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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Not at all nuanced

While much of the Canadian media is in full howl about Harper refusing to be balanced or nuanced in the battle between the terrorist organization Hizballah and Israel, it's interesting to see how at least one other country is looking at it:

This war was inevitable as the Lebanese government couldn’t bring Hezbollah within its authority and make it work for the interests of Lebanon. Similarly leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has been unable to rein in the Hamas Movement.

Unfortunately we must admit that in such a war the only way to get rid of “these irregular phenomena” is what Israel is doing. The operations of Israel in Gaza and Lebanon are in the interest of people of Arab countries and the international community.

Who said that? Ahmed Al-Jarallah. Editor-in-Chief of the Arab Times in Kuwait.

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July 20, 2006 - AP
IAF attempts to assassinate Hizbullah leadership

IAF fighter jets dropped over 20 tons in bombs late Wednesday night on a Hizbullah bunker, possibly the hiding place of the group's leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, in the Bourj al-Barajneh refugee camp in southeast Beirut. It was still unclear who was in the bunker at the time and what their fate was, but IDF sources said the bunker was totally destroyed and that all that was left was a crater.

The IDF obtained intelligence information late Wednesday night that Hizbullah leaders possibly including Nasrallah had taken refuge inside the bunker. A wave of aircraft immediately took to the air and dropped 23 tons of explosives on the bunker.

IDF sources would not confirm that Nasrallah was in the bunker at the time, but said that high-ranking Hizbullah leaders were inside, and that it appeared that the attack was successful.

Hizbullah has said none of its "leaders or members" died in the IAF strike.

"The truth is that the building targeted by the enemy warplanes with 23 tons of explosives is just a building under construction to be a mosque for prayers," said the statement, issued on the group's Al-Manar TV and faxed to The Associated Press.

"It seems that the enemy wants to cover up its military and security failures with lies and claims of imaginary achievements," it said.

The IDF said the strike occurred between 8 and 9 pm but refused to give further details. Reporters in Beirut said they heard a huge explosion around 8:30 p.m.

Hizbullah has a headquarters compound in Bourj al-Barajneh that is off limits to the Lebanese police and army, so security officials could not confirm the strike.

Despite the airing of Hizbullah's claims that the IAF had hit a mosque under construction, the IDF Spokesman's office still insisted to The Jerusalem Post early Thursday morning that the IAF had hit a Hizbullah bunker.

Since the IDF went to war with Lebanon last Wednesday, fighter jets have repeatedly bombed another bunker in the Dahiya neighborhood in Beirut, also said to be the main nerve center and headquarters of Hizbullah.

The IAF has so far carried over 3,000 sorties over Lebanon, and in the past day attacked 200 targets throughout the country, including Hizbullah headquarters, cars carrying terrorists, Katyusha launchers and weapons warehouses.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-19 8:35:49 PM

July 19, 2006 -- JERUSALEM - Hezbollah yesterday warned the United States: You're next on our hit list.

The threat against U.S. interests came as the FBI revealed it is searching for Hezbollah terrorist agents operating on American soil.

Iranian Hezbollah's spokesman, Mojtaba Bigdeli, boasted that the group has trained 2,000 volunteers who are ready to take aim at the United States.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-19 8:49:18 PM

Hezbollah fired a Katyusha rocket into northern Israel, killing three people, including two children, in the town of Nazareth. The Israeli Arab children, aged three and seven, were killed as they played on the street outside a house.

The strike marked the first direct hit on a holy town during the current conflict. Nazareth, located about 30 kilometres from the Lebanese border, is a holy place for Christians, who believe it is where Jesus grew up.

CBC's Peter Armstrong reported from Jerusalem that 70 rockets fell in the space of an hour on Nazareth on Wednesday. He said Nazareth is largely an Arab city in Israel and the home to many Israeli Arabs.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-19 9:34:58 PM

Pass it on: Interesting interview with Brigitte Gabriel.

Posted by: Shawn | 2006-07-19 9:47:47 PM

Irregular is a 'nice' term for terrorist.
It used to mean a militia sanctioned by the populace of the territory they were fighting for.


In the course of polemics, those who want to undertake guerrilla warfare are criticized for forgetting mass struggle, implying that guerrilla warfare and mass struggle are opposed to each other. We reject this implication, for guerrilla warfare is a people's war; to attempt to carry out this type of war without the population's support is the prelude to inevitable disaster.

excerpt from Che' Guevara's Guerrilla Warfare:

Is is instructive to note that Che' was killed by US Green Beret trained forces in Bolivia because he violated this principal.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-19 10:38:40 PM

Friends in Cuba pointed out that "Che" was killed by Bolivan Troops and Police, after capture. He was betrayed by Castro through French Intelligence connections. Both Fidel and Raoul Castro feared "Che" who was more popular in the streets of Havana than Castro. To this day Raoul Castro is considered the real driving force in the Cuban "revolution" which continues as a propaganda exercise on a daily basis. I noted too, in Cuba that Castro's bodygurads were East German and Czech military. Because Fidel Castro did not trust his own soldiers (many of whom were killed fighting in Angola).

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-20 5:07:19 AM

The Death of Che Guevara: Declassified
The point I was trying to make was that Hizb'allah will not do well as an 'irregular force' for lack of Lebanese support, particularly among the Phalange.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-20 5:42:03 AM

Ahmed Al-Jarallah is obviously a Mossad plant.

Cripes! Stephen Harper may be one too.

Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-07-20 8:07:30 AM

A cursory reading of the Kuwaiti editor's remarks suggests to me the Arabs have no capacity to handle their own problems. The criminals have the weapons and in fact constitute their "governments." Normal people would fairly be described as "huddled masses."

Screw dealing with them as "civilized nations" and just run a quick test to prove their inneffectiveness. Bomb their infrastructure to rubble on a specific timetable, during which they can prove they actually have functioning governments by means of rounding up and giving up (alive - no need to take the "word" of an Arab that a mangled corpse was in fact a terrorist) ALL the terrorists. Failing that, don't bother preserving whatever there was in between the former "infrastructure" in Syria, Iran and Lebanon - with more of these hell-holes to follow real quickly if the diplomatic lies don't sound convincing enough.

Would that solve the problem of their 2,000 trained volunteers?

P.S. Why do you folks want to remind anyone that you have or had formal relationships with the likes of Cuba and USSR et al during your screwed up Liberal past? Just get the Communists-Liberals 100% OUT of your government and nation asap. Syria would be a good place to send them, if you hurry.

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-20 8:51:02 AM

cnn breaking news

Iranians were believed to be present at North Korea's July 4 missile tests, assistant Secretary of State Chris Hill, the chief U.S. negotiator with Pyongyang, testified today.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-20 10:26:28 AM


They are slithy toads!

Any people, who would choose to murder 10,000 girls, between the age of 10 and 16, in order to make a point that all females are to wear the hijab, can never be trusted to do anything right. They committed those attrocities just after the revolution, and the installation of the Ayatollah.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-20 10:38:02 AM


Well, knock me over with a feather!

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-20 10:54:53 AM

who are all these 50,000 'CANDADIANS' they keep mentioning in the news.
These are Lebanese, living in Lebanon full time on a permanent basis. They ARE NOT CANADIAN.

the word is taken in vain anymore.
They moved here got citizenship and moved back, almost all of them. Now , when its convenient they move back.

then the ones here say we arent doing enough?

A HELL of a lot more than their own country

Posted by: Passport | 2006-07-20 12:26:38 PM

I don't often say much on this blog, more of a 'watcher' if you will.

However, I do hope that all you good people are contacting the PM and all the other Members of Parliament that you keep congratulating here on this blog.

It is one of the few things I do on a regular basis.

Come on, show them your support if you haven't already.

Posted by: Mike D | 2006-07-20 3:20:04 PM

It's astounding to hear fellow Canadians, and media critizing our government's handling of the humanitarian rescue of Canadians and Canadians of convenience. What they all seem to conveniently forget is the military capability to rescue and provide safe passage was trashed by their beloved Liberal governments. In spite of that we are doing very well with a little help from our allies, including the USA, helping to get our personel to the necessary locations. Those who are being rescued can complain, but it isn't the fault of this country they are being rescued, they choose to live or visit there and know the risks.It's a matter of life and death to get out of that place, it's not a luxury cruise. If they don't have the decency to be thankful for our Country's supreme efforts they can go to bloody hell along with a cabal of media twits we have been suffering for too long.


Posted by: Liz J | 2006-07-20 3:35:34 PM


Posted by: OMMAG | 2006-07-20 3:57:34 PM

From the Rutherford Open Line radio in Calgary today.

A spokesman for 6 Lebanese organizations in Canada (feeling he represented the majority of the Lebanese in Canada) really put down those who are decrying/denigrating the efforts of the federal government to move on with the evacuation.

Yet, the MSM continues to (not surprisingly) intereview only those negative ingrates who have nothing good to say about Canada or its government.

It sounds like the first boat load arriving in Turkey is full of these "ingrates" and we will probably have to endure their garbage talk during the evening news telecasts. Dan Matheson is on site over there and his body language spoke volumes - but no doubt he couldn't really say how he felt about all of this expression of ingratitude.

Thank you to the gentleman appearing on the radio show and making his points very well.

Thank you to Turkey for doing all that it can in the face of a bad situation.

Posted by: calgary clipper | 2006-07-20 4:15:49 PM

The Muslims are taking advantage of our Canada and we're all sitting here and watching?!
It's time for all of us to show our patriotism and publicly show support for our elected Government and express our concerns.
The Muslims are a burden on us, our Government and Taxpayers. We have the right to reject future Muslim immigration. We have to be very vocal about it.

Posted by: fw | 2006-07-20 4:43:13 PM

I cannot speak for everybody, but I do not mind ignorant Muslims.

Problem is, the more they learn about their ‘religion', the more violent they are compelled to become.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-20 5:09:40 PM

I'm pissed off to the max about this situation but without being contradictory, I still believe we must fight this Muslim situation OVER THERE.

No doubt there are cheaters, maybe lots, within our countries, but that HAS to be a one by one policing action. The real effective pressure to solve this situation must me in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, et al, and RIGHT NOW!

The Arab people here certainly include a LOT of folks who hate all of this Terrorist crap even more than we do.

Recognize that the main stream media is absolute Communist filth and evil and they are manipulating all of us to violate our own fundamental beliefs regarding fairness and rule of law in judgements.

Hopefully Bush won't run out of guts, and WON"T "fix this" for a month or so, until Syria and Lebanon and Iran are converted into rubble, OR the Hezbola guys are in jail in Iraq (how about in Abu Graibe with Prison Industries labor of Sadaam running the old tree shredder again?).

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-20 5:17:04 PM

It should be noted when immigrants come to Canada and attain Canadian citizenship they still refer first to their country of origin, in the current cases they are Lebanese-Canadians. Let's say it's time they made up their mind, which is it, Canadian or Lebanese? This is too much information and should be dropped after swearing allegiance to Canada. We are a country built on immigration with Judeo-Christian principles and laws reflecting same and we are Canadians period.We all are aware of our roots, but we should be proud citizens of our country, whether born here with a long history here or those who choose to be. At this time we are experiencing immigration from countries with whom we have little in common and relatively no history with. It will take much effort on all of us to blend and that means newcomers had better concentrate on being Canadian and act the part. It's irritating in the extreme that our efforts to rescue people from a war zone are being critized by people calling themselves Canadians while living full time in another country,and some of their families have never set foot in on Canadian soil. It's a rotten shame.

Posted by: Liz J | 2006-07-21 5:53:49 AM

And another thing, no country should be tolerating reluctant citizens and judging from the critizisms we have already far too many. You are with us or go to hell back where your allegiance or your "heart" is.

Posted by: Liz J | 2006-07-21 7:18:23 AM

I guess, Liz J, you could call them 'irregular citizens'.

Know this, that Islam supersedes the concept of patriotism and nationhood. The earth is to be made into one large Caliphate with no nations only one large Ummah.

A very 'irregular phenomenon'.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-21 8:19:35 AM

Liz J -

What kind of "citizens" do you think the 30,000,000 illegal Mexican aliens who invaded America will become once the Buffoon in Chief waives a magic wand, takes a big cash bribe from Wal-Mart, and "makes" them "properly documented?"

The crystal clear adverse results of terrible (Communist inspired for the purpose of destruction of our freedoms) political policies are now pushed right into our faces.

Down here the only way to get the message across is to vote these craven slithering phony weakling Republicans completely out of every office in November 2006. Then raise up new a clean national political party prior to 2008 (which, with Hillary looming as the wicked witch of the east, is actually a good possibility). We have LOTS of work to do down here, dismantling the creeps and starting over completely.

You are LUCKY. At least you have one party which is "OK" (? someday, you all will realize that a pro-abortionist is the worst evil creature on the face of the earth - the root of every governmental and social-societal evil). But don't sit on your hands, vote 100% of your Communists-Liberals OUT of office and throw them entirely our of your counrty - back to Russia - with Trudeaux in the lead (if he's still alive?).

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-21 8:24:14 AM

Makes me wonder whether rescueing foreign expats is cheaper than running the current immigration program.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-21 9:21:08 AM

Conrad, why not urge your like minded compatriots to fight the battle at the preliminary selection level for candidates in the Republican Party.

Just purge these sovereignty sellouts from the Republican Party. You wouldn't want Democrats to win those seats, would you?

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-21 9:56:19 AM

Speller -

You "cannot" replace an incumbent office holder via his Party's Primary Election. Not even Reagan could replace the pathetic Gerald Ford.

You can defeat an incumbent office holder by supporting an opposition Party candidate.

Unfortunately, the Democrat Party is so utterly detestible and sickening in all of its policies and objectives and methods that there presently is effectively nowhere for a normal person to flee.

The effort must be seen as a one-time protest vote for these slimey creatures in order to remove those who have slithered over into and corrupted the pathetic "Republican" Party which momentarily counted for something, under the actual Leadership of Ronald Reagan.

The new Party will be clean and normal. The Republicans and Democrats can then just bubble and stink and fester together with the sewage.

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-21 12:35:48 PM

What will you call the new party and who will be the best leader.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-21 12:44:52 PM

What their religious belief is really isn't primarily the problem, it may cause problems in various circumstances sometime later, we have no idea. Doesn't matter if they come from Pango Pango, if we rescue them and they are Canadians of convenience only, do not live in this land, have no intention of doing so, they can at least say "thankyou very much for saving our hides". Those who do not wish to remain can return on their own dime with the proviso there will be no further rescues, since it's apparent they do not want to live here and infact, we don't want them.

Posted by: Liz J | 2006-07-21 1:09:40 PM

I cannot stand hearing about the expats, who have the audacity to complain about the present government, for having made them wait a few hours.

I say, all those who complain, they can turn around and go back! Go away!

And all those who are appreciative that Canada has saved their lives, we love you too! Welcome home. And if you happen to be a terrorist sympathizer, then no matter how much you appreciate being saved, go away! We do not want your potential extremist people bombing our country, or taking our currency to buy missiles that kill babies!

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-21 4:49:51 PM

Damn the Canadian government!

They didn't have Tim Horton's Ice Caps waiting for the fleeing citizens of convenince.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-22 10:12:23 AM

NOTE-The news publications in Canada the editors are mostly left-wingers as are the news corespondants.{WS should do a cover story of Ann Coulter new conservative book-Godless The Church Of Liberalism. Canada's media here is avioding it.I've read it and it's a powerful good read!.}

Posted by: Larry | 2006-07-22 2:40:18 PM

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