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Message 365392 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 6:08:44 UTC
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Here we go again....

Israel Attacks Lebanon After Troops Seized.

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel widened its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas on Thursday, targeting Beirut's international airport and blasting southern Lebanon for a second day, police and airport officials said. At least 22 civilians were reported killed in the south, local media said.

Warplanes struck the runways of the country's only international airport early Thursday during Israel's ongoing air and sea assault against Lebanon, which began a day earlier after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. The airport was later closed, forcing flights to be diverted to nearby Cyprus, officials said.

In Israel, the military confirmed it had targeted the airport, saying in a statement it "is a central hub for the transfer of weapons and supplies to the Hezbollah terrorist organization."

It was the first time since Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon and occupation of Beirut that the airport in the capital's Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs was hit by Israel.
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Message 365522 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 10:19:00 UTC

They've cut the bridges and now bombed the capital...

Good for them....
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Message 365523 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 10:19:28 UTC - in response to Message 365392.

Here we go again....

Israel Attacks Lebanon After Troops Seized.

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel widened its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas on Thursday, targeting Beirut's international airport and blasting southern Lebanon for a second day, police and airport officials said. At least 22 civilians were reported killed in the south, local media said.

Warplanes struck the runways of the country's only international airport early Thursday during Israel's ongoing air and sea assault against Lebanon, which began a day earlier after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. The airport was later closed, forcing flights to be diverted to nearby Cyprus, officials said.

In Israel, the military confirmed it had targeted the airport, saying in a statement it "is a central hub for the transfer of weapons and supplies to the Hezbollah terrorist organization."

It was the first time since Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon and occupation of Beirut that the airport in the capital's Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs was hit by Israel.

Thousands of years and still no peace in that region.
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Message 365526 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 10:29:43 UTC

I hope those 'Jews' (and a handful of christians and atheists) bury those terrorists....emotion is not in contradiction to logic.
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Message 365805 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 14:13:30 UTC

When Hamas kidnapped an Israeli soldier and invaded the Gaza Strip, what braindead moron in Hezbollah thought "Hey, this would be a good time to kidnap a couple Israeli soldiers"?

Israel has repeatedly told Lebanon that if they let Hezbollah operate openly on Lebanese territory that Israel would hold Lebanon responsible for what Hezbollah does.
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Message 365847 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 14:42:04 UTC

I am not sure, who are the terrorists there. Israel or the arab? This is the question. To be, or not to be............

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Message 365879 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 15:07:33 UTC - in response to Message 365847.

I am not sure, who are the terrorists there. Israel or the arab? This is the question. To be, or not to be............

The initial kidnappings were not, in the strict sense of the word, terrorism. They were acts of war.

Israel is responding with acts of war. The primary difference between the US and Israel in this regard is that Israel is not guilt-ridden about actually using its overwhelming military advantage.
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Message 365912 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 15:26:13 UTC - in response to Message 365879.

The initial kidnappings were not, in the strict sense of the word, terrorism. They were acts of war.

Israel is responding with acts of war. The primary difference between the US and Israel in this regard is that Israel is not guilt-ridden about actually using its overwhelming military advantage.


No, Israel is under protect of the USA. They are doing what they want to. For exsample: Killing childs, destroying airports.... so tell me, who is the terrorist.

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Message 365918 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 15:30:12 UTC - in response to Message 365912.

The initial kidnappings were not, in the strict sense of the word, terrorism. They were acts of war.

Israel is responding with acts of war. The primary difference between the US and Israel in this regard is that Israel is not guilt-ridden about actually using its overwhelming military advantage.


No, Israel is under protect of the USA. They are doing what they want to. For exsample: Killing childs, destroying airports.... so tell me, who is the terrorist.

These are what are known in the civilized world as acts of war. Generally speaking, they are done without the permission of the property owner.

Lebanon recklessly permitted a known terrorist group to operate within its territory, and Lebanon was repeatedly warned that it would be held responsible.

The retaliatory acts of war are, for the most part, restricted to Hezbollah-controlled parts of Lebanon, but this is an operational decision on Israel's part and not some legal restriction.
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Message 365937 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 15:50:22 UTC - in response to Message 365918.

The initial kidnappings were not, in the strict sense of the word, terrorism. They were acts of war.

Israel is responding with acts of war. The primary difference between the US and Israel in this regard is that Israel is not guilt-ridden about actually using its overwhelming military advantage.


No, Israel is under protect of the USA. They are doing what they want to. For exsample: Killing childs, destroying airports.... so tell me, who is the terrorist.

These are what are known in the civilized world as acts of war. Generally speaking, they are done without the permission of the property owner.

Lebanon recklessly permitted a known terrorist group to operate within its territory, and Lebanon was repeatedly warned that it would be held responsible.

The retaliatory acts of war are, for the most part, restricted to Hezbollah-controlled parts of Lebanon, but this is an operational decision on Israel's part and not some legal restriction.


Octa, this is not so simple as you think. The main problem is to keep peace in the area of middle east. They (Israel and Palestine) have a road map but they are ignoring it.

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Message 365940 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 15:54:23 UTC - in response to Message 365937.

Octa, this is not so simple as you think. The main problem is to keep peace in the area of middle east. They (Israel and Palestine) have a road map but they are ignoring it.


Israel has bent over backward for this roadmap and the plans before it. Palestine has ignored it.

And Hezbollah is not the Palestinians.
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Message 366087 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 17:59:56 UTC

ISRAELI POLICE REPORT TWO ROCKETS HIT CITY OF HAIFA; AMBASSADOR CALLS IT 'MAJOR, MAJOR ESCALATION'
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Message 366110 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 18:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 366087.

ISRAELI POLICE REPORT TWO ROCKETS HIT CITY OF HAIFA; AMBASSADOR CALLS IT 'MAJOR, MAJOR ESCALATION'

purportedly the Israelis bombed the Beiruit International airport. If this isn't a war then I need to go check my definitions. I suppose it is not an allout invasion of the country but it sure looks like it and the Lebanese government seems none too pleased. Since Lebanon became 'liberalized' after seeing a semblence of 'democracy' in Iraq they kicked out the Syrians. Let's see if that holds up.

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Message 366279 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 21:44:31 UTC - in response to Message 365940.

Octa, this is not so simple as you think. The main problem is to keep peace in the area of middle east. They (Israel and Palestine) have a road map but they are ignoring it.


Israel has bent over backward for this roadmap and the plans before it. Palestine has ignored it.

And Hezbollah is not the Palestinians.


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Message 366293 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 21:51:23 UTC

CNN just reported the Damascus to Syria highway just got bombed.

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Message 366333 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 22:48:19 UTC - in response to Message 366293.

CNN just reported the Damascus to Syria highway just got bombed.



Interesting....
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Message 366352 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 23:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 366333.

CNN just reported the Damascus to Syria highway just got bombed.
Interesting....

Very interesting...

Especially so being as Damascus is in Syria!

So what did CNN really say or don't they know where Syria is?

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Message 366354 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 23:11:00 UTC - in response to Message 366352.

CNN just reported the Damascus to Syria highway just got bombed.
Interesting....

Very interesting...

Especially so being as Damascus is in Syria!

So what did CNN really say or don't they know where Syria is?

Good luck,
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They changed it to:

"Israel bombs Beirut-Damascus highway"

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Message 366355 - Posted: 13 Jul 2006, 23:11:45 UTC - in response to Message 366352.

CNN just reported the Damascus to Syria highway just got bombed.
Interesting....

Very interesting...

Especially so being as Damascus is in Syria!

So what did CNN really say or don't they know where Syria is?

Good luck,
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They may haw goten confused?
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Message 366508 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 1:54:27 UTC

Here we go again. More young men are going to die... Damn it.
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