Friday, July 21, 2006

terrorist organization?

terrorist organization?

"Middle East scholar Steohen Zunes contacted scores of congressional offices asking for examples of terrorist attacks by Hezbollah in the past decade, *but no one was able to cite any*." p168 Failed States

Shochu John quotes Juan Cole reader's comment: "Given the 15 or so deaths of Turkish soldiers and police at the hands of Kurd "terrorists" over the past few weeks - and the inability of the Government of Iraq to control these "terrorists" - I wonder if U.S. officials believe that Turkey has the right to defend itself by bombing the Baghdad airport, destroying bridges and roads in Iraq, and generally smashing the hell out of Kurdish territory. Probably not."

Also, you might want to check out his video: Lebanon Israel Facts the Media Isn't Telling You

Israel did many horrible things to the Palestinians living Gaza BEFORE June 25. Noam Chomsky reveals facts like the abduction of the two Gaza civilians June 24, BEFORE the Israeli soldiers were captured.

On 7/2/06 Gideon Levy of Haaretz reported, "It's no accident that nobody mentions the day before the attack on the Kerem Shalom fort, when the IDF kidnapped TWO CIVILIANS, a doctor and his brother, from their home in Gaza."

Jonathan Cook writes, "Few readers of a British newspaper would have noticed the story. In the Observer of 25 June, it merited a mere paragraph hidden in the "World in brief" section, revealing that the previous day a team of Israeli commandos had entered the Gaza Strip to "detain" two Palestinians Israel claims are members of Hamas. The significance of the mission was alluded to in a final phrase describing this as "the first arrest raid in the territory since Israel pulled out of the area a year ago". More precisely, it was the first time the Israeli army had re-entered the Gaza Strip, directly violating Palestinian control of the territory, since it supposedly left in August last year."

The media's non-reporting is all the more amazing since, as mentioned, this incursion was the first into Rafah since the implementation of the Israeli Disengagement Plan in September 2005!

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