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posted by RS at 8:33 PM
Here's to your so called peace, if it's not going to help there's no need to stop now.I just read this and got goose bumbs. This is the only way to fight terror. Keep your flowers and sad stories. No one that can stop the fighting cares. BREAKING NEWS MSNBC News ServicesUpdated: 4 minutes agoJERUSALEM - Israel has begun an expanded ground offensive in southern Lebanon after expressing dissatisfaction over an emerging cease-fire deal, government officials said.Shortly afterwards, a source close to the Israeli government said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to ask him if there was any room left for diplomacy. Olmert has indicated he’d be willing to call off the offensive if Israel’s basic demands are met, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the private conversation. Olmert and his defense minister, Amir Peretz, made the decision to expand the offensive after meeting for four hours Friday. Peretz instructed the military to launch the offensive, officials said.Olmert’s spokesman, Asaf Shariv, told The Associated Press that the expanded incursion had already begun. An emerging cease-fire deal being worked out by the U.N. Security Council fails to meet Israel's basic requirements, such as stationing robust international combat troops in southern Lebanon once Israel withdraws, Shariv said.“Yesterday we were very optimistic, but they (the Security Council) took the wrong turn,” Shariv said.The government has decided to implement a Cabinet decision on Wednesday granting the army permission to carry out a massive ground offensive “to deal with the Hezbollah positions in south Lebanon, from which barrages of missiles continue to be launched against the Israeli civilian population,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev.
Kevin from the usChris Baker this blog dose help to get the word out. I read every day the FOX News and the gulf daily news to try to get both sides of the story. since the start of this war I have been reading this blog and found that there is a lot more in the middle that I'm missing.At the start I was for the Israel and I do not believe in proportional use of force. A war is a war and is fought with every thing you have. But with that said I do not agree with the way Israel is fighting this war. They are holding back the troops because they are afraid of the casualties yet they are bombing populated ares. In my eyes the different between a war and a terrorist is a terrorist uses one man to kill 10-20 people and a war 10-20 military die to 1 innocent person. I think Israel has gone from a justifiable war to being as much of a terrorist as the group they set out to destroy .The other thing is I would like to see is people at least saying what country they are from so I can tell if it is just another outsider like myself or some one there who's opinion counts.Sam please stop you make your self look like a fool and the rest of ashamed of you. you are nothing mor than a bigget any way you want to look at it.
Kevin--I am from the US, am 1st-generation lebanese and am very happy to hear that you understand that there are both sides to this story..and that this war did not start "4 weeks ago" as many say it did. what fox news and others do not present is the bigger picture of the context and the dynamics between all the players.
Kevin this is a one sided bolg site so it's just like Fox and others.
Sam, drop dead70 year old German who loves the Middle East
Sam...stop posting that same news caption in every blog. It really makes u look uneducated. Is that the only one you could find that u seem to agree with? I think u should read more and type less. Get educated on this issue before u begin posting nonsense. Looks like your the one making this a "one sided blog site", and that doesnt make you look too good.
Sorry people no can do on either request. You people can call me names and so on but your all haters worse than me but hide it in feel good messages. You are all pigs.
Thank you letter to Hassan Nasrallah.Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Shalom!First of all I would like to congratulate you! You, and you alone have managed to unify a country that not so long ago was thorn inside in regards to the painful process of evacuating the Gaza strip.While left and right wing Israelis where fighting over these issues, getting each day a little closer to a civil war, you came along and brought solidarity to the Israeli society.Now, we are all united under one goal; to bring our kidnapped soldiers back home and while we at it, to send you back to hell.And the truth is ya Hassan; you really do owe us your promotion.You probably remember on 12th of February 1992 the missile that sent your former boss Abbas Musawi to his 72 virgins who where waiting for him in havens.Come to think of it ya sahbi, it wasn’t in our best interests to promote you to where you are right now but have no fear, mistakes like that could be fixed without difficulty.I have to admit, when I see you on your TV interviews, all sweaty and smiling I understand the source of your power.Here you are, a 40-year-old Shiat from a small town in Lebanon (say Hi to Fatima) driving the whole world crazy.I do admire your “reliability”. You promised the Lebanon people safety, and the Lebanon people have never felt safer in their entire life. You promised to return the Lebanon terrorists home, and in return you lost more then 400 of your warriors and 600 citizens. You said that you return all the stolen lends of Lebanon; yet you are about to meet the Israeli army in the Litany River in 2 weeks.Yes, you are a true defender of the Lebanon people. How deep underground you are right now when the Lebanon people are getting bombarded day after day?Your one big mistake was to really believe in your spider net theory.You believed Israel is getting weaker, and you rolled the dice.You admitted that you didn’t anticipate Israelis reaction to your provoking actions.And you forgot that when Israelis are pot the test, their eyes become red and all they see is blood. And that’s basically ya habibi, the whole story in a nutshell.We have nowhere to go, and when we get pushed just a little too much, we push back, aggressively. This is a lesson we need to teach our neighbors every 10 years or so. Calling us monkeys and pigs is one thing; endanger our existence, that’s another.So we go on solving our problems with force.Too bad your Hizballa fighters who are not afraid to die (like they have a choice) are not a real match to the Israeli army.I hope this little thank you letter has helped you to understand better the Israeli society and what you are dealing with here.You are very good with words, but now it is time for your second lesson; the one that comes from above.Have a great day.
I am making it a better blog, and if you can't show your name than don't waste my time. Pull the towel over your eyes and keep believing the crap the Muslims are piling up.
Dear Anonymous,I think we should thank Israel for killing Lebanese kids.Israel has just asked people to evacuate Marjeyoun, and guess what? It has bombarded their convoy... More casualties... More innocent civilians dead... So please I insist thank you Israel
Isreal should be considered the terrorists here! How can anyone take part in what their doing? Sam- Please stop talking...you make yourself look more and more like an idiot with each comment you post.
Unbelievable... to attack the convoy of people it told to leave. War crimes. I hope this brings their government down.
What about the Israeli kids that have been killed for years by freaks with their towls wrapped to tight?
Look Rick the retard spoke, please look back Rick at you post about the Germans & Japs. Did someone put a coin in your grinder. Look dance monkey dance.
Sam why do you insist on making isreal look like the victim? It has caused 10000 times more damage to lebanon, not counting the amount of civilians killed. Both sides have casualties but do me a favor and look at the numbers.Like anonymous said in the previouse post...GET EDUCATED!
Thats fine, what you people think about me is such a little concern to me. I see how you view other things too.
Sammy the Wet Fart: I know you've wanted to talk to me for a while - I saw all your entreaties (look it up) when you kept insisting I was talking to you even though I was talking to someone else. So, I thought to give you a moment. I can't spare more, unfortunately. Here's some advice for you to consider: The well delivered insult is an art - not just a blind spewing of misspelled, incongruous (look it up, sammy) words. Art, however, requires some education, thought and practice. So, step one, you need some education. It doesn't sound like there's much opportunity where you say you work and live so, I'll offer to tutor you if we can agree on the fee. The thought part will be harder - but, let's see how the education part goes before we worry if you can make you think. And then, of course, the practice. But you have to have something to practice and that means you've got to get the education and thought parts down first.I know from what you've said and all your attempts to make insults, you think I'd be a good teacher. But we have to agree on the fee. It's steep but reflects the challenge.Now Sammy - before you just launch into another of your tirades (look it up, Sammy - a new word every day will make you smarter)- think. The first step to not looking stupid is to look smart. And you haven't been doing too well there. We both know that, don't we?Later, Sammy the Fart - later. But remember - people are watching. Don't make yourself look intentionally stupid. Habits like that are awfully hard to break. That's what makes the fee so steep. :)
Save your breath, Peach. Sam represents the portion of America that believes that Republicans can do no wrong, that all Democrats are evil, and that Fox News is like the bible on television.I watched "V for Vendetta" last night for the first time... I am thinking Bush-ites would like the society they depicted in that movie.
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We are looking at both sides of things sam. All your doing is pointing the finger and making assumptions. Isreal has taken things too far. The killings have gotten out of hand. Even if you are for isreal you need at atleast admit that much. I have my own views and opinions but that doesnt make it okay for isreal to come into my country and "take it back 20 years" as Olmert said.
Steep fee huh, so in your area that would be 5.50 per hour. I'd rather burn my money than put it into the hands of a hater.I see Rick is just above responding to me. Guys I will bog this site down from here on out. Until the Jews stop I am on it. Game on, lets play.So what are you going to call me next?
Peach said... We are looking at both sides of things sam. All your doing is pointing the finger and making assumptions. Isreal has taken things too far. The killings have gotten out of hand. Even if you are for isreal you need at atleast admit that much. I have my own views and opinions but that doesnt make it okay for isreal to come into my country and "take it back 20 years" as Olmert said. Lies, you may the rest including the authors are one sided.
At least Russia has a conscience:Russia calls for 72-hour trucehttp://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6B3C0AC4-3541-4F18-B3FD-0053BA32BB0D.htm The US and France differ over the schedule for Israel's withdrawalRussia is calling for a 72-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Hezbollah while negotiations continue between the United States and France on a draft resolution to end the fighting.Vitaly Churkin, Russia's UN ambassador, said the crisis in Lebanon was too urgent to wait for the wording of a draft resolution on the withdrawal of Israeli troops and a permanent ceasefire to be agreed.He said: "This diplomatic activity is not being conducted in a quiet academic environment."War is raging in Lebanon and the humanitarian situation is getting catastrophic."The Russian ambassador said that Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, supported his proposal that would urge diplomats to speed up their efforts to seek a political solution.Churkin said: "We hope it will focus minds, it will energize politicians and diplomats."Diplomatic effortsThe United States and France have been leading diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the fighting but have failed so far to reach an agreement on the timetable for Israel to leave southern Lebanon.John Bolton, the US ambassador, said he did not think it was helpful to distract attention from negotiations over the US-French draft.John Bolton said he had not givenup hope of agreeing a resolution"We're not playing games here," he said before adding that he had not given up hope for an agreement on Friday.There had been encouraging signs for a deal on Thursday when a spokeswoman for Tony Blair, the British prime minister, said "there is the potential for an agreement within 24 hours".Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French foreign minister, had also been in a positive mood. He said: "Things are moving in New York today [Thursday]. I hope they move even more quickly and in the hours to come."It had been suggested that the UN would vote on Friday on a resolution calling for an end to hostilities and the gradual pull out of Israeli troops as the Lebanese army, supported by an international peacekeeping force, is deployed in the south.Unsatisfactory proposalsBut the Lebanese foreign minister said that US and French proposals are unsatisfactory because they do not provide an immediate ceasefire.Fawzi Salloukh told Aljazeera that Lebanon had seen copies of both drafts but "neither draft meets Lebanese aspirations, especially since they concur on not stipulating an immediate ceasefire".Salloukh also criticised the proposals for being "vague" on the demand that Israel withdraw from the Shebaa Farms region and said there was "discrimination" on the issue of prisoners.He said that under the proposed drafts, the two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah would have to be freed, but "the issue of the Lebanese prisoners should [merely] be dealt with quickly".The US is thought to favour a single comprehensive resolution which would authorise the use of force by international peacekeepers while France wanted an initial resolution to end the fighting followed by a second to set up the force.Earlier, a senior official in Beirut had called the draft resolutions "tangible progress".Israel said it has put plans to expand the ground offensive in southern Lebanon on hold in order to give diplomacy a chance.
Sam;You are a pathetic sad little creature who really needs to get your head out of your ass. Are you a Zionist or Jewish perhaps?BDE
Peach - you are entirely right. Add to that the defense minister's brag that the Lebanese will never forget him. But I've been very happy to find some folks from Israel on here who are thoughtful and generally think Israel has gone too far. There's an author, Shavlev who wrote a very thoughtful piece about why this is really an Israeli tragedy and why he thinks Olmert and his crowd are acting like barrom bullies. On here is Yossi - a member of the Israeli Knesset. There are others but, unfortunately, they are "anonymous."I read these people's thoughts and think all is not as awful as it first appears. It does not mitigate the damage done, of course. But it encourages me to think there are thoughtful people who seem genuinely concerned and they are in Israel and the US. If they are genuinely concerned and see each other as well as understand better what has happened, maybe some good can yet be worked.I, by the way, am in the United States.
Its good to know that with everything thats going on you think this is a game. Keep on playing sam. I think next we shoudl call you Looser.
Nope, neither. I just hope they conqure what land is needed to control the terrorists.
Cool, no names can hurt me. I'm not a Muslim Fanatic!
You see, sammy? You just refuse to listen to people smarter than you. And you insist on showing how stupid you are. You're going to "bog" down the site? and you don't care what we think of you?A guess: You think we care what you think. You are a toy, Sammy the Fart. A toy who is self-winding and non-stopping. You are a toy robot who is set into motion by thought control - my thoughts. Watch me make you say something stupid again. Like how you don't care and how you're going to "bog" the site down. Don't you see, Sammy the Fart? You hang around and write your nonsense and say you're just going to keep it up. You're a toy. A new toy. I've never been able to keep a guy so pissed off for so long that he insists he's going to stay around for even more.Ready - GO!!
Sam;So what are you then, just a garden variety bigot and half-wit?BDE
I want to reinforce hcb's point, peach. Many Israelis don't think this is a smart war, and Yossi wrote a very good article (and posted it in this blog) that I commend to you. I have had some good private discussions with people who believe that Israel has gone way too far, and hope that this conflict is ended now.
hcb;Sweet post.Turds like Sam who label all Arabs terrorists and revel in their deaths bother me but you are right, he is as insignificant as a mouse squeaking in a hurricane. He is of no consequence and no matter. I would suspect he is a total failure in life and hence his vitriolic hatred of others.BDE
Nope, I tried being a normal understanding person. In the past days I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the people here are clueless so why try to be civil or sane. I am who I am, I cared but since have given up on that crazy idea. So instead I am a thorn. Like the majority of the retards in the blog. So I hate the haters, if they all die. No tears from me. The jews have paid far to long, someone else needs to pay the bills.
Sam you are the biggest twat around. No one reads you comments. I suggest everyone continues their conversatio
Only one person has used the word "twat" but I can't remember if it's Lola or Lili. Either way I'm not a "stinky pussy". You may be a cunt though.If this message gets deleted then why not delete the ones calling me every name in the book?
Ps I don't label Arabs as terrorits, only the ones following Islam.In an article today it was asked why has not one Mosque outwradly condemed the terrorits?Protecting their warriors.
Well to everyone's joy I'm done for the weekend. I'm going to the beach to forget about this silly war for awhile. I'll have a drink and toast to all of your suffering. This is to the people outside of Leb. Everyone else needs to get real. I'll be back Monday morning of course. War Out!
i think sam is an alcoholic who insists on writing these blogs and commenting when really drunk..or he is mentally ill, with severe delusional thoughts...or he has lived in a plastic bubble all of his life...or he communicates with aliens who have altered his critical thinking skills...in any event, its hard to believe that any person with half a wit or in his right mind would spew such rubbish.Long live intellectuals!
Its sad to think that people like sam actually exist in this world.
obviously they do. its people like him that make wars like this one possible. but its even sadder to think that all the peace loving people - who are in the majority for sure - cannot stop those retards from bringing death and decay to other peoples lifes. gd from germany.
Can someone tell me why Israel is still pushing its offensive when they are literally hours away from signing the peace deal. Even Israeli PM has agreed to sign it. What is that crap?If I were them, I would not sleep tonight, tomorrow night or the night after until this thing is finalized. Innocent people's lives are counting on it.
Kevin From US They are both steping up there attacks. Isreal thinks if they can push Hezbollah back then it will be harder for them to come back. Hezbollah want's to score a big hit to make it look like they forced isreal to back down.
but israel or HZ did not succeed in "winning". doesnt matter what they do from this point on. what about bombing in other parts of the country? when does Israel "have to" step down?
Kevin From US You can see that and I can see that along with 1000's others but they don't they are blinded with hate.
Dear friends of the world, let's treat Sam like what he really is: A humongous and obnoxious pile of crap that does not deserve any attention. (And these are my kindest words to describe him)Ignore him COMPLETETLY and he will get drown in his own shit. Giovanni Orlando, FLPS. Sam come sometime and visit me, my good friends Smith & Wesson will entertain you.
Sorry for posting three times, I got "trigger happy".
Kevin From Buffalo NY USA I'm not a lawyer but it dose look like to me there is hope for peace here is a copy of the draftUNITED NATIONS — The Security Council,PP1. Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978), 520 (1982), 1559 (2004), 1655 (2006) 1680 (2006) and 1697 (2006), as well as the statements of its President on the situation in Lebanon, in particular the statements of 18 June 2000 (S/PRST/2000/21), of 19 October 2004 (S/PRST/2004/36), of 4 May 2005 (S/PRST/2005/17) of 23 January 2006 (S/PRST/2006/3) and of 30 July 2006 (S/PRST/2006/35),PP2. Expressing its utmost concern at the continuing escalation of hostilities in Lebanon and in Israel since Hezbollah's attack on Israel on 12 July 2006, which has already caused hundreds of deaths and injuries on both sides, extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons,PP3. Emphasizing the need for an end of violence, but at the same time emphasizing the need to address urgently the causes that have given rise to the current crisis, including by the unconditional release of the abducted Israeli soldiers,PP4: Mindful of the sensitivity of the issue of prisoners and encouraging the efforts aimed at urgently settling the issue of the Lebanese prisoners detained in Israel,(Story continues below) ADVERTISEMENTSAdvertise Here PP5. Welcoming the efforts of the Lebanese Prime Minister and the commitment of the government of Lebanon, in its seven-point plan, to extend its authority over its territory, through its own legitimate armed forces, such that there will be no weapons without the consent of the government of Lebanon and no authority other than that of the government of Lebanon, welcoming also its commitment to a UN force that is supplemented and enhanced in numbers, equipment, mandate and scope of operation, and bearing in mind its request in this plan for an immediate withdrawal of the Israeli forces from Southern Lebanon,PP6. Determined to act for this withdrawal to happen at the earliest,PP7. Taking due note of the proposals made in the seven-point plan regarding the Shebaa farms area,PP8. Welcoming the unanimous decision by the government of Lebanon on 7 August 2006 to deploy a Lebanese armed force of 15,000 troops in South Lebanon as the Israeli army withdraws behind the Blue Line and to request the assistance of additional forces from UNIFIL as needed, to facilitate the entry of the Lebanese armed forces into the region and to restate its intention to strengthen the Lebanese armed forces with material as needed to enable it to perform its duties,PP9. Aware of its responsibilities to help secure a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution to the conflict,PP10. Determining that the situation in Lebanon constitutes a threat to international peace and security,OP1. Calls for a full cessation of hostilities based upon, in particular, the immediate cessation by Hezbollah of all attacks and the immediate cessation by Israel of all offensive military operations;OP2. Upon full cessation of hostilities, calls upon the government of Lebanon and UNIFIL as authorized by paragraph 11 to deploy their forces together throughout the South and calls upon the government of Israel, as that deployment begins, to withdraw all of its forces from Southern Lebanon in parallel;OP3. Emphasizes the importance of the extension of the control of the government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory in accordance with the provisions of resolution 1559 (2004) and resolution 1680 (2006), and of the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords, for it to exercise its full sovereignty, so that there will be no weapons without the consent of the government of Lebanon and no authority other than that of the government of Lebanon;OP4. Reiterates its strong support for full respect for the Blue Line;OP5. Also reiterates its strong support, as recalled in all its previous relevant resolutions, for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized borders, as contemplated by the Israeli-Lebanese General Armistice Agreement of 23 March 1949;OP6. Calls on the international community to take immediate steps to extend its financial and humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese people, including through facilitating the safe return of displaced persons and, under the authority of the Government of Lebanon, reopening airports and harbours, consistent with paragraphs 14 and 15, and calls on it also to consider further assistance in the future to contribute to the reconstruction and development of Lebanon;OP7. Affirms that all parties are responsible for ensuring that no action is taken contrary to paragraph 1 that might adversely affect the search for a long-term solution, humanitarian access to civilian populations, including safe passage for humanitarian convoys, or the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons, and calls on all parties to comply with this responsibility and to cooperate with the Security Council;OP8. Calls for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the following principles and elements:— full respect for the Blue Line by both parties,— security arrangements to prevent the resumption of hostilities, including the establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani river of an area free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the government of Lebanon and of UNIFIL as authorized in paragraph 11, deployed in this area,— full implementation of the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords, and of resolutions 1559 (2004) and 1680 (2006), that require the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, so that, pursuant to the Lebanese cabinet decision of July 27, 2006, there will be no weapons or authority in Lebanon other than that of the Lebanese state,— no foreign forces in Lebanon without the consent of its government,— no sales or supply of arms and related materiel to Lebanon except as authorized by its government,— provision to the United Nations of all remaining maps of land mines in Lebanon in Israel's possession;OP9. Invites the Secretary General to support efforts to secure as soon as possible agreements in principle from the Government of Lebanon and the Government of Israel to the principles and elements for a long-term solution as set forth in paragraph 8, and expresses its intention to be actively involved;OP10. Requests the Secretary General to develop, in liaison with relevant international actors and the concerned parties, proposals to implement the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords, and resolutions 1559 (2004) and 1680 (2006), including disarmament, and for delineation of the international borders of Lebanon, especially in those areas where the border is disputed or uncertain, including by dealing with the Shebaa farms area, and to present to the Security Council those proposals within thirty days;OP11. Decides, in order to supplement and enhance the force in numbers, equipment, mandate and scope of operations, to authorize an increase in the force strength of UNIFIL to a maximum of 15,000 troops, and that the force shall, in addition to carrying out its mandate under resolutions 425 and 426 (1978):a. Monitor the cessation of hostilities;b. Accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the South, including along the Blue Line, as Israel withdraws its armed forces from Lebanon as provided in paragraph 2;c. Coordinate its activities related to paragraph 11 (b) with the Government of Lebanon and the Government of Israel;d. Extend its assistance to help ensure humanitarian access to civilian populations and the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons;e. Assist the Lebanese armed forces in taking steps towards the establishment of the area as referred to in paragraph 8;f. Assist the government of Lebanon, at its request, to implement paragraph 14;OP12. Acting in support of a request from the government of Lebanon to deploy an international force to assist it to exercise its authority throughout the territory, authorizes UNIFIL to take all necessary action in areas of deployment of its forces and as it deems within its capabilities, to ensure that its area of operations is not utilized for hostile activities of any kind, to resist attempts by forceful means to prevent it from discharging its duties under the mandate of the Security Council, and to protect United Nations personnel, facilities, installations and equipment, ensure the security and freedom of movement of United Nations personnel, humanitarian workers, and, without prejudice to the responsibility of the government of Lebanon, to protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence;OP13. Requests the Secretary General urgently to put in place measures to ensure UNIFIL is able to carry out the functions envisaged in this resolution, urges Member States to consider making appropriate contributions to UNIFIL and to respond positively to requests for assistance from the Force, and expresses its strong appreciation to those who have contributed to UNIFIL in the past;OP14. Calls upon the Government of Lebanon to secure its borders and other entry points to prevent the entry in Lebanon without its consent of arms or related materiel and requests UNIFIL as authorized in paragraph 11 to assist the Government of Lebanon at its request;OP15. Decides further that all states shall take the necessary measures to prevent, by their nationals or from their territories or using their flag vessels or aircraft,(a) the sale or supply to any entity or individual in Lebanon of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, whether or not originating in their territories, and(b) the provision to any entity or individual in Lebanon of any technical training or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of the items listed in subparagraph (a) above,except that these prohibitions shall not apply to arms, related material, training or assistance authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by UNIFIL as authorized in paragraph 11;OP16. Decides to extend the mandate of UNIFIL until 31 August 2007, and expresses its intention to consider in a later resolution further enhancements to the mandate and other steps to contribute to the implementation of a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution;OP17. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council within one week on the implementation of this resolution and subsequently on a regular basis;OP18. Stresses the importance of, and the need to achieve, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, based on all its relevant resolutions including its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967 and 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973;OP19. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
great dynamo.... great post!
They bombed close to my house numerous times this morning. And right next to my grandmothers house. Enchanting way to wake up - to feel like the walls are going to cave in around you.They just bombed a bit further away right now, and they just won't stop. If its not the bombs going off, its the sound of the F16, if its not that, its the sound of the MK surveying the area and probably taking trophy pics of the areas they've bombarded. [they bombed again just this second]I live in an area where there is no hizbullah, the only terrorists around are israel it seems. A few questions to ponder over:1. How can bombing a city's electricity transmittor [embedded in a purely residential area of a non-hizbullah stronghold] be called defending israel against "terrorism"? [they bombed again just now]2. How can bombing a convoy of civilians escorted by UN and police which israel allowed to move out - be called defending israel against "terrorism"?3. How can bombing a building full of civilians and knocking it to the ground as they sleep be called defending israel against "terrorism"?4. How can bombing a truck carrying lettuce/bread/humanitarian aid [and of course innocent people] etc, be called defending israel against "terrorism"?5. How can bombing every bridge in the country be called defending israel against "terrorism"? [while innocent civilans were driving/walking by of course] I think we all know that the "isolation" of hizbullah could have been accomplished with a little less damage now.6. How is bombing TV/Radio transmittors, defending israel against "terrorism"? [not to mention banning the media from showing whats really going on down in southern Lebanon] What you trying to hide? And the list goes on - but of course if its not israel defending itself, then "oops" it was an accident [e.g qana]. The regions most powerful army certainly is careless, and their "intelligence" is non-existent. Not to mention a little cowardly - lets look at the attack on marjayoun... when they were caught during one of their rambo commando drops - instead of fighting back like [soldiers?] - they chose to run and hide in a building filled with 400 civilians, taking cover - taking them hostage and using them as human shields.Lets face it, this was never about the two soldiers, this was never about defending themselves. Hizbullah was not the first to fire into israel. Their attacks were the ones in defense. Their act of capturing two soldiers was a dumb move but truth says it was done to initiate negotiations for a swap- to release some of the thousands of lebanese people living [if you wanna call it that] in israeli dungeons - many of whom are women and many children who were born in these prisons who have never had the chance to live their lives normally.I've never taken a political side, i'm not even into politics, it suxs. But what i'm seeing here is so horrible i am unable to find words to explain it. Lets just hope a cease fire is put into place - so maybe the death toll here can be layed to rest at the almost 1200 figure its appraoching [excluding the hizb fighters] if it hasn't approached it already - and same goes for israels death toll of 124 [of whom 80 are military].Its sad for civilians of both countries.
Jessie,My sentiments, exactly.Thank you for summing up the failures of this war.
Jessie,I truly hope your life is able to return to some normalcy soon, and that the lives of you and your family are never again interrupted by war.
JESSIE, Thank you for your summary, but it is only sad for the LEBANESE civilans. All israelies are soldiers since the day they are born. Every israeli serves in the army for several years of his life and continues until he is over 40 years old. So there are no civilians in israel. If they do not want to fight they can disobey orders. But we are the ones defending ourselves from a monster that understand only terrorism since Deir Yassine onwards. They are the new facists.
Dear anti fascist maybe then you can tell your friends who are here on our land to stop attacking those of us who havne't been blessed with a life-times worth of military experince.secondly instead of attacking the last sentence of what I wrote [btw seems you are implying that its not sad that israelis are losing their lives?] be a bit more contstructive and answer some of the questions I asked, [can you?] otherwise save your typical, aggressive attitude.
Anonymous said... Dear friends of the world, let's treat Sam like what he really is: A humongous and obnoxious pile of crap that does not deserve any attention. (And these are my kindest words to describe him)Ignore him COMPLETETLY and he will get drown in his own shit.Giovanni Orlando, FLPS. Sam come sometime and visit me, my good friends Smith & Wesson will entertain you. 2:42 AM WEll to this person who beats me up and tells me that he'll shoot me. I bet you a towel wrapped Mulsim terrorist too. But you know that Arabs aren't good shots. A hand gun means you have to get close. Muslims can't do that very well. Well unless they have a bomb wrapped to body. Then they just run in knowing that they will die. AS for shooting me with a gun, what a pussie threat. Just another pussy hiding behind a screen.
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