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Post time 2006-7-14 10:30:06 |Display all floors
Read to find what targets Israel is striking in Lebanon, could this be classified self-defence or terrorist actions?


BEIRUT, Lebanon -  Israel unleashed a furious military campaign on Lebanon's main airport, highways, military bases and other targets Thursday, retaliating for scores of Hezbollah guerrilla rockets that rained down on Israel and reached as far as Haifa, its third-largest city, for the first time.

The death toll in two days of fighting rose to 57 people with the sudden burst of violence sending shock waves through a region already traumatized by        Iraq and the ongoing battles in the        Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. It shattered the relative calm in Lebanon that followed Israel's pullout from its occupied zone in south Lebanon in 2000 and the withdrawal of Syrian forces last year.

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Post time 2006-7-14 11:28:41 |Display all floors
Our leaders say it's only self-defense.

In America, our leaders say whatever Israel does is self defense no matter how many people are killed.  Israel is an independent country and she has the right to defend herself.  President Bush said so just today, and if you disagree then you can complain to your congressman but it will do no good.

America can win the war on terror if we act more brutally and viciously than the terrorists.
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Post time 2006-7-14 12:40:17 |Display all floors
Originally posted by matt605 at 2006-7-14 11:28
Our leaders say it's only self-defense.

In America, our leaders say whatever Israel does is self defense no matter how many people are killed.  Israel is an independent countr ...


Yes, Matt,
Bush said so, and did what he said.

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A fuel tank burns after being attacked by Israeli missiles in Jiyeh, south Beirut July 14, 2006. Israeli jets destroyed roads and junctions in Hizbollah's southern Beirut stronghold on Friday hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered a more intense response to the group's capture of two Israeli soldiers. (REUTER)
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Lebanese civilians inspect a hall that was destroyed by an Israeli missile in southern Beirut July 14, 2006. Israeli jets destroyed roads and junctions in Hizbollah's southern Beirut stronghold on Friday hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered a more intense response to the group's capture of two Israeli soldiers. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)
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Post time 2006-7-14 14:31:25 |Display all floors

Weird logic

It's weird and puzzling:

When civilian targets in the US or any European countries are hit, it is called terrorist action.

When the US or Israel forces strike civilian targets in countries, say Lebanon, Iraq or Palestine, it is always categorized as self-defence or strikes on terrorists.

When North Korea test-fires missile or Iran seeks nuclear technologies, the big powers say they are trying to intimidate the world.

When the US or Israel develops or uses much bigger, powerful weapons,  they are to defend world peace.

In this world of power politics, weird logic applies.

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Post time 2006-7-14 15:05:56 |Display all floors
It proves that truth always belong to the overmatch

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