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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:16 PM
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End This Tragedy Now (WaPo)
cont'd: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

End This Tragedy Now
Israel Must Be Made to Respect International Law

By Fouad Siniora
Wednesday, August 9, 2006; Page A17

BEIRUT

A military solution to Israel's savage war on Lebanon and the Lebanese people is both morally unacceptable and totally unrealistic. We in Lebanon call upon the international community and citizens everywhere to support my country's sovereignty and end this folly now. We also insist that Israel be made to respect international humanitarian law, including the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which it has repeatedly and willfully violated.


As the world watches, Israel has besieged and ravaged our country, created a humanitarian and environmental disaster, and shattered our infrastructure and economy, putting an intolerable strain on our social and economic systems. Fuel, food and medical equipment are in short supply; homes, factories and warehouses have been destroyed; roads severed, bridges smashed and airports disabled.

The damage to infrastructure alone is running into the billions of dollars, as are the losses to owners of private property, and the long-term direct and indirect costs due to lost revenue in tourism, agriculture and industrial sectors are expected to be many more billions. Lebanon's well-known achievements in 15 years of postwar development have been wiped out in a matter of days by Israel's deadly military might.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:23 PM
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1. The poster or article should be pointing out that Sinora = Lebanon PM
For people who wouldn't otherwise know.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:37 PM
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2. Please help Lebanon's 4 million people
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 07:37 PM by MissWaverly
We owe them our support, I cannot think how we would not help this paragon of democracy
in the Middle East, Bush has always been lavish of his praise of Lebanon, where is he now?
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