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Friday, July 14, 2006
Standing with Israel
I've been following the news of the recent tensions in middle-east with anxiety and happiness. I said happiness because I am glad that Israelis have the guts to deal with terror the way every one else should and the fact that Hezballah and Hamas terrorist groups are sucking up the oil money of my homeland makes me very angry at them too. The money they stole from us through Mullahs belong to the poor people of Iran and must be spent on the well-being of the Iranians not bunch of Islamic radical terrorists who also don't care about the well-being of their own citizens.
I'll keep an eye on the crisis in the middle-east region as it unfolds but it is important that we show our solidarity with Israelis in their new round of war against the evil of terrorism.
By the way, it's clearly absurd and silly that world leaders are asking the Israeli government to back down and stop their legitimate campaign against Lebanese Hezballah or Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas.
One way to secure the peace in the mideast is to help topple the Iranian mullahs and Syrian's Asad who are really behind the tensions across the middle-east.
I need to quote Mr. Michael Ledeen:
No one should have any lingering doubts about what's going on in the Middle East. It's a war, and it now runs from Gaza into Israel, through Lebanon and thence to Iraq, and via Syria. There are different instruments, ranging from Hamas in Gaza to Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon and on to the multifaceted “insurgency” in Iraq.
But there is a common prime mover, and that is the Iranian mullahcracy, the revolutionary Islamic fascist state that declared war on us 27 years ago and has yet to be held accountable."
Having said all these above stuff, it is also a very good example to show to those Muslims and conspiracy theory believers who think US controls the Jewish state. See, Secretary Rice urges Israel to show restraint but Israelis don't just listen to what any one asks them to do. They care about their citizens and safety.
Israel is a democratic and free nation that can determine its own future and is not owned or ruled by any one but its own people. Let them root out the terrorists once and forever.
The free world must stand with Israel in this.
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Tracked on 2006-07-14 9:16:16 PM
Yes Canada must stand with the only Democracy in th entire Middle East. The Canada Israel Committee published Canada's official support by way of a letter from PM Harper and Minister MacKay. But we must do much more than that. We must Invest in Israel who needs substantial funds to wage a war for survival which was never
intended by Israel. Also CSIS should use all resources to cut off the flow from Canada to Hezbollah and Hamas immediately, even if it means
sizure of cash and assets. The enemies of Israel
are the same people killing and maiming Canadian Soldiers. MacLeod
Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-07-14 4:54:48 AM
Anyone seen the article about a mole in the Canadian terrorists group in the Globe and Mail today. Ludicrous.
We should add Pakistan to the evil axis.
Israel deserves our admiration and support for their courage and intelligence. We should create means to help with their economy.
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-07-14 9:46:46 AM
Absolutely, CSIS must cut off the flow of funding to terrorist monsters, whatever they call themselves. Sadly, listening to callers to talk radio on the subject sure is an eye opener to the problem. People from the middle east countries where terrorism is a way of life are living here in comfort and safety while obviously sympathetic and likely supportive to the cause "back home". Their words are very telling, they are here with the same old baggage of their homeland and that includes hatred of our way of life and of course hatred of the Jews and their plight for survival.How difficult can it be to track down and deport those who persist in funding terrorist gangs, and if they are Canadian citizens, charge them with treason, because our soldiers are fighting and dying because of these low life creeps. We don't want them here, we sure don't need them here enjoying all the good things we have to offer while their thoughts and certainly their prayers are against everything we stand for.Israel has suffered enough, this time we should see the end to this conflict, the civilized modern world has had enough.
Posted by: Liz J | 2006-07-14 11:10:40 AM
Canada thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper has pledged firm support for Israel Today. That would not be the case with Martin, Chretien or Layton, and the PQ are not on the same Planet. Australia has indicated firmly this week that all who are not totally committed to Australia, will be thrown out. period, PM Howard is referring of course to Muslims, he does not mince words, nor does Harper who makes us proud in this tiny perfect, N.B city to be Canadian. MacLeod
Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-07-14 11:47:02 AM
The numerous Arab-Israeli Wars are the only wars I know of in which the defeated declared victory, and the victors sued for peace.
This, as Sun Tzu would tell you in the Art of War, is a gross distortion of the principles of warfare, and is the reason Israel has the problems it has today. Nothing short of total victory, followed by a dictated peace will suffice. If this was not done in Japan, for example, who knows what kind of country it would be today.
It is time for the Israelis to crush their enemies utterly, and make them sue for peace. Borders will need to change, I'm afraid, as yesterday's Katyusha Blitz showed.
Posted by: bcf | 2006-07-14 2:20:58 PM
bcf is right and of course it has never made any sense for the victor to plead continually for peace. The enemy must be completely crushed once and for all just was Germany and Japan during WW II. Hopefully Israel will do it this time, but I am not holding my breath, since other than the U.S. (at this point at least) all the world has condemned Israel and demanded that she cease defending herself. Well, I do not actually know where Australia stands yet, as I have not read of any comments.
The complete stupidity of the free world boggles the mind, since they should understand by now that even if all Jews and Israel disappeared, they themselves would be infidel targets for the Islamists.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-07-14 2:34:04 PM
The Iranian fascists enjoy a lot of support from Eurabian leftists and even North American leftists - that's a big job that will face a lot of opposition, even from those who will ultimately benefit. But it needs to be done.
Posted by: philanthropist | 2006-07-14 6:11:19 PM
Demographics is destiny and by 2048, Israeli Arabs will be a majority. A Palestinian diaspora is the only answer for Israel.
Islam will only be a threat to the West if Islam is here. It is the complete stupidity of the liberal Jewish mind, continually advocating for open borders and undermining Euro-Caucasian homelands, that boggles the mind.
Posted by: DJ | 2006-07-14 9:25:51 PM
Good to see there is a range of opinion here. Everything from "crush their enemies utterly" to "the enemy must be completely crushed."
As much as I sympathize with Israel's plight, I'm not sure attacking Lebanon and killing civilians will actually benefit anybody. World War II is not what we're looking for here people.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2006-07-14 10:51:04 PM
World War III, rather.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2006-07-14 10:55:47 PM
it's, at best, just a regional war
Posted by: Winston | 2006-07-14 11:59:13 PM
The attack on the IDF SAARS5 Corvette was not by a "Drone" but by an anti ship missile (ASM) from
IRAN, which has many obtained from Russia and the Peoples Republic of China. The weapon was fired by Iranian Guard Units I would think. A second ASM struck an Egyptian freighter with heavy loss of life. The (ASM) have very sophisticated radar
guidance systems. THe IDF was caught off guard probably not expecting a ASM from Lebenon. Rusia has been providing sophisticated weapons to Iran for some time, based on their bitterness about their defeat in Afghanistan which they blame on the USA - MacLeod
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-15 5:25:47 AM
IDF confirmed that their Ship was struck by an Iranian "Silkworm" ASM - details on the DEBKAFile Site this morning, which is exactly the conclusion I came to earlier this morning, as
indicated. IRAN has declared War on the United States and Israel and Canada by definition since Canada is firm in it's support of Isreal. Iran has many sophisticated ASM's including one which has intercontinental range and can carry a Nuclear Warhead.
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-15 6:38:02 AM
Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria ....
All these ‘vicitimzed' countries surrounding a tiny sliver of land that seems to be so threatening. Threatened by what ... this small island in a sea of Muslim countries?
Could it be the post-war powers stuck a little sliver in the paw of the huge lion (isn't that what Osama called al-Zarqawi?) and waited for this to happen.
I also see Muslims in Pakistan are causing trouble in India.
They've also installed Sharia law in Somalia as part of the violent expansionism in Africa.
Seems to be wherever there's a conflict in the world, those purporting to be Muslim are right in the middle of it. Where there's smoke, there definitely must be fire ... and no apologist can deny the facts.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-15 9:51:57 AM
Read these OUTIGHT lies on cnn.com SUNDAY MORNING--- '2nd time israel hit SINCE WED , etc.
Hezbollah rockets kill 8 in Haifa
Israel finds bodies of 3 sailors killed in Friday attack
Sunday, July 16, 2006; Posted: 8:50 a.m. EDT (12:50 GMT) Sunday, July 16, 2006 Posted: 1250 GMT (2050 HKT)
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Saying it was responding to overnight Israeli airstrikes inside Lebanon, the militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility Sunday for pounding the northern Israeli city of Haifa with rockets, killing eight Israelis and prompting new airstrikes in southern Beirut.
Shortly after the attack, the head of Israel's northern command, Maj. Gen. Udi Adam, warned civilians in southern Lebanon to head north because "in two or three hours we are going to attack south Lebanon heavily."
Journalist Anthony Mills said he heard at least six bombings near the Lebanese capital between 11 a.m. and noon (4 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET).
One of the Hezbollah rockets hit a railway depot in Haifa's industrial zone, killing at least eight and wounding 17 others -- six of them seriously -- Israeli medical services said.
Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz said the missile contained Syrian ammunition.
"The Iranians supply Hezbollah with weapons and technology," said Mofaz, Israel's former defense minister. "Syria is taking part."
The weapon was a Katyusha rocket with a range of 35 to 40 kilometers (22-25 miles), Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman Miri Regev said.
Iran rejected a similar Israeli assertion that it supplied Hezbollah the weapon that struck an Israeli warship off the coast of Lebanon on Friday, killing four Israeli sailors.
The Israeli military on Sunday found the bodies of three sailors missing since their ship was hit. The body of the fourth sailor was found Saturday.
Sunday's attack was the second time Haifa has been hit since Israel and Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon began trading fire Wednesday.
There were no casualties in Thursday's rocket attack, which Israel said marked the first time rockets have hit so deeply in Israeli territory.
Haifa, about 30 miles from the Lebanon border, is Israel's third-largest city.
Hezbollah denied its rockets struck Haifa on Thursday, but claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack in a statement on Al Manar television.
Hezbollah said it fired "tens" of Raad-2 and Raad-3 rockets at Haifa in retaliation for overnight airstrikes on the militant group's stronghold in southern Beirut and on Lebanon's infrastructure.
Hezbollah said it was targeting an oil refinery complex inside Haifa's industrial zone, which is near the railway depot that was hit.
A short time after the deadly attack, another barrage of rockets hit Haifa, according to the Israeli military. No casualties were reported, Israeli medical services said.
Rockets also hit the northern towns of Akko and Nahariya on Sunday, and residents of northern Israel were told to take cover in bomb shelters. (Watch fear gripping Israeli towns -- 1:45)
The Israeli military warned residents as far south as Tel Aviv to raise their level of awareness, as the country is on alert against conventional weapons, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
The Israeli military said Hezbollah has fired more than 450 rockets into northern Israel since Wednesday.
Speaking before his weekly Cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the attack "will have far-reaching implications" on Israel's relationship with its "northern neighbors."
A spokesman for the Italian government said Lebanon has been given a list of Israeli conditions for a cease-fire that includes the release of two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah, the withdrawal of Hezbollah from south Lebanon and an end to rocket attacks on Israel.
The conditions were relayed to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in a phone call by Italian Prime Minister Roman Prodi, according to Italian spokesman Silvio Sircana.
Israel warplanes hit Beirut suburbs
Israeli forces bombed the Jiyeh power plant south of the Lebanese capital early Sunday, sending plumes of smoke billowing across the sky, Lebanese Army sources said.
The sources said they had no report on casualties in the strike.
Israeli warplanes were blasting the southern suburbs of Beirut in an attempt to destroy Hezbollah strongholds.
Some of the bombs were dropped only 10 minutes apart and were aimed at targets in the center of the capital, CNN's Nic Robertson said.
A Hezbollah stronghold in Dahiya, in Beirut's southern suburbs, was also hit, the IDF said. The day before, the IDF said soldiers conducted an aerial attack on the group's main headquarters in Beirut.
Hezbollah, which is backed by Syria and Iran, is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel. The group holds 23 of the 128 seats in Lebanon's parliament. (What is Hezbollah?)
Israel also struck northern Lebanon near its border with Syria.
A total of 12 Israeli civilians and 12 military personnel have been killed since Wednesday. More than 100 others have been wounded.
Lebanese security sources on Sunday said 90 civilians and three soldiers have been killed and 262 have been wounded since Wednesday.
Israeli forces redeployed to Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza early Sunday to halt Qassam rocket launches, the IDF said. The Israeli military moved in after launching three airstrikes overnight Saturday to quell "terror infrastructures" in northern Gaza. (Full story)
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa called the Middle East peace process "dead." Speaking at a news conference after a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo, Egypt, he said the peace process failed "because certain powers have given Israel every capacity to do whatever it wishes."
CNN's John Vause, Richard Roth, Paula Hancocks, Alessio Vinci and Sandy Petrykowski contributed to this report.
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-16 8:06:08 AM
CTV Being CTV just commenced coverage of a march on Parliament Hill by "Lebaneese Canadians" complete with Lebaneese Flags and assorted posters and related nonsense. Their loyalities are with the sorry State of Lebanon. I have suspected for several years that millions of dollars flow from Lebanese businesses in Canada to Hezbollah, and probably Hamas. My family came to Nova Scotia when it was still a British Colony (1819) - we are Canadians. If the multicultural horde cannot be trusted and their principal loyalities focused elsewhere they should be deported. CSIS should start by checking financial records and financial transactions which are required to be reported to FINTRAC (Federal Agency) - look it up, a real eye opener. And I thought the only crises in Canada was the asinine Liberal leadership "race". MacLeod
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-16 2:30:39 PM
I note with interest the concern of Howard Roark for the "civilians" of Lebanon, since this seems to be a case of selected concern/compassion. Why no concern or compassion is expressed for the huge number of Israeli civilians (men, women, children and infants) murdered by these Islamists? Perhaps Jewish blood is cheap or does not count. But then what about the huge number of civilians murdered in New York, London, Madrid and recently Bombay, where is the concern for the never-ending innocent victimes of this evil?
I do admit to having difficulty in mustering up concern/compassion for civilians of populations that provide aid and assistance to these thugs.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-07-16 3:33:19 PM
Israel warned civilians to leave certain areas. Anyone left there are Hezbollah supporters, so blow them right the frig up. War is hell, someone once said. It seems that the west and Israel are the only ones concerned with limiting civilian casualties. (the terrorists actually attempt to target civilians)
Hezbollah as with all terrorists (Islamic anyway) have made it a point to set up shop in residential areas, so screw the bystanders, they aren't innocent! If they were they would have tried to move away from the terrorists or reported them.
Posted by: MarkAlta | 2006-07-16 7:15:51 PM
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