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Signs of the Times for Wed, 02 Aug 2006

Scripps Howard News Service
More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

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Lebanese poet, Ghassan Matar
Translation by As'ad AbuKhalil
Lebanese poet, Ghassan Matar, wrote this poem (The Olives Have Not Departed) yesterday on the massacre of Qana (my translation):

"The Monster is hiding
And Qana, the dark-skinned girl
is sleeping by her grandmother
dreaming of pretty butterflies
and toys
and flying in a field of olives
she sits under a water wheel
to lift up her hair,
and she sees lighted grapes
like tablets of gold,
and she sees her father
embedded in the rock
embracing his rifle,
and in his eyes are
flags of dignity and rage,
she gets scared, and wakes up,

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Karma Nabulsi
Wednesday August 2, 2006
The Guardian
Israel is seeking to cast itself as the victim even as it expels the people of Lebanon and Gaza from their homes

People walk the dusty, broken roads in scorching summer heat, taking shelter in the basements of empty buildings. In Gaza and Lebanon, in the refugee camps of Khan Younis, Rafah and Jabaliya, in Tyre and Beirut, in Nabatiyeh and Sidon, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children seek refuge. As they flee, they risk the indiscriminate wrath of an enemy driven by an existential mania that can not be assuaged, only stopped. Ambulances are struck, humanitarian relief convoys are struck, UN observers are struck. Warning leaflets are dropped from the sky urging people to abandon their homes, just as they were in 1996, 1982, 1978, 1967 and 1948. The ultimately impossible decision in Gaza and Lebanon today is: where does a refugee go?

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By Gwynne Dyer
08/02/06 "Metro West Daily News"
The kill ratio is becoming a problem: Israel has been killing about 40 Lebanese civilians for every Israel civilian who is killed. They are all being killed by accident, of course, but such a long chain of accidents begins to look like carelessness, and even in Israel and the United States many people are getting uneasy about the slaughter. Elsewhere, the revulsion at what is happening is almost universal, and the death of so many women and children at Qana has greatly intensified the pressure on Israel and its de facto allies, the United States and Britain, to stop the war.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006
Baghdad Burning
Although the sun is blinding this time of year in our part of the world, the Middle East is seeing some of its darkest days...

I woke up this morning to scenes of carnage and destruction on the television and for the briefest of moments, I thought it was footage of Iraq. It took me a few seconds to realize it was actually Qana in Lebanon. The latest village to see Israeli air strikes. The images were beyond gruesome- body parts and corpses being hauled out from under tons of debris. Wailing relatives and friends, searching for loved ones... So far, according to humanitarian organizations, 34 were children. They killed them while they were sleeping inside their bomb shelters- much like the Amriya Shelter massacre in 1991.

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Signs of the Times
2 August 2006

CNN Font page showing Israeli biased headline
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Rumourmill News
In the eyes of the Israeli and American media these images appear to be identical. But looks can be deceiving sometimes.

There are actually some differences between the images.

Can you spot them all?

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As the Israel Air Force continues to investigate the air strike, questions have been raised over military accounts of the incident.

It now appears that the military had no information on rockets launched from the site of the building, or the presence of Hezbollah men at the time.

The Israel Defense Forces had said after the deadly air-strike that many rockets had been launched from Qana. However, it changed its version on Monday.

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By Anders Strindberg
08/01/06 "Christian Science Monitor"
NEW YORK - As pundits and policymakers scramble to explain events in Lebanon, their conclusions are virtually unanimous: Hizbullah created this crisis. Israel is defending itself. The underlying problem is Arab extremism.

Sadly, this is pure analytical nonsense. Hizbullah's capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 was a direct result of Israel's silent but unrelenting aggression against Lebanon, which in turn is part of a six-decades long Arab-Israeli conflict.

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The Big Lie

reptile_eye.png A war of self-defense against mothers and children

reptile_eye.png Latest developments - Day 21 Of Israeli War Crimes in Labanon

reptile_eye.png 19 killed as Israel raids hospital

reptile_eye.png Israeli raids kill 828, injure 3,200 in Lebanon in three weeks - official

reptile_eye.png Many civilians killed in Israeli attacks

reptile_eye.png What Exactly is an "Existential" Threat, Mr. Olmert?

reptile_eye.png A Nato-led force would be in Israel's interests, but not Lebanon's

reptile_eye.png Bush admin. claims progress on Lebanon


smiley-tongue-out.png How Israel's bombing turned Hizbollah leader into a symbol of Muslim pride

smiley-tongue-out.png BEIRUT DISPATCH: Sheik Up

heart.png Hizballah: A Primer

flower.png Glimpse Into Hezbollah Secretive World

heart.png "Supporters of Hezbollah"

reptile_eye.png 'No Hezbollah Rockets Fired from Qana'

reptile_eye.png Israeli commandos clash with Hezbollah in northeastern Lebanon

Amerika to the Rescue

reptile_eye.png US dismisses idea of immediate cease-fire in Lebanon

cow.png FOX News Uses Unsubstantiated Speculation to Exonerate Israel in Qana Deaths

reptile_eye.png Qana Revisited

reptile_eye.png 'You Reach A Place Where You Look At Life Like It's Nothing'

stormtrooper.png "Peacekeepers" to the Rescue

joker.png Lebanon: We will sue Israel in Hague

reptile_eye.png Israeli troops push deeper into Lebanon

reptile_eye.png Israeli paratroops land in eastern Lebanon

More Madness

lady_liberty.png I don't know about you motherfletchers,

reptile_eye.png Israel as Future of the Globe?

reptile_eye.png UN powers split on Mideast crisis; France to shun troop meeting

reptile_eye.png UN tells Blair to take a back seat over Lebanon

reptile_eye.png Iran's Khamenei calls on Muslims to fight back Israel, US

nuclear.png Iran's president rejects UN call to suspend uranium program

handgun.png Fighting deepens in Sri Lanka

One Nation, Under "God"

u-s-flag.png Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens

u-s-flag.png New maximum-security jail to open at Guantanamo Bay

vader.png Journalist jailed over protest footage

vader.png 9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon

vader.png Reporters Without Borders and Washington's Coups

cowboy_boot.png Why Bush's Stupidity Is a Threat

red_flag.png Border agents let fake IDs go through

u-s-flag.png Road rage causes US love affair with cars to skid

Another Big Mess

handgun.png Dentist claims Mossad is behind Iraqi scientist killings

stormtrooper.png US soldiers smiled before killings in Iraq: witness

questionable-story.png Iraqis to assume security duties by year's end

stormtrooper.png Bombings, shootings kill 61 in Iraq

u-s-flag.png Britain vows to stay course in Iraq, Afghanistan

Natural Disasters

sun.png Drought affects 5 mln people across China

sun.png Eastern US swelters through heat wave

lightning.png Chris may become hurricane

lightning.png Widespread flooding hits El Paso, Texas

lightning.png Up to 10,000 casualties in North Korea flooding: aid group

earth.png Earthquake hits New Zealand's Sea bed

Dollars and Nonsense

money.png Army Guard units said not combat ready; Need $21 billion

money.png US Senate backs opening protected US coastline to oil, gas drilling

money.png Oil rises amid hurricanes, falling inventories

money.png GM restates second-quarter loss

Last but not least

blackbox.png Evidence of Election Fraud Grows in México

burger.png Thai woman admits feeding her British husband to tigers

gambler.png Calif. Mom Saves Son's Life After Hunch

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