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GAPeace Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:10 PM
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Chomsky, Zinn, Roy, and others letter on Lebanon Crisis
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1835915,00.ht...

War Crimes and Lebanon
Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, Howard Zinn, Ken Loach, John Berger & Arundhati Roy
The Guardian, August 3, 2006
The US-backed Israeli assault on Lebanon has left the country numb, smouldering and angry. The massacre in Qana and the loss of life is not simply "disproportionate". It is, according to existing international laws, a war crime.

The deliberate and systematic destruction of Lebanon's social infrastructure by the Israeli air force was also a war crime, designed to reduce that country to the status of an Israeli-US protectorate. The attempt has backfired. In Lebanon itself, 87% of the population now support Hizbullah's resistance, including 80% of Christian and Druze and 89% of Sunni Muslims, while 8% believe the US supports Lebanon. But these actions will not be tried by any court set up by the "international community" since the US and its allies that commit or are complicit in these appalling crimes will not permit it.

It has now become clear that the assault on Lebanon to wipe out Hizbullah had been prepared long before. Israel's crimes had been given a green light by the US and its loyal British ally, despite the opposition to Blair in his own country.

In short, the peace that Lebanon enjoyed has come to an end, and a paralysed country is forced to remember a past it had hoped to forget. The state terror inflicted on Lebanon is being repeated in the Gaza ghetto, while the "international community" stands by and watches in silence. Meanwhile, the rest of Palestine is annexed and dismantled with the direct participation of the US and the tacit approval of its allies.

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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:26 PM
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1. Excellent statement! Thanks for posting this!
"We offer our solidarity and support to the victims of this brutality and to those who mount a resistance against it. For our part, we will use all the means at our disposal to expose the complicity of our governments in these crimes."

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GAPeace Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:27 PM
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2. I posted it on a right-wing leaning board
Actually a gaming board, with lots of young males hanging out -- they mostly tuned it out (because it had views not of their own by authors they don't like because they hold differing views).
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