Thursday, August 03, 2006

J. Post Cover-Up for Qana War Crime

The ham-handedness of this attempt to paint a sympathetic image of the massacre in Qana would be comical if it were not so terribly tragic. In times of war especially, "independent media" can usually be counted upon to present a picture of reality that is largely favorable to the government. The manipulations of fact here, however, are astounding.

The suggestion, for example, that Hizballah, whatever its faults, would stage a massacre, complete with disabled children as sacrificial lambs, defies logic.

And though they point out that rockets had been fired from "adjacent areas," (which could mean just about anything coming from the Israeli military) they do not note that no rockets were fired from the area around the shelter.

Furthermore, whatever their faults, it is known that Hizballah does not use human shields. They are a popular resistance organization and would very quickly lose their credibility if they were to do so. I assume Israel, like the United States military, considers it a use of human shields for Hizballah fighters to live at home and spend time with their families.

And the fact that buildings have been hit without human casualties is totally irrelevant and misleading. Many other buildings have been hit with casualties. And the fact that some people are able to escape in time to avoid death or injury is certainly not due to Israel.

Where are the alternative sources? Why is the Israeli military the last word on everything?

Not that one should expect much from the Jerusalem Post, but I wonder how they sleep at night knowing they are covering up for war crimes.




IDF: Intel. failure caused Kana deaths

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JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Aug. 3, 2006

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The IDF inquiry into the Kana incident in which civilians were killed as a building collapsed released its final conclusions Thursday morning.

Two missiles, the only one of which exploded, hit the building on July 30. The army said that they had operated according to information that "the building was not inhabited by civilians and was being used as a hiding place for terrorists." Had they known that civilians were in the building, the attack would not have been carried out.

The IDF spokesperson noted that the building had been targeted only after residents had been warned to evacuate through various media, and that the building was adjacent to areas from which rockets had been launched towards Israel. Other buildings in the area had been targeted with no civilian casualties.

On Wednesday, both the Lebanese Health Ministry and the Human Rights Watch said that they could confirm only 28 of the originally reported 57 civilians who died in the building. Of the 28 that they confirmed, 16 were children.

There have been claims on an anti-Syrian Lebanese Web site and various weblogs that Hizbullah "staged" the tragedy, bringing in dead bodies or live disabled children who would be killed in an Israeli bombing after seeing the rocket launchers.

Paul Conneally, the Irish national who is deputy head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the Palestinian Authority and is the person assigned to deal with Lebanese matters, said he could not say exactly how many bodies were taken out and how many died there. He had no information about whether anyone had autopsied the bodies to determine the causes of death.

In the IDF's report, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz said that while the IDF places itself as a shield between Hizbullah and Israeli citizens, Hizbullah places Lebanese civilians as a shield between itself and the IDF.

He also ordered that guidelines for opening fire against suspicious targets be evaluated and updated immediately.

Since the beginning of the conflict, over 150 rockets have been launched from within the village of Kana itself and areas adjacent to it.

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8 comments:

HELPLEBANON said...

My prayers are with you and the our people. Allah help us all.

Anonymous said...

Hezbollah does not use civilians as human shields? Please! You need to be more honest with yourselves. To see one of a million sources that indicates otherwise, click And quit that propoganda stuff. Come on, grow up now.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Click

Anonymous said...

If Hezbollah uses human shields, then what would you call Israeli practices. All civilians are soldiers and all soldiers are civilians ... go figure.

What amazes me is that a political party such as Hezbollah is able to take on the presumed might of the Israelis. It is clear that all it takes is dedication and political will, and suddenly the mighty Israeli army goes running - just like it did in 2000.

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......here is the Israeli companion piece: http://www.iasps.org/strat1.htm to the Pnac's Project for the New American Century: http://www.newamericancentury.otg/ Just look in both "projects" -"studies" at the SAME NAMES/dates. also see w-h-o drafted both:
(but read it all) ----("securing the REALM is an interesting choice of words, isn't it?) Quote:

A Clean Break:
A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

Following is a report prepared by The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies’ "Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000." The main substantive ideas in this paper emerge from a discussion in which prominent opinion makers, including Richard Perle, James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Douglas Feith, Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser participated. The report, entitled "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm," is the framework for a series of follow-up reports on strategy.

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""In 1923 Vladimir Jabotinsky, leading intellectual of the Zionist movement and father of the right wing of that movement, wrote:

“Zionist colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an The Iron Wall , which the native population cannot breach.” First published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923.

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Whay I believe is that Judea is a RELIGION not a "nationality" because the Jews were brought to Palestine and allowed to settle there from countries ALL OVER THE WORLD... I believe that ALL they should have is a Religious center the same way the Catholics have the Vatican... and they should all be sent back where they came from.
I am not of any mideastern descent. I am a many generation american. I am not a PHONY 'christian' Like Bush, (who stole our elections) I believe that "equal" means everyone, of every color and every religion and every country. I believe that we ALL worship ONE God, under many different names. I believe there are many very evil men in our World. I'm heartbroken and pray wholeheartedly for the suffering INNOCENTs and the children... and I believe that God, under any name, will wreak vengenance for His Precious Little Children.

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