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Professor Maoz: an Israeli who is not a Zionist

Professor Ze'ev Maoz of Tel Aviv University (Political Science) lays it out clearly: Morality is not on our side .

"There's practically a holy consensus right now that the war in the North is a just war and that morality is on our side. The bitter truth must be said: this holy consensus is based on short-range selective memory, an introverted worldview, and double standards. . . .This war is not a just war.

" . . . So much for the history of morality. Now, let's consider current affairs. What exactly is the difference between launching Katyushas into civilian population centers in Israel and the Israel Air Force bombing population centers in south Beirut, Tyre, Sidon and Tripoli? The IDF has fired thousands of shells into south Lebanon villages, alleging that Hezbollah men are concealed among the civilian population. Approximately 25 Israeli civilians have been killed as a result of Katyusha missiles to date. The number of dead in Lebanon, the vast majority comprised of civilians who have nothing to do with Hezbollah, is more than 300."


At Thursday, July 27, 2006, Blogger ksdrover said...

This is the result of George Bush's "Mission Accomplished" campaign that has served to desensitize America to the issue of classifying children as viable 'terrorist' targets in the ultimate act of 'pre-emptive strategies' while the TRUE TERRORISTS parade around calling anyone that disagrees with them an 'anti-Semite'.


At Thursday, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And forget WW3 is eding closer by the day... that UN post was taken out to help the

ireasllynazies prepare attack on syria via golan heights.... given that Syria has its forces

on a height alert ever

A senior Syrian journalist told the news service, “We see efforts to rehabilitate military

bases in the Golan that have not been in use for over a decade. We see Israeli soldiers

rehabilitating these bases and transferring equipment to them.”

the clock is ticking ....

and dont expect Mr Fake President Bush to do a thing apart from making his historial record

of leaving a trail of failures and big messes everywhere he puts his
limited mind.


Well Thanks Mr Brainless-President-No-Hoper- you've created another mess just like
much of adult your life.......

At Friday, July 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disagreements with Iraqi PM Pose New Challenge to US

US President George W. Bush, through his talks and a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the White House Tuesday, has found that they differ on many issues.

Their clear points of difference, some of them profound, could potentially pose a new challenge to the Bush administration, which has already been facing an uphill struggle in a troubled Iraq.

Bush has hailed Maliki's win in the "free and fair" elections held since the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime, and has eagerly wanted to show progress in Iraq through the visit by Maliki.

"I just had a very constructive meeting with the leader of a government that has been chosen by the Iraqi people in free and fair elections," Bush said at the beginning of his joint press conference with Maliki.

While admitting that there were still significant challenges to face, Bush insisted that Iraq was making progress.

"We still face challenges in Baghdad, yet we see progress elsewhere in Iraq. Iraqi security forces are growing in strength and capability, and recently a key province in southern Iraq was transferred to full Iraqi civilian control," Bush noted.

The transfer of southern Muthanna Province to Iraqi control was the beginning of the handover of other provinces to full Iraqi jurisdiction, Bush added.

However, Bush's optimism has been countered and eroded by the continuous suicide bombings and shootings in Iraq, especially in Baghdad.

Days before Maliki's visit to Washington, there were a spate of attacks in Iraq's capital. Bombers killed at least 64 people in Baghdad Sunday, marking one of the bloodiest day in the city since the start of this year.

A UN report released earlier this month painted a bleak picture for Iraq's security situation by declaring that at least 50,000 people have been killed since the Iraq war started in 2003 and over 5,800 people were killed in May and June alone. Such heavy civilian casualties have raised questions about the ability of US-trained Iraqi police to cope with sectarian violence.

To make things worse, Bush found that he had some sharp disagreements with his Iraqi guest during their talks.

According to a report by the New York Times on Tuesday, the Iraqi government headed by Maliki has requested that Bush cancel the immunity under which American troops operate in Iraq in order to allow them to be tried under Iraq law, but this is being strongly rejected by Washington; Maliki also wants the Bush administration to grant amnesty to those Sunnis who have attacked US troops in Iraq, but this too met with fervent opposition from the Bush administration.

Moreover, Maliki has condemned Israel's military action in Lebanon and wants to maintain good ties with Iran, a country branded by the US as one member of the "axis of evil."

"The prime minister and I spent time talking about Lebanon, and we had a frank exchange of views on this situation," Bush said during the joint press conference with Maliki, using diplomatic wording for what amounted to a sharp disagreement behind closed doors.

Maliki said that he called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, although the Bush administration has repeatedly resisted the call for an immediate ceasefire.

The growing differences between Iraqi and American policies reflect an increasing disenchantment with American power among politicians and ordinary Iraqis, the New York Times report said, adding that Maliki, as a Shiite, has been speaking for both Iraqi politicians and ordinary people in order to gain more popular support.

It seems that further disagreement could appear between the Bush administration and the Maliki government in the future, and that would be likely to make the US strategy for Iraq more difficult to implement, and success in Iraq a more distant dream.

At Sunday, July 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, this observation is stupid. First Israel has lots of more firepower. They hit Lebanon ten times harder than the Hezbollah. The fact also Hezbollah is shooting at nothing they can see makes a big difference.

If the stupid Hezbollah wasnt hiding around civilians then civilians wouldnt die! They themselves cant complain about innocent deaths! They are the cause!

Its all Lebanon's fault in the first place. If they made sure UN Resolution 1559 was implemented they wouldnt have rockets to shoot and innocent wouldnt be dying.

Syria needs to stop re-arming Hezbollah and tell them to give back the kidnapped soldiers to resolve the issue but no they are too stubborn and stupid.

When it comes down to it, neither wants a seize fire. Hezbollah will keep shooting because they dont want to look defeated. Hezbollah is looking that Israel wont storm in there. Yeah, Israel will have heavy casualities but they would be ultimately defeated.


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