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Briguy
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posted 21 October 2003 03:18 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ha'aretz article

quote:
In his first public comments on the air raids,
Arafat did not specify what action he sought.
But he told reporters that world leaders,
including the Quartet of powers trying to
secure a peace agreement, should "immediately
intervene to stop this military madness in
which they aim to destroy the Holy Land and
this steadfast people".

Meanwhile, IAF Deputy Defense Minister Ze'ev Boim does a fine job of blaming the victims:

quote:
Asked Tuesday about the civilian casualties in
IAF raids, Deputy Defense Minister Ze'ev Boim
said "The murderous Hamas and Jihad terrorism
nests deep within the civilian population. Some
of this population - and I emphasize, some -
collaborates and aids these murderous
organizations.

"Not all are innocent there, certainly not those
who store lathes (for producing Qassam rockets)
and weaponry, bombs, and Qassams in their
homes," Boim told Israel Radio, adding that
"some of them also receive good money for this.
This is also true of the (arms-smuggling)
tunnels in Rafah."


I suppose that doctor and the two kids killed worked lathes in their spare time?


Meanwhile, the Arab League made a statement saying that Israel is at "open war" against the Palestinian people. Hell: meet handbasket.


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Ice Foot
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posted 21 October 2003 07:07 PM      Profile for Ice Foot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Unbelievable. Just the same old thing over and over. You know, I notice a lot more outpouring of grief in the media in general for casualties related to suicide bombings than I do for victims on the other side. Aren't the lives of both peoples just as sacred?
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Peacefulnotion
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posted 21 October 2003 10:51 PM      Profile for Peacefulnotion     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Before people jump to the conclusions, it is necessary to get to the truth and that is not as black and white as the first two posts seem to indicate:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/22/international/middleeast/22MIDE.html?pagewanted=2

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/351965.html


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Courage
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posted 22 October 2003 04:58 AM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Peacefulnotion:
Before people jump to the conclusions, it is necessary to get to the truth and that is not as black and white as the first two posts seem to indicate:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/22/international/middleeast/22MIDE.html?pagewanted=2

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/351965.html


Right, and of course the IDF -- who identified the victims as 'Hamas operatives' are a fair and impartial source of information...

Get real.

I recall the Serbian government under Milosevic used to call any and all casualties on the Albanian side in Kosovo, "terrorists" too. And Russia did the same in Chechnya, and the U.S. in Vietnam (must've been Cong....)

Smarten up.


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WingNut
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posted 22 October 2003 07:51 AM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Too late.
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aRoused
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posted 22 October 2003 10:17 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ten minutes of extra footage? If it's that boring and uneventful, what's to prevent it being released?

I'm not a conspiracy-minded person usually, but this is the sort of behaviour that fuels that sort of thing.


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