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22 July 2006

Lebanon Latest: Israeli Tanks & Warplanes, Disappeared Pictures And Lebanese Mass Graves ...

This old Lebanese lady, her hands held aloft in despair, looks for help that isn't forthcoming. Not from any of us.

As Israel continues to cause it's coldly calculated carnage in the city of Beirut - and throughout Lebanon - neither of the governments of our so-called civilized countries, the UK and the US lift a finger to help - neither her nor hers.

For shame.

Not a single, solitary finger.

For shame.

Not a single solitary finger to help hundreds of thousands of suffering, innocent civilian victims. Nor a single, solitary finger to attempt to alleviate any of the absolutely awful atrocities still being inflicted by Israel.

For shame.

And as the massed ranks of IDF tanks today roll across the border in earnest, the fast becoming pariah state, Israel, turns it's aerial bombardment attentions to mobile phone and television station antennas -- we learn that another important information avenue is taken down.

We refer of course to the horror-pictures' site which we and others linked to, only hours ago. We dare say most of us knew, if not all, that this special site would soon be 'disappeared' -- but not so soon.

Out of sight - out of mind, eh?

Well, not if we can help it.

Thankfully, our own adopted treasure, Tom from 'Current Era' was astute enough to foresee such an event and act accordingly.

Like some others, Tom 'grabbed' some of the gruesome pictorial evidence of the war crimes against civilians, currently being committed by Israel in Lebanon.

Kudos and thanks to Tom.

Shame on them and theirs.

Here's Tom's Current Era site/blog -- and now, even as we type, we find Tom's put up video footage of The Lebanese forced to bury their mounting dead -- in mass graves.

For shame.

Then there's also this to see. It's short & sweet.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bastards! (regret language if it offends, but i'm sooooo angry)

Israel to America:"Send some more bombs - quick."

America to Israel:"Okay, okay. Send some more money - quick."

10:39 pm  
Blogger Natalia said...

Anger and helplessness. Anger and helplessness.

11:18 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

This is going to backfire. As usual the Israelis don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. Not even their fellow Jews spread throughout the world - without the protection of US supplied miltary hardware.

I would NOT want to be one ... anywhere ... outnumbered .... unarmed .... exposed .... no IDF soldiers around them .... without sympathy ....

I can see it coming ...... can't you? And the irony is that it will all be down to Israel.

11:43 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

300,000,000 - that's three hundred million - Americans, and they're all behind Israel?

If that's true then how do any Americans abroad expect to be treated from now on, and for a long time to come?

Except if they're in Israel, perhaps.

12:18 am  
Blogger this is me said...

Bootlian, this American doesn't give a rat's
rearend what "Old Europe" and the rest of the world thinks. We will do what is right even if the rest of the world is frozen with indecision. Oh yeah, one more thing...bottom line, if the hezbolla terrorists wouldn't have kidnapped the IDF soldiers, this war wouldn't be taking place. End of story.

8:23 am  
Anonymous me said...

Gee, I knew it wasn't me but guessed it may be Rummy - he invented 'Old' Europe. What do do - feed,ignore or hand enough rope, Bootlian?

12:22 pm  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

'this is me', It's true that America and Israel are still able to inflict pain, suffering and horrors around the world. Still, eventually your arrogance will be dully met with ruin.

If you continue, the present unsustainable, over-agressive an meddling imperial policies without change for moderation, let me assure you, that reality will do it for you, just like to any other empire in history before you. (And it ain't gonna be pretty).

Let me entertain you with three numbers in this fine morning:

US annual trade deficit: $ 400 Billion.

US Federal debt with unfounded liabilities: $ 85 Trillion.

US Federal, State and private debts with possible private pension bail-outs: $ 115 Trillon.

Can you say, imperial overstretch?
I just hope, when the Leviathan demises, it will bring down Israel with it too.

1:46 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

Thanks for this post. I'm now linking directly to Tom's photo gallery as well.

3:12 pm  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

"This is me" only speaks for himself- and if he is american- than he still only speaks for himself. I am an american- and most here are horrified and disgusted by the govt and what they are doing- we are doing what we can to yell and make phone calls, call the UN etc. and try to get out leaders to listen. and I have to also tell you under this neocon-nazi regime it is like living in 1930's Germany- what with secret police and etc. I and ALL the people I know are praying for the people of Lebanon and we want peace, not bloodshed. Shame...absolute shame...Richard thank you for the link- I will spread the word..

3:58 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Europe? Old? New? Parot, parot,parot.
Here's some news for you kiddo, it's not only Europeans sick of your ilk. It's fellow [sane] Americans and others all round the world. I for one couldn't be further from either US or Europe. I'm from half a world away but can still smell your 'rats rear end'.

btw, get your news from outside the US. US news only picks up from where retaliation against ongoing Israel crimes kick in. To believe this war is over two kidnapped soldiers is about as dumb as it gets - unless you're in the Censored States of America.

4:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, oh.

Iran says Israel has pushed the button of it's own destruction.

5:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If Israel says it is running low/short of bombs ... and 'unavoidable' replacement deliveries were for any reason[s] delayed .. for too long ....


5:45 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

Don't get wound up on my behalf anyone. Thisisme carefully ignored the wars crimes, and jumped fast into the blame game.

Don't know Richard's actual age, but I definately ain't no spring-chicken. I'm old enough to spot red herrings when I see them.

Anyhow, if he's as truthful as his word - that's the end of his story.

9:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may aswell post it here as well. Some little known facts about who started this war.

Ive been reading in the antiwar sites and at a rally
that i attended in Canberra Australia yesterday, that
the War on Lebanon was caused by Hizbollah entering
Israel and capturing two israeli soldiers...

In fact some little known articles from July 12 and
onward paint a very different picture.
Earlier news items are quiet clear as to the events.
Mike Rivero of has
collected a few of these:

A sample:
'The Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement announced on
Wednesday that its guerrillas have captured two
Israeli soldiers IN southern Lebanon. "Implementing
our promise to free Arab prisoners in Israeli jails,
our strugglers have captured two Israeli soldiers in
southern Lebanon," a statement by Hezbollah said.

"The two soldiers have already been moved to a safe
place," it added. The Lebanese police said that the
two soldiers were captured as they "infiltrated" into
the town of Aitaa al-Chaab inside the Lebanese border.
[Hindustan Times 7/12/06]'

2. TRANSLATION: According to the Lebanese police
force, the two soldiers were captured in Lebanese
territory, in the area of Aïta Al-Chaab close to the
border, whereas Israeli television indicated that they
had been captured in Israeli territory. [
7/12/06] had a piece on July 12, the day of the
'The militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli
soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border IN
southern Lebanon, prompting a swift reaction from
Israel, which sent ground forces into its neighbor to
look for them.

The forces were trying to keep the soldiers' captors
from moving them deeper into Lebanon, Israeli
government officials said on condition of anonymity.

The Israeli military would not confirm the report.'

Now its obvious that if the two soldiers were
captuted(not 'kidnapped' as much of the press has it,
as if soldiers are ever 'kidnapped') then Hizbolah
cant be blamed for starting the conflict. It was in
the right to capture enemy combatants invading
Lebanese territory.
In fact, this appears to be an israeli provocation
designed to serve as a cause of war...just as Israel
practised in 1967, when it sent bulldozers into
The earliest reports have Israel non-commital...but
later Reuters using Israeli sources(presmably
military) puts the incident on Israeli side of border.
That israel is the real cause, that its intentions are
as in 1982 to destroy any military opposition in
Lebanon, this information needs to be taken up,
investigated by the anti-war movement...The
'collective punishment' angle is a bit of a furfy.
I trust you appreciate the gravity of all this.

The only way to stop this war is to show that Israel,
not Hizbollah, was the source of the conflict (very
easy to do), and that at least the media stories are
in conflict and dont provide a clear cause for war.

Has the truth been fudged once again? It looks like it

Brian Souter

4:03 am  
Blogger christian lies said...

God Bless You Old Englishman

7:21 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I am wondering if this is significant?

British Split with Bush as Israeli Tanks Roll In

If true, will it make any difference?

The story appeared on Sunday in The Observer

10:18 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

I wouldn't place too much importance on the BBC Iran story.

Ahmadinejad isn't even in charge of sanitation so he couldn't even start a fair dinkum shit fight.

Plus it's from the BBC and it doesn't have a byline so it could well have be composed by the Foreign Orifice or worse.

I am also sure the Israelis have secured their supply of US bombs for quite a while to come. This has been planned for a long time and it's only getting started.

Sure would be nice, though, if they haven't.

God, you listening here? How about a small surgical tsunami? You know, like the "good old days"? Just one. Even a small one, eh?

12:08 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Here's something worth reading from Larry Johnson-

or simply here-

I will add that the Israelis are old hands at terrorising a population to stampede them into leaving behind their land (and water) and houses. I have no doubt that that is what they are doing in southern Lebanon (as well as trying to cower and/or provoke Syria).

But things are different now than in the past. There was no Hezbollah or Hamas in 1947 and '67.

Just as Iran has been relying on the Iraqi resistance to stave off an upcoming war from US, the whole of the Mid-East may be relying on Hezbollah to stall a massive war from US/Israel.

Still the people that sell the damned guns and the snakes that provide the finance to buy them don't give a shit because they make their money either way so long as there is no negotiated and just peace.

I know it is the nature of politics to have snakes as so-called leaders in all our countries that pander to the profiteers to everyone's misfortune, but I just can't get the thought out of my mind "Why, oh why does it have to be so?"

4:16 pm  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

Mr. Souter, you are a fine gentleman, who has a working conscience and who I respect. Furthermore I agree with your assessment, but sadly not your conclusion.

Saying that Israel's military agression against Lebanon will be stopped, only if we could show, that this was through the provocation of Israel and not by the initiative of Hizbullah, in my opinion is extremely naive and it reveals your lack of knowledge of the present conditions regarding executive and decision making powers exclusivelly in servitude to a small international moneyed Elite.

You remember, the vast antiwar demonstrations which has occured before the invasion? It was not only unprecedent in its scale and its determination uniting widely dispersed segments of society, but also become international which was quite unheard of up to that point.

Have you seen any western governments meaningfully modifying their previously declared policies regarding Iraq? (Those govt-s supposedly representing peoples' interest) The only effect it had, that they had ratcheted up their war-propaganda even further.

In reality, by now all western societies are under the strict control a small moneyed Elite, which feels extremely secure in its status and position and do not particularly worried about the public's opinion and sentiments.

4:24 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Apologies all round - I should have posted my thanks sooner than this. Althought we regularly get good links posted here at This Old Brit, this post's offerings are especially appreciated. Again thanks - to our 'oldies' and our 'newbies' - who I trust will keep coming back. I'm sure you know you are welcome - and we[the world] need[s] more like us.

3:20 pm  
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7:24 am  

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