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20 July 2006

Lebanon Latest: Israel Attacks UN Troops And Red Cross Ambulances ...


Just when one can't imagine things getting any worse -- we learn that Israel have attacked United Nations troops in Lebanon.

And, that they've attacked Red Cross ambulances.

Israeli warplanes hit UN troop positions in Lebanon

Malaysia Sun

Wednesday 19th July, 2006

UN troops in Lebanon have come under heavy fire in the past 24 hours, while plans are afoot for their families to be evacuated.

In another incident Israeli aircraft attacked a convoy of 26 Red Cross ambulances which the UAE was sending by road into Lebanon.

Israeli warplanes fired close to UNIFIL, or the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, positions on at least fifteen occasions, scoring a direct hit on one position near the village of Marwahin. UN officials said there was material damage, but no casualties.

French army Maj. Eric Minoli, who is commanding a UNIFIL contingent, said he is sickened by what he has seen.

"The people are clearly terrorized. Many Lebanese are fleeing north," he said. "As a Frenchman and a United Nations soldier, I hope the diplomats work out a cease-fire."

Then we hear that Hilary Rodham Clinton has publicly pronounced that all Americans are behind Israel.

And we learn that the little lady herself officially backs Bush's backing of Israel's bombardment of Lebanon -- and apparently anything and/or anyone, therein.

Enough for one day.

We've done our day's worth, dutywise.

We're about to be abed.

So good night and good luck.

We may
all need some soon; lots of it.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bloody whore. She wants that presidency so bad that she'll happily be a more than willing party to mass murder.

Maybe like so many of them she thinks she's imortal. She should be so lucky.

2:05 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

UN troops AND their families?
AND Red-Cross ambulances?
AND Hilary Clinton?

Tell me it's all just a nightmare and I'm going to wake up soon. Please.

3:03 am  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

Good little article Richard.

You with a few simply written sentences, can describe the depth of inhumanity of the conflict which it has fallen and contrast it with the politicians unimaginable treachery.

You have an uncanny ability, to present complex issues in an accessible (understandable) way to the public and I thank you for it.

1:40 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

The Clintons were never the Golden Couple to me that they appeared be to so many others.

Hillary wants to try and go for the White House on the back of 9/11, that much is clear. It doesn't bode well, does it?

3:07 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

Shocking pictures of Lebanese carnage over at my place. Please distribute generously!

5:11 pm  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Anony is right she is an Absolute Idiot....and I guess I bloody whore after what she just said and how she remains so friggin' tongue tied about about Iraq...This whole this is such a friggin' mess- and Bush saying that Isreal should try to spare Innocents- WTF????

There is a blog called Cedarseed that has posts of what is going on there...really...I worry about the families in Lebanon as much as I worry about the families in Iraq.
They all have been in many ways "Katrinaed"....
The Horror and Shame....

5:53 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

Direct link to the Lebanon pictures here. Please distribute generously...

6:05 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

The Clintons? They're no better than couple smooth used car salesmen, but people still fool themselves just 'cos they call themselves Democrats.

Even when he was caught redhanded with Lewinsky it was obvious Hilary had bigger things on her mind (oops, sorry, heh) otherwise she would have reacted like any normal wife.

Yeah, she's a political whore alright. The sad thing is millions of Americans believe she'll be better than a GOP whore.

Comical, real comical. America's gotten itself into a lose-lose situation and they've got nobody to blame but themselves. They vote for the best 'packaged' goods regardless of the shit inside the package.

6:35 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

Add me to the disgusted list Richard. I was reading on Juan Cole yesterday that a hospital got hit. Don't even try and rationalize US reaction - our heads are way up our asses!

7:30 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

It seems whoever beat me to it getting in a post about the Clintons. But has anyone else here heard what I've just heard?

Bill Clinton is going to campaign for JOE LIEBERMAN????????????

7:56 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I was hoping by now most Democrats in the U.S. had waked up to how much they were fooled by Bill Clinton.

I am sorry to say until this invasion by Israel, most have not paid attention. They were still lamenting that he was no longer our President and expecting good things from Hillary.

Maybe NOW some truths are starting to sink in.

We can only hope so!

2:21 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Apologies for delayed response/thank yous, all.

The world's 'bloggers' are now MAKING people sit up and pay attention. Therefore we, in our own tiny fashion, should be proud to be a part of this new new & opinion medium.

Sad to say, I fear we should also be more than a little worried. The greater the 'annoyance' bloggers become to 'power' -- the greater will become said power's need to control and or curtail.

Or maybe worse.

11:17 pm  
Anonymous anotheranon said...


I second Tom V's motion. You're a message-magician.

2:00 am  
Anonymous Hydrocodone said...

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10:51 am  

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