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Okay, now I’m beginning to believe in that apocalypse stuff. It’s happening.

UN humanitarian chief accused Hizbullah of ‘cowardly blending’ among civilians

The U.N. humanitarian chief, returing from a visit to Beirut, accused Hizbullah on Monday of “cowardly blending” among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds.

“Consistently, from the Hizbullah heartland, my message was that Hizbullah must stop this cowardly blending … among women and children,” Egeland said, shortly before departing for Israel. “I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians bearing the brunt of this. I don’t think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men.” (AP)

(07.24.06, 23:39)

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  • Yes, but until I looked at the Israeli papers, I didn’t even know he had said that. The news reports in Australia only showed the part where he was asked loaded questions by reporters about “whether Israel is guilty of war crimes” in Lebanon, and him stumbling to respond that Israel’s action “makes it a violation of humanitarian law”. His comments about Israel are also the ones that made the newspaper headlines here.

  • I dunno. When you see pics of Lebanese babies with their heads blown off (from bombing raids). Kids with shrapnel wounds which will scar a lifetime. Did Israel have to bomb parts of Beirut back to the stone age? Something wrong with this picture. It’s war. But I am hutin from all the stuff going on. A lot of people are. I think the moral fabric of humanity has been removed. Nothing noble or civilized or nationalist about the Israeli war on the Lebanese.

    It looks bad, real bad.

  • No, there is nothing noble or civilized about any of this. This is a sheer struggle for survival. If Israel distributed the images of its civilians who are injured or killed when there are no soldiers or military targets around them, you would say the same. That would also “look bad.”

  • I agree. I have seen some shocking images of Hiafe carnage. with emergency workers walking around in pools of blood.

    But Lebanon. C’mon, country was back on track. Good government (well better than the one before), economy was picking up. Fairly safe. (apart from now). Good food…well the imported stuff. Hizbullah won’t win per say, but Israel will put back Jew/Arab relations a century. And I hope, Israel doesn’t try and attack Syria, nor push too hard into Lebanon.

    Hizbullah will make the IDF go further into Lebanon. and if this happens, Syria said they will respond.

    When I say “bad”, I meant bad in the sense it will get worst

  • I wish they hadn’t destroyed a single building in Lebanon. Perhaps the country was back on track if one doesn’t consider their southern border or what Syria was doing behind the scenes to control it. Either way, I’m afraid this is not what has set Jew/Arab relations back, I would say it’s this pesky little problem of refusing to recognize Israel and or accepting its existence.

    Some on this site have said that Syria should have been the target all along.

  • Iran-Lebanon-Asefi
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said on Tuesday that the United States has thrown the region into chaos to reach its ultimate goal of the new Middle East.

    He told reporters on the sidelines of parliament’s formal session that Iran always has an accurate analysis of situation in the Middle East and that it was predictable beforehand that Israel would wage an assault on Lebanon.

    He said that Washington does not respect democracy and votes of the people living in the region and is after anarchy and tension in the Middle East to enable the occupying regime to survive.

    Asefi said that the United States has objected to ceasefire from the beginning to secure Israel’s free hand in its disproportionate attacks against Lebanese civilians.

    “Let’s remember that the Zionist regime which had been successful in paralyzing all Arab countries in its six-day war in 1967, has currently suffered defeat, thanks to resistance of Hezbollah. It indicates the significant power of Hezbollah.”
    “The fact is that despite all the aggressions on Lebanon, the Zionist regime is weak and vulnerable to Hezbollah,” he said.

    The spokesman criticized the United Nations Security Council for its inaction to Israeli aggression on Lebanon and said that Iran has urged Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take action against Israeli violence and hold an emergency meeting soon at whatever level it deems necessary.

    Responding to a question why some interpret the attacks against Lebanese Hezbollah as a prelude to an attack on Iran, Asefi said it is somewhat a psychological warfare.

    “The Zionist regime is acting on behalf of the US and the United States is doing on Israeli behalf and this is quite clear for all the Arab and Islamic states,” he said.

    He said that power of the Islamic Republic of Iran is crystal clear for all, adding that other Arab and Islamic nations should exercise vigilance to deal with such schemes to which they may be exposed.

    Asked about the negotiations between Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Asefi said that it would be positive when Siniora calls for an end to Israeli crimes.

    Commenting on a letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to French President Jacques Chirac, Asefi said that Iran’s new ambassador to Paris Ali Ahani handed over a letter from the Iranian president to Chirac which is something ordinary and ambassadors often exchange such letters in the ceremony for delivery of credentials.

    Replied to a question on Russian stand about Iranian nuclear program, he hoped that Russia would use its high capacity in the international community positively.

  • Vespesian, you are welcome to start your own blog if you have a deep need to keep publishing articles in ours. You didn’t provide a link and this article doesn’t seem material to the topic of the post – not the first time you’ve done this.

  • Oh poor Vespo! His obsession of the Jews is consuming his every waking momment. Netanyahu is probably his favorite Zionist to masturbate to.

  • Well, wouldn’t you know it– just when Jan Egeland has something quasi-helpful to say, the UN observation post is hit.

    Was Murphy (as in his Law) Jewish?

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