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“They are treating us like animals”

'Unintentionally'? Not a chance.
Bombing civilians is deliberate. The evidence is all there, but you have to pervert your humanity, temporarily, to see it.

"The UK's Howell said: 'The destruction of the infrastructure, the death of so many children and so many people. These have not been surgical strikes. If they are chasing Hizbollah, then go for Hizbollah. You don't go for the entire Lebanese nation.'

In a radio interview today an Israeli spokesman was asked why a hospital was bombed. He said it was "part of the civilian infrastructure". He seemed to realise the admission was a mistake, cleared his throat as if to clarify/change but didn't say anything and it was on to the next question.

Civilians are a major part of the target. Israel knows they cannot destroy Hezbollah but what they can do is destroy society and its infrastructure. The Israeli general who talked of taking Lebanon back 20 years meant it. They will not tolerate any economic or military rival.

I don't think you'll find that analysis in any media at all, it is supported by the evidence, but the enormity of it is beyond the comprehension of a normal, decent human being. When Howell says "These have not been surgical strikes." I doubt if he realises that they have been spot on; he simply hasn't made the leap into the mind of the amoral and racist war criminal."
The evidence is all there.
Jul. 23, 2006. 02:47 AM | SIDON TO BEIRUT, Lebanon

The exodus from south Lebanon became frantic yesterday as thousands of civilians complied with an Israeli deadline to leave their homes.

They crammed families and few belongings into beat-up cars, vans and trucks, and embarked on gruelling journeys to the north. Before ordering them out, Israel spent days making it difficult for them to flee by bombing bridges and main roads.

They were reduced to spending hours on secondary roads under a scorching Mediterranean sun. Many motors, and tempers, overheated.

"They are treating us like animals," shouted Hayat Fayad, 42, while making a stop with her three children to grab supplies in Sidon, south of Beirut.

Beyond the city, a seemingly endless line of cars slowly snaked its way along the Chouf mountains, often coming to a dead stop. Sidon and Beirut are only 45 kilometres apart, but the drive yesterday was a two-hour ordeal.

Across south Lebanon, families piled into cars and pickup trucks — flying white sheets they hoped would protect them from attack — and clogged roads to the north after Israeli planes dropped leaflets on Friday warning residents to flee for safety beyond the Litani River, about 20 kilometres from the border.

More than 300,000 people live in south Lebanon and many have fled an intense Israeli military bombing campaign. Israel says it's targeting Hezbollah positions and infrastructure, but civilians make up most of the 396 Lebanese killed so far.

Since the start of the conflict 11 days ago, an estimated 500,000 Lebanese have been displaced. Another 150,000 have fled to Syria. The exodus gathered pace with Israel poised to use ground troops to create a buffer zone in south Lebanon.

Among those fleeing north were 100 Canadian citizens, travelling on four buses, who have been trapped in Sidon and points south.

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When the heaviest bombing began, Windsor's Sonia Soufar, 31, and her three children — aged 4 to 13 — were visiting her sister in Lebanon's southernmost city of Tyre, which has seen the most severe civilian casualties in this conflict.

"We went next door and hid in the basement of a building that was under construction, a school," Soufar said yesterday, after the buses had offloaded in Beirut. "It was terrifying. The bombs were all around us."

The family spent the night there on the hard concrete and when they emerged, they found the entire building next door had collapsed into the street.

They tried to escape the city the next day but were attacked again on the road out of town. Bombs suddenly exploded on the street all around them and they left the car to run for cover in a nearby hospital.

The bombardments lasted through the night and the next day, she said, toppling many of the buildings around the hospital. The family then crammed into a car with some relatives and headed for Beirut. But she was too afraid to complete the journey.

"It was the scariest part of all," she said. "I thought we were going to be attacked the entire way."
What do you think? Is this how you treat human beings?


At Sunday, July 23, 2006, Blogger Joe said...

Sickning is the only word that comes to mind. I saw an ABC evening news report last night that, surprisingly, admitted Israel bombed two television stations in the country that were responsible for sending most of the images we're seeing out to the world. One was owned by a family and I believe the other was owned by Christians. Neither had anything to do with Hezbollah. Furthermore, they interviewed some of the anchors from the station who also stated it was done because Israel didn't want the west to see what was happening and more or less trying to make them invisible. I'm not surprised, but I guess I was just shocked this was all shown on ABC Evening News. Of course it was on the Saturday night broadcast and I don't think people watch the weekend shows as much as during the 5-day week. So it was probably done so they could claim they're being "fair and balanced" when people jump on them. Similar to how some of the cable news channels like CNN and Fox tend to show better/fair/more accurate news reports..... at 2AM.

At Sunday, July 23, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

This is their biggest public relations disaster ever thanks to the internet and the people who are not afraid to speak out against their barbarism.

But, this is far from over. It will get much worse. The US and Israeli war machines will escalate conflict all over the region to provide cover for their respective genocidal machinations. No one will know which way to look.

At Sunday, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US is sending more bombs to Israel as we speak. Congoleeza Rice is probably bringing some of those bombs in her suitcase with her trip to the Middle East.

At Sunday, July 23, 2006, Blogger Unknown said...

The founder of Zionism (Herzl) wanted the priests to be confined to temples just as the army was to be confined to the barracks.

This is the army taking the vendetta for the easy capture of its soldiers.

Most of the 'founding fathers' of Zionism had good aspirations, but they left the religious zealots unchecked - for whom the ends justify all means.

That is where this movement started to go wrong, and now it threatens:
1. the UN
2. US democracy
3. Lobbying and Bribing
4. Nuclear proliferation
5. Academic Dishonesty.

Has to stop.

At Sunday, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are a few excerpts from G. Neuburger's paper, 'The Gulf Between Zionism and Judaism'. He writes for Neturei Karta, Inc.

"Thus from its very beginning Zionism was a result of Anti-Semitism and indeed is completely compatible with it, because Zionists and anti-Semites had (and have) a common goal: To bring all Jews from their places of domicile to the Zionist state, thus uprooting Jewish communities that had existed for hundreds and even thousands of years. Loyalty to the Zionist state was substituted for loyalty to G-d, and the state was made into the modern "golden calf". Belief in the Torah and fulfillment of religious obligations in Zionist eyes became a private matter and not a duty for every Jew or for the Jewish people. The Zionists made divine law subject to party or parliamentary votes, and they set their own standards of conduct and ethics".

"Neither the founder of political Zionism nor any of the prime ministers of the Zionist state believed in the divine origin of the Torah nor even in the existence of G-d. All prime ministers were members of a party that opposed religion in principle and that considered the Bible a document of ancient folklore, devoid of any religious meaning. And yet these same Zionists base their claim to the Holy Land on this same Bible, the divine origin of which they deny".

These beliefs are not sound humanitarian aspirations. They are evil and insane and a crime against ALL God's creation, specifically human beings.

At Monday, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel bombing christians is a case of poetic justice, as the christian lebanese supported Israels last nasty incursion, and were the hands that slaughted Shantila.

Maybe they are learning these former victims of violence have become as inhumane as their nazi tormentors.

At Monday, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Army chief of staff Dan Halutz has given the order to the air force to destroy 10 multi-storey buildings in the Dahaya district (of Beirut) in response to every rocket fired on Haifa," a senior Israeli air force officer told army radio on Monday.


At Monday, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel tried to kill some journalists(Aljazeera,Al arbia and Al manar)this latter belong to Hez.

Something to hide?

At Monday, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pardon my son's Tourettes. Very sorry.


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