adversaries in a cycle that, as if inevitably, returns to warfare, carnage and human misery. Let's describe the current crisis for what it is: a US-Israeli invasion of Lebanon, with only a cynical pretense to legitimacy. Amid all the charges and counter-charges, the most immediate factor behind the assault is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This is hardly the first time that Israel has invaded Lebanon to eliminate an alleged threat. The most important of the US-backed Israeli invasions of Lebanon, in 1982, was widely described in Israel as a war for the West Bank.

It was undertaken to end the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's annoying calls for a diplomatic settlement. Despite many different circumstances, the July invasion falls into the same pattern.

What would break the cycle? The basic outlines of a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict have been supported by a broad international consensus for 30 years: a two-state settlement on the international border, perhaps with minor and mutual adjustments.

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For Israel's Security: Zainab Fawqi-Sleem and the Question of Lebanon

On October 31st, 1948, in one of the few massacres of the Nakba to occur inside Lebanon, proto-Israeli militas seized the town of Houla, setting off bombs and burning down several houses. They took eighty-five people captive, and summarily executed eighty-two of the them. There's a memorial to the massacre in the center of town, not far from homes smashed flat by this current war.

According to news reports, Israel bombed and shelled Houla on at least ten separate occasions during this last war. Israeli soldiers repeatedly invaded the town and occupied people's homes. They remain, in one home, in one corner of the village, to this day. If I had run across those soldiers, I wonder what I could have said to them? What might they have said to me?
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess functioning towns or secure homes."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess secure access to potable water."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess electricity."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess beaches."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess open borders, or engage in free trade with the world."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess modern roads."
"For Israel's security, Arabs must not possess privacy."
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Friday, September 01, 2006

Villagers See Violations of a Cease-Fire That Israel Says Doesn’t Exist

A group of local men were unloading bags of donated food from a truck here Tuesday morning when the tok-tok-tok of heavy machine-gun fire rang out.

Men shouted; children screamed and ran. Then, as it became clear the firing was just the Israeli tanks again up on the hillside above town, they went back to their routines.
The shooting — and occasional mortar fire — goes on regularly around this village, a Hezbollah stronghold near the border.

To local people, it is sheer provocation, and a flagrant breach of the cease-fire that ended the fighting on Aug. 14. Link

(of course Israel, a bunch of born and bred liars see it differently!)

Is the world beginning to see the truth of Israel's policy of lies and deceit?

Israel accused of 'shocking behaviour' on cluster bombs
Israel has been accused of "shocking" and "completely immoral" behaviour by the UN's humanitarian chief because it dropped cluster bombs on Lebanon when a ceasefire with Hezbollah was in sight. Link

Annan: Israel is Greatest Violator of Cease-Fire
Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan told Defense Minister Amir Peretz during a meeting between the two on Tuesday evening that Israel is responsible for most violations of the UN-brokered cease-fire in southern Lebanon. He also called for Israel to lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon, which Israel put in place at the start of the campaign against Hizbullah last month. Link

Watch them fight back now with the same old, extremely over-used 'anti-semitism' line.. yes once again the Rapist will claim to be the victim!