Monday, July 31, 2006

Where do Palestinans get their ammunition?

I have always wondered where Palestinians get their ammunition. Israel has them completely surrounded from Sea and land, there is no air link to them. How do they get the explosives?

I think I found my answer in CNN today. This picture was on their web site:

An unexploded Israeli missile lies in a street in the southern Lebanese border town of Bint Jbeil.

The unexploded shells are like gold mine of explosives to send back to the Israelis.

What comes around, goes around, and it wont be a pretty site.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

This image taken from video made by Lebanese Red Cross workers Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Qana, south Lebanon, and made available to AP Television, shows the roof of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance destroyed in what they say was an Israeli airstrike. The Red Cross workers who provided AP Television News with the video said that nine ambulance workers were wounded in the explosion as they tried to ferry injured people from the town of Qana, 20 kilometers (about 12 and a half miles) from Tyre, to hospital. AP Television cannot independently verify whether the Red Cross workers were hit by an Israeli airstrike. (AP Photo)

A hole caused by an Israeli warplane missile can be seen atop the roof of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance, one of the ambulances that were hit by Iraeli warplane missiles Sunday, in the southern coastal city of Tyre, Lebanon, Thursday July 27, 2006. Two ambulances with six workers, transporting a wounded man, a woman and an 11-year-old, were struck on Sunday but they all survived. Israel pounded suspected Hezbollah positions across Lebanon Thursday, extending its air campaign a day after suffering its highest one-day casualty toll since its military offensive began. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Israel is NOT a terrorist state....

Israel is not a terrorist state because:

SPIEGEL: Does that justify the growing number of civilians that have been killed?

Livni: As the government of the state of Israel we are faced with a dilemma: do we expose our citizens to this threat or do we attack? Incidentally, we are doing something that no other country would do -- we warn the people using Lebanese television, radio and flyers that we spread over the affected areas. We ask the people to leave their homes and get themselves to safety.

SPIEGEL interview, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni

Bombing the King David hotel is Not Terrorism Because:

A warning message was delivered to the telephone operator of the King David Hotel before the attack and also delivered to the French consulate and the Palestine Post newspaper. According to Irgun sources, the message read "I am speaking on behalf of the Hebrew underground. We have placed an explosive device in the hotel. Evacuate it at once - you have been warned."

Irgun representatives have always claimed that the warning was given well in advance so that adequate time was available to evacuate the hotel. Menachem Begin writes (p. 221, The Revolt, <1951> ed.) that the telephone message was delivered 25 - 27 minutes before the explosion. The British authorities denied for many years that there had been a warning at all, but the leaking of the internal police report on the bombing during the 1970s proved that a warning had indeed been received. However, the report claimed that the warning was only just being delivered to the officer in charge as the bomb went off.

King David Hotel bombing

Conclusion: If warn your victim, commit violent act, your are no longer a terrorist.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

In violance they trust.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men write on artillery shells at a position in the northern village of Fassuta, near the Lebanese border, July 24, 2006. Israel's offensive in Lebanon is not aimed at totally dismantling Hizbollah but rather at preventing the guerrilla group returning to the border and attacking the Jewish state, a cabinet minister said. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL)
Reuters - Jul 24 8:31 AM

Sunday, July 23, 2006

US support Israel in Lebanon even if "mass killing"

I got this from a friend monitoring the Voice of Israel:

Text of report by Israel radio on 22 July

Envoy says US support Israel in Lebanon even if "mass killing" occurs Text
of report by Israel radio on 22 July

Israel's Ambassador to Washington Dani Ayalon says that the United States
is giving Israel its total support without any time limits to operate in

Speaking with our Washington correspondent Yaron Deqel, Ambassador Ayalon
said that even if a mass killing or other mishaps occur - which Israel has
been careful not to commit - the Washington administration will continue
to give its backing, and so will the US congress and public opinion.

Our correspondent points out that Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democratic
minority in the House of Representatives, refused to sign a draft
resolution in support of Israel passed by the Congress this week.

Source: Voice of Israel, Jerusalem, in Hebrew 1600 gmt 22 Jul 06

BBC Monitoring ME1 MEPol ak

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Sure Sign of Sick Culture

Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border, Monday, July 17, 2006. Diplomatic efforts to end Israeli-Hezbollah fighting gained traction Monday, with Israeli officials saying the country would agree to halt fighting if its two captured soldiers were returned and Islamic guerrillas withdrew from the border. Publicly, the officials continued to insist their goal was to dismantle Hezbollah. But senior aides to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert office said he told his Italian counterpart, Romano Prodi, that Israel would accept cease-fire terms of Hezbollah releasing the Israeli soldiers and withdrawing from the border. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Israeli Goverment Logic 101

"You don't negotiate with terror organizations," Gideon Meir, senior
Israeli Foreign Ministry official, told Reuters.

But you terrorize people and goverments:

"We are taking strong measures so that it will be clear to the Lebanese people and government ... that we mean business."
Israeli Security Cabinet Minister Isaac Herzog

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Smoke rises from an Israeli air raid as Lebanese people speed on the highway in the Zahrani region, on the Mediterranean coast, southern Lebanon, Wednesday, July 12, 2006. Hezbollah fighters launched a raid into Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers Wednesday, triggering an Israeli assault with warplanes, gunboats and ground troops in southern Lebanon to hunt for the captives. Seven Israeli soldiers, two Lebanese civilians and a guerrilla were killed in the violence. (AP Photo/ Mohammed Zaatari)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Taxation with without representation?

A mantra that has been use by the war apologetic from “left” (ie. Neo-cons in sheep clothing) as in Tom Friedman’s make-belief-world to the real neo-cons explain the forign dictators (most of whom are US backed) with various flavor of this argument: There is no representation without taxation and in oil rich countries the government just drills for oil as oppose to represent its people.

So I was puzzled when in interview with Larry King, President George W Bush says:

"When history looks back, I'd rather be judged as solving problems and being correct, rather than being popular," Bush said.
"The president that chases the opinion poll is the president that will have failed policy,"


I thought taxation meant that people’s opinion does matter. Or do we have taxation without representation here?