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posted by beirutlive at 7:43 PM
Terroists tend to use anything like schools, churches/mosques, and even ambulances because they believe they are safe from fire...it's a new fight, and that is how it is when fighting against terroists.Even now more precision guided missles are enroute from the U.S. to Isreal...
you ar eright, that way Israel will not harm too many civilians. thanks for this.
Errr... mr. anonymous.. this was an ambulance that was targetted? used by civilians maybe?
Bash, as learned in Iraq most recently, people will, and do use schools, hospitals, daycare centers...etc etc as places they think are safe from attack...they already said anything that could carry weapons such as trucks of any kind will be destroyed if possible, maybe they learned from the U.S. mistakes in Iraq that militant groups will not adhear to the rules of war the civilized world does. Therefore to win, holy places, hospitals, mosques, daycare centers, and anywhere cowards would hide must be targetted as well regardless of international opinion if you want to actually win a fight against these types...I am for peace, and I feel extremely sorry for the people of lebanon, so I hope you understand what I mean by this...this isn't an army, it is a militant group and they will use tactics regular armies won't.
"Therefore to win, holy places, hospitals, mosques, daycare centers, and anywhere cowards would hide must be targetted as well regardless of international opinion if you want to actually win a fight against these types..."You're not serious rightt?Why not just wait till they come out from those areas instead?
It strikes me that if Israel has such precision guided weapons and can clearly use them - the missile that hit the lighthouse on Beirut's Corniche in the Manara area is a good example - then the targetting of civilians in an ambulance, or for that matter killing four UN observers known to be where they were, then that is outright murder. And a war crime.
Let me back track a bit to explain what got me to the way I post on issues lately..... I just was trying to explain to my fiance how I think one thing, but then get caught up in everything going on, and I end up posting something more aggressive..Truth is I am a liberal American, and anti-war for the most part. If someone moved here from Lebanon or Isreal, and became my neighbor, I would surely show them all the respect in the world, and if they drank, have a beer or two with them, so how does it get to a point where I am so aggressive online? It's kind of obvious I think...but the internet is a place where you can post without a name as I have done, and vent frustrations...some are simply ranting and not all truth.I very honestly find every person of the world equal in worth, and I hope space aliens do attack one day so we can all ban together and finally feel like one..My honest opinion trying to be very calm is that Hezbollah are terrorists, they started this war without approval of the real government...the real government of Lebanon that the world saw with tears in their eyes after Lebanon was bombed....Hezbollah finds this is the way to be heros, the actual government was trying to be heros through diplomacy and building a relationship with the world to bring Lebanon to new heights, and it was working....Hezbollah decided war was a better way. With so many civilians in Lebanon backing Hezbollah, the government could not disarm Hezbollah.. or face a possible civil war again. I try to think logically all the time, but sometimes get caught up in the emotions of everything...truth is, and this is reality...the reason we here in the U.S. are having trouble against Iraq insurgents is obvious, because we try to not kill civilians, and it is the same reason Isreal keeps being reported as having trouble with Hezbollah...when you honestly get down to it...I mean seriously think, the western world has enough fire power to destroy the entire earth many times over, and the only reason terroists ever get to say they won anything is because we are held back by morals and bound by laws of war stating we have to limit civilian death...whereas, terrorists like Hezbollah are not...reality is that the push of a button or two could end the middle east forever, but terroists fight on because they know we will never do it.
Good lord O__OPrecision guided indeed. You can't get more precise than that. ugh.
The ambulance that was struck was coming from Syria via the Bekaa, which is the same route by which munitions are being shipped into Lebanon.Aid coming in via Beirut airport and Beirut ports is well coordinated (as it must pass through the Israeli blockage) and therefore has arrived safely.
hmm but you still seem to bypass the UN advisors who died-- they certainly weren't as fortunate as the contraband coming through those Israeli blockades
UN advisors are no more important to me than the guy who owns a shoe store in Lebanon or an apple farm in Isreal...their lives are not worth more than anyone elses like the news seems to think. Are you guys crazy? Hezbollah was shooting rockets at Isreal..they started a war. Here in America we seriously want peace there in Lebanon...we are not trying to win anything..tourists from all over the world are happy to come there in times of peace and bring money there, but if you want to support militant groups like Hezbollah...this is what you get.You want to cheer them on until they get every single child there killed? Hezbollah is a suck ass militant group with crap weapons who can do nothing but get people killed. What's next? tell them to hit the U.S. so more of the children can die? If they attack people, as they have, you will get attacked...so cheer them on...Lebanon was right there coming back and doing well....Hezbollah ended all the hard work of so many and they still cheer them on like it's a movie where the underdog wins.
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anonym - I know the solution! look all this people are "terrorists", one in the family and the other members supporting him...Well lets bomb them all to heaven! Year, thats a great idee... and that will solve all problems: Irak will be a democraty without people, but very peacefull..."the U.S. mistakes in Iraq that militant groups will not adhear to the rules of war the civilized world does."let's try to understand why... oh, year! maybe because they don't spend 400 billion in warfare. they would never stand an open war, that the way of every guerilla anywhere in the world.is it so hard to understand or are you too stupid?the "civilized world"... year, sure... beleave me or not most of our civilisation comes for the M-E. and countries spending more money for warfare than education or public health can't be civilized.
Hizbollah = the bad guysIsraeli government = the bad guys
it's a shame we didn't give hitler time enough to finish his job.Saldo from Paris
Wow.Saldo, you really have your heart set on finding peace. That was clearly a very well-researched, open-eyed comment.I'm thinking non-rationality of that sort inspires people to strap explosives to their chests. The amazing thing about this blog is that it enables conversation to occur between people from all over the world. Many different view-points are brought to the table, and colleceted these provide a beautifully nuanced view of what is actually happening in the Mid-east, and how things became the way they are today. This, right here, is how peace is born. Through conversation and thought.Get with the program, Saldo. If you've got nothing of worth to add, than shut up.
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Anonymous, its beyond comprehension how one sided you are.You say your way of thinking is through logic then go on about how bombing child care centres will stop Hezbollah killing children.Hows that logical?Killing kids to save other kids.There are christians in Lebanon, approximately a quarter of Beirute is Christian, yet at no point did Hezbollah start slaughtering them.No that was left to the Isrealis.
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