Investigate this

We are still awaiting the findings of Israel’s numerous investigations (the three helicopters, the UN, and Habboush river). Now Israel claims the Rome conference gave it the green light to continue targeting HezbAllah destroying Lebanon (since when did Israel need approval to target HezbAllah anyway? I thought targeting a terrorist organization did not need a green light). There was denial today from a few sides, but of course, nothing tangible was done to actually stop Israel, so it could only mean that Israel is right; though of course, its claim that the conference itself gave it the green light to continue refers more to an active approval rather than a tacit one. But then again, Israel is always allowed to interpret things however it wants, without facing any criticism or limitations in its sphere of activities.

About an hour ago, an air strike destroyed a church in the southern Lebanese village of Safad al-Battikh near Tibnin. Israel will claim rocket stockpiles were stored in the church. Also targeted was a civilian convoy on a road in Kamed al-Lawz (southwest of Majdal Anjar, near Joub Jannine) in the Bekaa. In the meantime, clashes have (again) erupted at and around Maroun al-Ras. The Israelis have been repeating the figure of 200 HezbAllah fighters killed for the past 2 weeks… And the world will hail the ongoing war against Lebanon as rightful self-defense by Israel, while (ironically) the rockets continue to fall in northern Israel (which was not the case before Israel declared open war against Lebanon).

But the world continues to await the findings of Israel’s investigations. Investigations? OK, how about investigating how entire families (unarmed men, helpless women and children) ended up being decapitated while fleeing the fighting in the south (often in meeting with Israel’s warnings that civilians should leave their villages because they would be bombed?). Sorry, I will not post the photo, it is way too disgusting. If you would like to see it, you may leave your e-mail address and I will e-mail it to you.

I have prepared (pending upload) a series of detailed maps of Lebanon, so that my readers would have a better idea of the places being bombed (I have been trying to mention the locations of small villages in relation to larger, better-known, or otherwise easier-to-find villages and towns, so that it would be easier to find them on the map). Anyhow, stay tuned for the link!

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11 responses to “Investigate this

  1. you can find a daily updated map on http://lebanonupdates.blogspot.com

  2. Yes, I am aware of that, but that’s not a very detailed map. Though for some it might be enough. 🙂

  3. Really good post.

    Thank you for not posting the picture. The description is enough.

    I returned the favor, and linked back to you.

  4. Thanks also for not posting the picture.The maps great, most people with half a brain should know whats going on over there. Thank goodness our great leader T. Blair is going to Washington to save the free world???

  5. After Israel “mistook” a UN base, harbouring
    un-armed UN observers for a HizbAllah
    hide-out of some kind (which is virtually impossible… I’ve
    personally been to that UN post and it is a very OBVIOUS
    UN building), the UN statement issued by the security council
    turned out to be a a real joke!
    It would have almost been better if they didn’t
    come out with such a weak and almost appeasing statement!
    Four UN observers die and the statement says they are
    distressed? I do not mean in any way to belittle the
    tragic, unjustified and callous killing of Lebanese people, which
    Israel should pay dearly for…. but come on… how many
    UN un-armed officials have to be killed before the UN actually
    “condemns” Israel for this blatant attack? Or maybe the UN
    is afraid that Israel might bomb them too? Then again, what am I
    saying? The UN didn’t even issue one of its weak and useless
    statements of “distress and sadness” for the Lebanese people..
    As for the apparent “green light” Israel is seeing… I totally
    agree with your argument of Israel never really needing any
    confirmation or permission to destroy since it is second
    nature to them anyway… but maybe it was some kind of secret
    code between Israel and the US, like a proud father egging on
    his “prodigal son”.
    Unfortunately, I only have access to Western TV news, so can you please
    post any REAL updates of the fighting? You mentioned that Israel
    keeps quoting the same number for HizbAllah deaths, do you have
    a more realistic one?

  6. Nermeen – unfortunately on-the-ground battle updates are very hard to come by these days, even with the insider sources that I have. But the figure is around 10 HezbAllah fighters, 3 Amal fighters, and 2 communists… Having in mind that HezbAllah has the strategic advantage of holding the heights and strategic town of Bint Jbeil, and a rough balance between the military might of Israel and the guerilla tactics of HezbAllah (though I would say the latter have the advantage), the figure is pretty realistic, but if we are to assume that HezbAllah is concealing the real figures, then we can probably guesstimate the number to be around 30-40 fighters killed since the battles started. But again, HezbAllah has shown far more credibility than Israel.

  7. Thank you for the posting. Watching tv gives no anwsers just spin. All American tv treads lightly afraid not to criticize anything Isreal does. At least now I find I am not the only one who see’s that there is something very wrong with what is going on

  8. I would appreciate it if you could email me the picture of the decapitated people trying to flee.

    Thank you.

  9. Hello Charles,

    Check your mail. 🙂

  10. SO WHERE IS MY ANSWER
    WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME WHERE FROM AND TO a TO z THE bEIRUT rIVER
    FROM eL sID TO jISR eL bASHA TO jISR eL wATI TO bOURDJ hAMMOUD AND THE ESTUARY
    i KNOW VERY VERY WELL
    BUT NRTH OF eL sID
    PLS SOMEBODY HELP ME

    THANKS ALL !!
    gEORGE kASSABIAN
    aub ee 1981

  11. George K:

    I can get you the info about Beirut River. Why do you need it? Where are you?

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