Friday, July 13, 2007

Zionazis fire rockets at Lebanese villages

Oh sorry...did I say "Zionazi"? I guess I wrote the headline in the way that delusional Hezby/Islamic fundie supporters would analyze the recent news.

The REAL headline is actually well written (shocka!) by Reuters:

Islamists fire rockets at Lebanese villages.

NAHR AL-BARED, Lebanon (Reuters) - Islamist militants fired Katyusha rockets at Lebanese villages on Friday in a further escalation of their 8-week-old battle with the army at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Security sources said al Qaeda-inspired Fatah al-Islam fighters fired about a dozen of the 107 mm rockets which landed several miles away from the Nahr al-Bared camp in north Lebanon, causing some material damage but no casualties.

Of course this is Muslims killing Muslims, so the world media will pretty much ignore this. Nothing to see here, moving on!

There is more to note in this article:

The military, concerned about being sucked into a war of attrition, has stepped up pressure on the coastal camp to force the militants to surrender.

But the well-trained and well-armed militants, some of whom fought in Iraq or trained to go to fight there, have so far rejected all calls to surrender.

I wish people would wake up and realize IT IS ALL ONE WAR! Those who attack Israel are linked to those who attack Lebanon and those who attack Iraq. It is not just about protecting Israel, and the sooner people realize that, the better.

Finally, I want all Culture for All readers to know that the camps in question that Fatah al-Islam are fortressed inside are Palestinian camps in Lebanon, where the Palestinians live in concentration camps - not able to come in or out. This article makes brief mention of the strange legal situation for the Palestinians in Lebanon, but then does not go much further:

A 1969 Arab agreement banned Lebanese security forces from entering Palestinian camps. The agreement was annulled by the Lebanese parliament in the mid-1980s but the accord effectively stayed in place.

In truth, the Palestinians in Lebanon are there due to a very cprrupt agreement between the King of Jordan and the then Maronite PM of Lebanon. Why? King Hussein did not want them, and the PM of Lebanon received a hefty bribe to take these people. He had no intention of making these people citizens, and instead consigned them to squalor. (Israel was blamed for this, of course) Then, after the 1967 war, Arafat and his cronies relocated to Southern Lebanon, and destablized the nation through various terror activities: sending rockets into Northern Israel, hijacking an El Al jet, and then they were granted a "state within a state" status through the 1969 "Cairo Agreement." This meant the Lebanese army had even LESS power to contain PLO terrorism (please note that it was Nasser who brokered this agreement), and it pushed Lebanon to Civil War even to a greater extent. For more articles about the history of Palestinians in Lebanon, please go here (written by someone biased against Israel, but still helpful), here, and here. For more information on Arab persecution of the Palestinians, please go right here.

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