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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:17 AM
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PM: Israel Reaching Lebanon Goals (really???)
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:30 AM by bigtree
Aug 3, 2006

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_...

JERUSALEM, Aug. 3, 2006 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he believes the country is nearing its goals in Lebanon as air strikes resumed Thursday in the suburbs of Beirut.

Olmert told an Italian newspaper that he thinks the United Nations will vote on a ceasefire in Lebanon next week, the Voice of America reported.

The prime minister's comments came as the Israeli Air Force struck targets in southern Beirut, Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, and roads near the Syrian border, VOA said.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that Israel shares the same goals in Lebanon with the international community.

"The idea is to disarm Hezbollah and to assist the Lebanese government (to) exercise its sovereignty on the entire Lebanon," said Livni.


What goals are they reaching with their disproportionate response which has killed over 600 Lebanese civilians? What evidence is there that they are any closer to disarming Hizbollah and reducing or eliminating the threat to their country?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:26 AM
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1. I'm very sure that the Government of Lebanon
really appreciates all this "help" from Israel.

Wouldn't we love it is some other country "helped" the US this way?
:eyes:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:26 AM
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2. "nearing its goals"... I thought this was all about two solders
who were kidnapped in Lebanon?

You mean to tell me that Israel had a bigger motive that to kill thousands of innocent people and lose many of their own to free a couple of solders?
I suppose the next thing your going to tell me is that Iraq wasn't started over WMD's.

Gee-zzz!

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:29 AM
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4. It's all coming out
Just give them time
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:39 PM
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7. Never has been, not from day 1.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 12:39 PM by igil
The people claiming it's only, and has always been, about 2 soldiers have set up a strawman.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:28 AM
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3. Hmmm... sounds like he stole Rummy's Cliffs notes...
:crazy:
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:30 AM
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5. Lebanon cannot be expected to disarm Hezbollah by bombing Lebanese Army
You blew up their barracks in Beirut, and you expect them to turn their guns against Hezbollah instead of IDF forces???
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:36 AM
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6. many have just abandoned their posts
and militia members remain to defend their land (Amal, etc.)
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