Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Qana Massacre

This is the second massacre perpetrated by Israel in Qana village, with sixty villagers, mainly women, babies and children crushed by tons of Israeli bombs. There were few men among the casualties, which fully contradicts Israeli claims that Hezbollah combatants hide behind civilians. The first massacre in 1996 resulted in the death of one hundred innocent civilians, mainly women and children who had taken refuge in a U.N. centre established in that village. The casualties had wrongly imagined that the United Nations flag would protect them from Israeli shelling.

What does Israel hope to achieve in slaughtering babies, other than the repugnance of all civilised human beings?

Equally repugnant are those Arab regimes like Saudi Arabia, who watch with exultant eyes the massacre of Shia Moslems in Lebanon and Iraq, in the hope that this will weaken the resolve of Iran to have a word in the affairs of the region, and further to discourage Shia minorities (one million in Saudi Arabia), Bahrain, Qatar etc. from rising against their Sunni rulers.

Iran, pragmatic as it has shown itself to be, has not shown territorial ambitions, not even in Iraq, where the majority of the population is Shia and not Sunni Moslems. On the other hand we are entitled to ask what are the Americans and their British lackeys doing in Iraq, and why did they invade that country? To dispose of one man, Saddam Hussein, and in so doing to create civil war and anarchy, as part of Bush's distorted vision of a new Middle East?

Syria, one of the so called targets of the American initiative has remained quiescent throughout the destructive wars in Iraq and Lebanon. It has everything to gain and nothing to lose in remaining aside. When the Syrian army was forced to evacuate Lebanon, Bashar El-Assad of Syria vowed to destroy Lebanon over the heads of its inhabitants. Israel is doing it for him, and consequently he and his Ba'ath party cannot feel sorry for what is happening in Lebanon..

We talk of an Arab World, and we have an Arab League. The truth, however, lies in the fact that the majority of that world are illiterate vestiges of the Middle Ages.

Lebanon enjoys the highest rate of literacy in the Arab world, but this has not prevented its politicians from squabbling for petty reasons or from milking the fat cow for their own personal benefit.

Today, the war has united Lebanon as never before, and the whole nation including Hezbollah stands firmly behind Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and the Speaker of the House of Deputies, Nabih Berri.

To allay the fears of a large section of the Lebanese population of the outcome of a Hezbollah victory against the Israeli invasion, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, in a televised broadcast two days ago stated that a Hezbollah victory would represent the victory of the entire Lebanese nation, Christians and Moslems, and that Lebanon has nothing to fear from Hezbollah.

Consequently Prime Minister Siniora, who has shown considerable courage and wisdom in dealing with the situation, stands today stronger than ever with the entire nation behind him.

The United States and Israel have miscalculated badly, in that they wrongly assumed that the destruction of Lebanon would split the nation on a confessional basis. This has not happened.

If the United States, as expressed by Condoleezza Rice, wants a global and permanent solution to the problem between Lebanon, Syria and Israel, then the United States should exert pressure on Israel to enter into meaningful negotiations and not simply to impose impossible conditions.


Anonymous said...

Hey, you dumb fool, some people have also tried the same shit about Hitler's concentration camps. Please, at least try to show some respect for dead people, especially dead children. If you don't, then all I can say is: damn you !

CMAR II said...


Here is best response I've seen.

Anonymous said...

Agree with mordy. With regard to Palestinians, and in general, Islamic lies watch this:

Carmel said...

nobody aims to kill children but there isn't one war in which it doesn't just happen to happen. it's pointless to present opposing narratives and claim to hold the full and true story. i don't think that even the pilot who dropped that bomb knows the full story.

isn't EVERY war a war crime? but as long as wars are part of the acceptable "game" in the world, looking for one side to blame is pointless. the pilot who dropped that bomb doesn't want to kill children. people in Israel don't want to kill children. maybe even Hezbollah doesn't want to kill children. but somehow when the whole gets bigger than the sum of its parts, it's the children who die....

p.s to the Israeli people commenting here: regardless the fact there are too many staged images and even Reuters admitted one the other day, it is a fact that Lebanese civilians die. forget how and why and forget the graphic side of it, but let's not forget THAT.

Anonymous said...

I see the genocide brigade is in full force here to defend the stolen land from 10 months old terrorists .

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian and received this email today, is this true? Is there truely no way for christians and Muslim to coexist?

"> Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?
> Consider this:
> Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of
> Arabia.
> Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam
> and the Quran (Koran).
> Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he
> turns in prayer five times a day.
> Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make
> friends with Christians or Jews.
> Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual
> leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America,
> the great Satan.
> Domestically, no, because he is instructed to marry four women and beat
> and scourge his wife when she disobeys him
> (Quran 4:34).
> Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah,
> except Islam (Quran, 2:256)
> Intellectually, no, because he cannot accept the American Constitution
> since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be
> corrupt.
> Philosophically, no, because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow
> freedom of religion and expression.
> Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either
> dictatorial or autocratic.
> Spiritually, no, because when we declare "one nation under God," the
> Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as
> our heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99
> excellent names.
> Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very
> suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both
> good Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you's still the
> truth. If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above,
> perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand
> this, the better it will be for our country.
> Pass it on. The war is bigger than we know.