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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:45 PM
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Sat picture of the Lebanese oil spill-it is Huge!

The UN is warning of an environmental catastrophe in the Mediterranean as a large oil slick threatens the coasts of Lebanon and Syria. The oil largely stems from fuel tanks at the coastal power station at Jiyyeh, which was bombed by Israeli aircraft on 13 and 15 July.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:47 PM
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1. Environmental disaster on this scale == crimes against humanity? n/t
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:22 PM
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9. You don't need the question mark in my opinion.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:24 PM
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24. Israel and her puppet master should be made to pay for the cleanup!
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RawMaterials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:47 PM
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2. So How Long till they light that
Baby up, that wil scare them terrest :sacasmn:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:51 PM
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3. God, that was stupid!
What idiot authorizes something like that?
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:51 PM
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4. I haven't heard about this on US national news. Have you?
Although I've been reading about it here on DU for some time now.

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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:52 PM
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5. reporting bad news aids the terrorists
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:28 PM
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10. ABC had it on the Evening news a few days ago.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:05 PM
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6. On the fifth day, God created the birds of the air & the fishes of the sea
. . . after surveying his work, the Lord called it very good and rested."

In the 8th month of the year 2006, the Israelis, knowing full well that Hezbollah was not running operations from inside the fuel tanks, bombed said tanks, willfully unleashing an environmental catastrophe. In biblical terms, the Israelis shat on the work of their Lord. Chutzpah is defined as shameless audacity. This goes beyond chutzpah.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 PM
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7. Heartbreaking
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:16 PM
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8. I'm still waiting for an explanation ...
... as to how THIS constitutes Israel simply 'defending itself'.
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:30 PM
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11. Clearly Hizbollah was shooting rockets out from underneath the
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:32 PM by izzybeans
reef. this was just a legitimate attempt to smother them out of their caves. :sarcasm:

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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:49 PM
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14. WHEW!!! Thanks!
I just KNEW there was a reasonable explanation!

(Besides, there's no telling how many sea creatures in that area are Hizbollah sympathizers.)
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:35 PM
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16. I believe you mean urchin.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:36 PM by izzybeans
I don't mean to make light of this but I really find any justification for this inconceivable; even the proliferating "it's an accident" excuse that pops up every time something of this nature happens. Sure no one intends for 70km of coastal waters to be turned into an oil marsh but at some point there has to be some sort of responsibility for actions undertaken. Otherwise it's just global anarchy.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:12 PM
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20. Believe me, I didn't think you were making light of anything ...
... and neither am I. Sometimes you have to laugh, just to keep yourself from crying.

I notice that DU has been fairly bereft of Israel apologists of late -- or perhaps I'm just not seeing the threads they're posting on.

I think Israel has now gotten to the point where even their staunchest supporters have run out of reasonable explanations, no less excuses, for what's going on.

"How To Lose Friends and the Respect of the World in Less Than 30 Days" -- a sad outcome for a country that once had the support and sympathy of so many.
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:28 PM
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22. Yeah... lost respect indeed.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:29 PM by izzybeans
I passed the "Oh shit" moment long ago. Disbelief is still the norm for me.

On edit: you do know that urchins support the terrorists; especially when lightly crusted and served with wasabi
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:57 PM
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23. There will be a lot of Cajun-style food being served ...
... in that area for decades to come, like 'blackened fish' -- pre-blackened before it even gets to the chef, and no cooking oil needed to grease the pan!

God, what a world!
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:37 PM
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17. The only explanation: This, along w/ the destruction of all the fishing
boats in the various marinas along the coast now guarantees that the Lebanese people will have no food from the sea....of course, they will claim all those fishing boats were being used to bring in arms, so it was "self defense"..

Yeah right, more like genocide of the Lebanese people.... :grr:
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:41 PM
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12. This is / was one of the most beaches on the Med
how sad. :(
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:48 PM
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13. Barely mentioned on M$M
:grr:
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:58 PM
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15. k&r
unbelievable stupidity
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:00 PM
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18. Hey Israel! You broke it, you bought it!
Use those millions Bush gives you toward cleaning this up. The damage this has done can never be totally neutralized/made right.
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:09 PM
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19. I certainly support Israel's effort to eliminate Hezbollah but this
bombing of power plants and water treatment plants .. .. I don't get it at all.

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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:13 PM
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21. It's called destroying a country's infrastructure to speed up genocide
and turn Lebanon into an area uninhabitable by anyone.
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