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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:53 PM
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Lebanese convoy attacked by Israel today were freed captives!
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  This is worth the 5 minutes it takes you to read. Please.

  Yesterday, this story broke (and was reported on DU, here. The Israeli army had captured the Lebanese town of Marjayoun and attempted to move into the military garrison there where Lebanese army, police and civilians had holed up during Israel's military offensive on Hezbollah.

  What occurred next, according to the article:
Lebanon's Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat told The Associated Press that Israeli troops entered the garrison in Marjayoun Thursday afternoon "and asked to share it with Lebanese troops there."

"The troops refused and said they would leave, but the Israeli did not let them," he said.

Fatfat said the head of the joint army-police force, Brig. Adnan Daoud, was among those detained. "We consider them to be captives," he added.

Fatfat said negotiations were in progress to win the captives' release, but he did not elaborate.

  Today the world heard the news that another convoy of Lebanese non-combatants had been attacked and innocents killed. DU thread here. Notice where they came from? That's right, Marjayoun. This convoy contained the Lebanese army, police and civilians who had offered to leave a day earlier but who were held captive by the Israeli army. It appears that some deal (as hinted at in the article) had been worked out between the Israeli armed forces and the Lebanese and the United Nations as the convoy was led by two United Nations armored personnel carriers.

  At least 9 rockets were fired from Israeli drones which CNN has reported were following the convoy when it left Marjayoun.

  Ambulances rushing to help those injured in the attack were attacked by the Israelis as well.

  Some deal, eh?

  It is still unclear just how many of these innocents were killed by the Israelis who knew damned-well exactly who they were.

  While the Israeli military or Olmert himself will no-doubt express their "deep sadness", yet again, over a nakedly vengeful attack on known, well-identified, innocents this sickening in the extreme.

  This just disgusting. Maybe it's worth giving your representative a call and asking them why they are unquestioningly supporting behavior like this?

  It's also worth a visit to Stop AIPAC whose sole purpose is to influence legislation and legislators like the one you hopefully just contacted in hopes of bringing at least the illusion of some level of objectivity on America's part.


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