John Bolton: Syria must pressure HezbAllah to stop firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
John Bolton: Syria must pressure HezbAllah to hand over the two Israeli soldiers.
Who will pressure Israel to stop dropping 23 ton bombs on Lebanese civilians?
Who will pressure Israel to hand over Lebanese hostages in Israeli jails?
Who will pressure Israel to stop targeting journalists and TV stations?
Who will pressure Israel to lift its siege, which is an act of war against all of Lebanon?
Not our good friend the USA, surely?
In other news, Israel has threatened to level 10 apartment buildings for every rocket that hits Haifa. Like they were not doing it long before any rocket landed in Haifa. But wait, isn’t that an admission by Israel that it is unable to stop HezbAllah from firing rockets, so the only thing it can do is destroy residential buildings and kill civilians? These residential buildings will later be claimed to have been HezbAllah headquarters, or otherwise housing HezbAllah rocket launchers… And Israel will claim that it has destroyed another 10% of HezbAllah capabilities.
Having in mind that an all-serious tone on the blog would turn off many readers who argue that we must always find something to laugh about even when bombs are falling on our heads, I have decided to launch a funny Middle Eastern quote of the day initiative. Here’s today’s:
“Israel’s offensive in Lebanon is not aimed at destroying HezbAllah.” – Avi Dichter
I have been following closely the Israeli protests (at least 2 so far) against the war, and it’s amazing how some people (West Bank settler types / right-wing fascists – but I repeat myself..) have been attempting to minimize the extent of Israeli opposition to this war. A figure of hundreds and thousands has been reduced to tens, and in most Israeli media not even reported at all… I find it ironic that Ha’aretz, the so-called left-leaning paper, has rallied behind the Olmert-Peretz axis more than the relatively centrist Yediot Achronot… These days Ha’aretz is sounding like an IDF official newspaper / press release center more than anything else…
Anarchists, communists, socialists, leftists of the region unite!