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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:39 PM
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"We are completely on Israel's side..." - Wolf Blitzer
Wolf on a helicopter tour of Israel, speaking with someone from the IDF.

'We are completely on Israel's side, we won't be going into Lebanon'

surely not news to me, but thought it was an interesting choice of purposeful words.

He also gave Herzog (what a despicable creature) a lot of time to explain how 'sorry' the IDF is for killing more civilians, then did a 'shrug and stay fit' hey, shit happens. It's all Hezbollah's fault.



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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:42 PM
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1. What do you think of Nasrallah?
Edited on Sun Jul-30-06 12:43 PM by barb162
Nice guy or something? He started a war by killing and kidnapping another's country's soldier.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:48 PM
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9. o please...
that is so unproductive and juvenile.

My yardstick of 'good and/or bad' is civilian body counts.
Either Israel is purposely targeting the defenseless, have really bad American made equipment, have incompetents pushing all the buttons, or have morans in intelligence gathering.

Too many 'mistakes' have been made, wouldn't you agree there is something really strange about this?
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:10 PM
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25. What do you think of the Atrocity at Qana?
Is it outside your comfort zone yet?
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:42 PM
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2. speak for yourself, Shitzer n/t
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:43 PM
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3. We need a real liberal news channel
that will give the actual news instead of some idiot trying to make brownie points for the adm. MSNBC is the last one to even choke out an unbiased thought now and then......and it ain't often.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:48 PM
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10. That would require effort!!
and the stress of self-critique.

Ain't gonna happen.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:48 PM
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11. Watch Mosiac online
"a selection of news reports...of independant and state controlled broadcasters from throughout the Middle East"


http://www.linktv.org/mosaic/streamsArchive /


You'll get a different perspective than what you are used to if you watch CNN and MSNBC, etc.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:57 PM
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17. Second that suggestion Mosiac is helpful to reality
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:05 PM
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20. Thank you!!!! I am there now.
Had never heard of this before.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:11 PM
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26. you're welcome
I've caught the show on LINK from time to time - I just noticed this link this morning - and it's is very convenient - you can watch it when you want.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:07 PM
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22. Blitzer was once a lobbyist for AIPAC...
so that could possibly explain some of his bias.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:44 PM
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4. CNN should be on NOBODY"S side.
What kind of shit is this? A putatively respected news source announces that they are unequivocally biased?

CNN is garbage.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:50 PM
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13. Wolf was supposedly really talking about borders...
in this particular exchange.

but I know better. Just another slippery sleazy way to ingrain ingrain ingrain.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:09 PM
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24. Wolf is Jewish.
He needs to recuse himself from reporting on this war.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:44 PM
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5. I am still at a loss as to why Israel invaded Lebanon
Edited on Sun Jul-30-06 12:49 PM by niceypoo
...except perhaps to attempt to sway US public opinion and the fall election to guarentee Bushes continued rubber stamping of everything they do? There is no logic to it otherwise. Ironically Bush and the rapture cultists ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel and the vaporization of all mankind.....hardly a good ally for Israel. Rapture cult = worlds largest suicide cult.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:54 PM
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15. "Rapture cult = worlds largest suicide cult."
You are precisely right. People assume that their consciousness is THE Reality of who and what they are. Many "turn it over to the Lord" and remain completely blind and self-ignorant.

These people are high on death and their assumptions about what "the after-life" is. There is very little Christian dogma describing what we call "heaven".
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:56 PM
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16. I'm still working on why Iraq was invaded...
but the two surely have to be connected.

American and Israeli war machines will do whatever the hell they please and who is going to stop them and how? No rules. The mad dogs have sprung their leashes and the owners, us poor slobs they supposedly represent, are just as afraid of them as are the victims the rabid animals are pouncing on.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:00 PM
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19. Rapture culture bots are pawns of the oil companies
Iran in a war with Israel & US = oil companies get to run pipelines through that part of the world soon. Improves their bottom line by streamlining delivery.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:45 PM
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6. Was he doing forward air control/ artillery spotting for IDF in Qana?
wouldn't put it past him.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:46 PM
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7. I know I've been saying it all over the place, but . . . .
Jesus IS still here and WE are still killing him/her.

This is a literal fact.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:47 PM
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8. If Israel is only targeting terrorists while Hezbollah deliberately
Edited on Sun Jul-30-06 12:48 PM by ComerPerro
targets civillians, then, logically, wouldn't Lebanon be the smartest and safest place to be?
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JHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:50 PM
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12. here is a BBC view from the other side of the border
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:51 PM
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14. I'm torn on my feelings about Israel.
I do believe they have a right to exist, and to defend themselves from attack, BUT....

there has been constant fighting of one kind or another over small pieces of land for YEARS! Without knowing all the details of what has happened over the years, I've NEVER know of a similar situation where there wasn't fault on BOTH SIDES! I'm positive that's the casse here too!

I honestly think it's time for some third party to step in and separate the fighters. Find out the major gripes of each side, or as many sides as there are NOW, and negotiate some settlement. Maybe it will end up being totally separate States and NOBODY can cross another's border! The old "don't look at each other" tactic you use with kids!

I sure don't feel confortable saying "I'm in total support of Israel, or anyone else in the ME. They all seem to be religious hot heads to me!
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AliceWonderland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 12:57 PM
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18. There is is again
What does condemning the attack on Lebanon have to do with "denying Israel's right to exist"?

Of course Israel has a right to exist, and all people must be able to defend themselves from aggression.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:05 PM
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21. Oh!? You're just supposed to swallow those false dichotomies whole.
Most folks do.

Don't look below the surface. Nothing means anything except exactly what "we" say it means.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:07 PM
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23. Because that's one of the reasons being bandied around.
I've heard it quite a few times that Hezbollah is attacking Israel because they want to eliminate them from the face of the earth. I don't know if they ever said that or not, but somebody's saying it!

That's the only reason I included it in expressing my feelings on the mess in the ME.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:12 PM
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27. Well, Wolf identified the problem with that statement.
"We are completely on Israel's side.."

I wonder why the majority, the vast majority, of the people of the Middle East don't want us to "give birth" to a "New Middle East".
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-30-06 01:18 PM
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28. I think Israel would be more willing to work out their differences
with their neighbors, if they were not able to so easily depend on our "complete support" all the time. Also, they would probably find others more willing to comply with UN resolutions, if they did the same. A double standard will never make anyone happy.

I only hope, with this latest catastrophe in Lebanon, and the current catastrophe in Iraq, ALL PEOPLE WITH BOMBS, (terrorists and terrorizing nations), will realize they SOLVE NOTHING!!!!
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