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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:09 PM
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Israeli Warplanes Pound Lebanon
Israeli warplanes pound Lebanon
Thu Aug 3, 2006 9:18 PM ET

By Tom Perry

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Lebanon on Friday and the army prepared for a possible push further into Lebanese territory to drive out Hizbollah which threatened to launch rockets further into Israel if central Beirut were hit.


Israeli warplanes replied with airstrikes on Hizbollah strongholds in southern Beirut, already pounded earlier in the war. Leaflets dropped over the suburbs had warned residents to leave parts of the area on Thursday. Air strikes also hit targets across southern Lebanon and near Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, witnesses said.


Nasrallah offered to stop the rocket barrage if Israel ended attacks on civilian areas in Lebanon.


Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said on Thursday the war had killed 900 people in Lebanon and wounded 3,000. He said a million Lebanese, a quarter of the population, had been displaced. The Reuters tally of deaths is 687.

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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:12 PM
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1. From the video being played on Faux, israel is dropping
some heavy bombs.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:50 AM
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4. They must have loaded up the US bunker busters!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:17 PM
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2. So much for mother Earth! May God embrace only the innocent!
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:14 AM
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6. Yes, including those at
Kiryat Shmona in Israel who have had to endure years of mortar shells and rockets dropped on then, as well as all the innocents in Lebanon who are not harboring Hezbollah or theri arms in their basements. May God have mercy on them all.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:19 PM
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3. when this out on Paula Zahn
the reporter said it was a small village that backed up to the Beirut airport Paula asked if the fliers were dropped hear to warn the people and he said NO FLIERS were dropped in this area........
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:01 AM
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5. There is that word again, "Pound"
As if that is a good thing. For weeks on end we kept hearing reports of how the US was Pounding Afghanistan and then for weeks on end the US was Pounding Iraq.

Now they are dusting off that old "Pound" again.

It is not "Pounding". It is raining death and destruction on the people of Lebanon.

I hate the media.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:18 AM
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7. I agree with the semantic issue,,,
here's some more...

Civilians in Lebanon have munitions in their basements and deliberately wish to draw fire; in Israel they are in bunkers to avoid it. Israel uses precision weapons to avoid hitting them; Hezbollah sends random missiles into Israel to ensure that civilians are struck.

Collateral damage refers mostly to casualties among Hezbollahs human shields; it can never be used to describe civilian deaths inside Israel, because everything there is by intent a target.

Cycle of Violence is used to denigrate those who are attacked, but are not supposed to win.

Deliberate reflects the accuracy of Israeli bombs hitting their targets; it never refers to Hezbollah rockets that are meant to destroy anything they can.

Deplore is usually evoked against Israel by those who themselves have slaughtered noncombatants or allowed them to perish such as the Russians in Grozny , the Syrians in Hama , or the U.N. in Rwanda and Dafur.

Disproportionate means that the Hezbollah aggressors whose primitive rockets cant kill very many Israeli civilians are losing, while the Israelis sophisticated response is deadly against the combatants themselves. See excessive.

Anytime you hear the adjective excessive, Hezbollah is losing. Anytime you dont, it isnt.

Eyewitnesses usually arent, and their testimony is cited only against Israel .

Grave concern is used by Europeans and Arabs who privately concede there is no future for Lebanon unless Hezbollah is destroyed and it should preferably be done by the Zionists who can then be easily blamed for doing it.

Innocent often refers to Lebanese who aid the stockpiling of rockets or live next to those who do. It rarely refers to Israelis under attack.

The militants of Hezbollah dont wear uniforms, and their prime targets are not those Israelis who do.

Multinational, as in multinational force, usually means third-world mercenaries who sympathize with Hezbollah. See peacekeepers.

Peacekeepers keep no peace, but always side with the less Western of the belligerents.

Quarter-ton is used to describe what in other, non-Israeli militaries are known as 500-pound bombs.

Shocked is used, first, by diplomats who really are not; and, second, only evoked against the response of Israel , never the attack of Hezbollah.

United Nations Action refers to an action that Russia or China would not veto. The organizations operatives usually watch terrorists arm before their eyes. They are almost always guilty of what they accuse others of.
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