Hezbollah, Hamas - and Iran!

Islamo-Nazis: 'Israel will be destroyed'! - 1

But God says ........!

July-August 2006

"Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses"

Many Jews living in Israel now lost their faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob long before they arrived in the 'Promised Land' - and long before the current conflict in Lebanon was triggered by Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists.  But we are instructed to read the Word of God to learn from history who the enemy are - and what we should watch for:

'I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved' (Habbakuk 2

1 Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews. 2 He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy {men} of Samaria and said, "
What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore {it} for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?" 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite {was} near him and he said, "Even what they are building - if a fox should jump on {it,} he would break their stone wall down!" 4 Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity. 5 Do not forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have demoralized the builders. 6  So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its {height,} for the people had a mind to work. 7  Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem went on, {and} that the breaches began to be closed, they were very angry. 8 All of them conspired together to come {and} fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it. 9 But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night. 10 Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall." 11 Our enemies said, "They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work." 12 When the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times, "They will come up against us from every place where you may turn," 13 then I stationed {men} in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears and bows. 14 When I saw {their fear,} I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses." 15  When our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, each one to his work. 16 From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains {were} behind the whole house of Judah. 17 Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took {their} load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. 18 As for the builders, each {wore} his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter {stood} near me. 19 I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another. 20 "At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."  (Nehemiah 4:1-20)

What does the Hamas-Hezbollah attack on Israel tell us about Islam?

The Jews have long been used to the enemies that surround them trying to destroy them and their work in the land God chose for them.  Despite the disobedience and foolishness of Israel, God has protected them against the total annihilation their Islamo-Nazi neighbours continue to promise for them.

How did the latest 'war' between fundamentalist Islamic terror factions and nations and the state of Israel begin?  Many believe that it all started with a
Hamas attack outside the Gaza Strip on an Israeli army unit in which two soldiers were killed and one abducted into Gaza.

But cast your mind back to
Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declaration that Israel would soon be destroyed by its Islamic enemies in support of the 'Palestinian cause.' (Jerusalem Newswire).  Was he just trying to encourage his Palestinian brothers to believe that nuclear power against Israel would stop at the green line?  Or was his threat of a more basic kind?  While reading the following, also bear in mind the face off between the U.S., Britain, France and Germany against a resistant China and Russia over the resolution from the U.N. Security Council mandating Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment - and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scornful dismissal of resolutions from the U.N.

Lebanon's Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, had also warned that Syria and Iran have been funneling money and weapons to
Hezbollah to use against Israel and American interests in the event of an attack against Iran's nuclear sites. (World Net Daily)

Palestinian Authority and Jordanian security sources also confirmed, again, that Osama bin Laden's
Al Qaeda is active in the Gaza Strip and intends to attack 'sensitive targets' such as Israeli border crossings and foreign observers based on the Gaza-Sinai border. (Jerusalem Newswire)

As reported by WorldNetDaily (April, 2006), Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recruited Imad Mugniyah, the Lebanese commander of Hezbollah's overseas operations, to oversee retaliation against Western targets following any U.S. strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Officers sent to southern Lebanon in March, 2006, were in command of more than 10 thousand rockets aimed at Israel's cities. It was reported that they were given control of Hezbollah's missiles to attack Israel if Iran's nuclear sites are hit.  U.S. officials and Israel intelligence sources believed Mugniyah to be in charge of these operations.  Approximately 80 members of Hezbollah received training last year in ultra-light aircraft and undersea operations in order to carry out suicide attacks.

Immediately after their attack and kidnapping strike, Hamas demanded the release of thousands of terrorists - as they had done before.  But this time Israel refused to deal and their army stormed into Gaza. Two weeks later, in a show of Islamo-Nazi camaraderie, terror group
Hezbollah (Shi'ite Muslim) began randomly firing missiles all over the Lebanese - Israeli border as a diversion while her terrorists ambushed an Israeli army patrol on the Israeli side of the international border, killed three soldiers and abducted two others back into Southern Lebanon.  The Islamic groups presumed that the Israelis would react as before - when they had kidnapped three soldiers - with the release of thousands of terrorists from Israeli prisons.

To their unpleasant surprise Israel, after years of acceding to Islamic demands and while seemingly tolerating endless Islamic lies and betrayals, the democratic state did not just go after them but made it clear that
they also correctly placed almost all of the blame on the Lebanese Government for allowing an armed terror group to do whatever they wanted along the southern border!

But there is more!  Due to an increase in rocket attacks (before May this year) and small-arms firing into residential areas, IDF tactics changed.  Because of their escalated response,
Arabs living in the northern Gaza Strip appealed to the new Palestinian Authority government to take immediate action to prevent gunmen from firing Kassam rockets from their neighbourhoods into Israel. 

Hamas' reply - get this - was to claim to have no control over the many groups launching rockets, and the Palestinian Security Forces don't know who their own commanders are!  What an indictment against the Palestinian 'government' which has wilfully brought chaos on the very people they are supposedly determined to free from the so-called Israeli occupation (Jerusalem Post On Line).

Blame should only be levelled at the Palestinian leadership

Hamas's landslide victory (January 25th, 2006) gave it 76 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Authority Parliament and brought to 'power' Abbas, a fellow soldier with that other murderous liar and deceiver, Yasser Arafat.  For decades both shared hopes of a Jewless 'Palestine.'  Both men promised to confiscate illegal weapons but never did. With some 65,000 paramilitary forces, as opposed to a Hamas armed force estimated at 5,000, Abbas could have settled the issue quickly by confiscating Hamas's weapons and forging a tolerable future for the Palestinians.  He did not, and he stood aside as terrorists continued to slaughter innocent Jewish people.  Add to this obvious blunder the fact that Abbas followed Arafat's pattern and allowed the deprivation of the Palestinian people to fester through government corruption, while Hamas supplied bread and social services and sowed hatred for Fatah, Israel, and the West.

Blame should only be levelled at the Palestinian leadership that created the environment that allowed Hamas to leap into the picture.

Some fools believe that this was an opportunity to bring Hamas into the civilized world, that the 'military wing' can be merged with the 'political wing' of the 'party' and make peace a reality. Or, failing that, perhaps merging Hamas 'fighters' into Palestinian peacekeeping units might be a constructive way to promote unity.  The problem is that there is not a grain of difference in the goals of the so-called political and military wings of Hamas.  On December 15, 2005, Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's 'political' chief, told his Iranian allies Hamas will step up attacks on Israel if the Israelis attack Iran's nuclear facilities.  Furthermore, this 'political' chieftain said, 'We are part of a united front against the enemies of Islam.'

What the West - and, particularly, Bush and Blair cannot grasp - is why these people terrorize the region and what their basic commitment is all about. Unlike so-called Arab liberation movements that are basically secular, Hamas is obsessively Islamic. Its fundamental policies turn on a fanatically religious fulcrum based on its interpretation of the Qur'an, which it maintains is irrevocable. Therefore, it is impossible to negotiate any political agreement predicated on meaningful concessions that compromise its world-view or recognize Israel's right to exist on land Muslims claim for Allah. 
Unfortunately, it has become patently obvious over the years that, on this issue, the West simply doesn't get it.

Peaceful solutions ... all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement

The Hamas charter, which members declare they will never alter or relinquish, makes this fact clear:  The so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland [Israel] as they fight their Jihad: 'Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware'. 

'Not aware?' After so many humiliating defeats at the hands of Israel, and the US led forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, you would have thought they would have woken up to the obvious truth that Allah is the Magnificent Loser, Loser, Loser!

But the delusion that heaping up the blood of the martyrs (particularly, child martyrs!) will eventually trigger Allah's blessing to bring about radical Islam's goal of global conquest is a strong one!  The True Word of God informs us of those who deny His Christ (as Islam does!):

(2 Thessalonians 2
v11): 'Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false'.

It is sheer ignorance to believe these people think as we do and are, in the end, reasonable folks (or even reasonable 'guys', Tony Blair!)?   The formula for the democratization of the Middle East is supposedly a simple one, e.g., the Iraq and Afghanistan enterprise: crush the perpetrators of genocide and oppression, eliminate vestiges of the regime, and then create the environment for democracy to develop.  This, they say, is what happened in World War II when the Allies' tenet towards Germany and Japan insisted on 'unconditional surrender' and turned those totalitarian countries toward democracy.  But the West forgets that
they were not Muslims!  Islam can only follow the spirit of the Koran - and that is from Satan!

since the Lebanese government took a virtually identical stance over Hezbollah to that taken by the 'Palestinian government' to Hamas, the Israeli Air Force began pounding Hezbollah positions and government infrastructures all over Lebanon using information gathered over many years of observing the cowardly Islamic penchant for hiding weapons and bombs on the bodies and in and under the homes of civilian men, women and children!  Note clearly the many warnings they gave for civilians to get away from these areas before their bombardments took out the hidden terrorist positions!

And compare this with the repeated, totally indiscriminate, bombings - suicide and militarily - committed by Islam worldwide which have killed women and children everywhere!  We have listened in the past to the ignorant of the world bleating as they point the finger at Israel - and try and ignore the three fingers pointing back at themselves.

But how did the world react to a nation defending itself against Islamo-Nazi terrorism this time?  As usual most nations condemned Israel for 'over-reacting' but, surprisingly, some gave considerable support.  Many outspoken U.S. Christian leaders also expressed their support for Israel.

Former U.S. 'Speaker of the House,' Newt Gingrich, used bold language to describe this escalation of violence in the Middle East:  'We're in the early stages of what I would describe as the Third World War and, frankly, our bureaucracy's not responding fast enough and we don't have the right attitude. And
this is the 58th year of the war to destroy Israel and, frankly, the Israelis have every right to insist that every single missile leave south Lebanon, and the United States ought to be helping the Lebanese government have the strength to eliminate Hezbollah as a military force  -  not as a political force in the parliament  -  but as a military force in south Lebanon.'

The potential candidate for U.S. President, in 2008, said the deaths of eight Israelis (July 16th, 2006) from Hezbollah missile attacks was the equivalent of losing 500 Americans, based on population:
  'Imagine we woke up this morning, and 500 Americans were dead in Miami from missiles fired from Cuba. Do you think any American would say, 'No, we should have proportionate response. We shouldn't overreact'?  No we would say, 'Get rid of the missiles.' And John F. Kennedy, a Democrat who understood the importance of power in the world, was prepared to go to nuclear war to stop missiles from being in Cuba.'

In the interview with the Seattle Times, Gingrich said once the World War III terminology is accepted, calls for restraint would fall away:

'Israel wouldn't leave southern Lebanon as long as there was a single missile there. I would go in and clean them all out and I would announce that any Iranian airplane trying to bring missiles to re-supply them would be shot down. This idea that we have this one-sided war where the other team gets to plan how to kill us and we get to talk, is nuts.'

Hezbollah rockets struck deep inside Israel, killing eight people in the northern city of Haifa, and Israel answered with even more lethal blows across Lebanon and into the Bekaa Valley near Syria.  By July 16th the toll on both sides rose to at least 175, mostly civilians. In addition to the Israeli victims at a rail repair facility in Haifa, eight Canadians vacationing at their family village in Lebanon died in an Israeli raid, and a sea-launched missile killed at least nine people at a civil defence building in the southern Lebanese port of Tyre. 
Israel warned of massive retaliation after the Haifa attack, and accused Iran and Syria of providing the weaponry used.  How did they ascertain this?  Apart from the intelligence reports already mentioned military officials knew the missiles were more advanced - with longer range and heavier warheads - than the hundreds of rockets the guerrillas had rained on northern Israel earlier.

Strangely quiet over atrocities against Israelis!

It was Hezbollah's deadliest rocket strike in at least 10 years and the highest death toll in Israel since 11 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast in Tel Aviv in April (do you remember seeing that reported in the media - the world has gone strangely quiet over atrocities against Israelis!)

Witnesses reported that a wave of Israeli airstrikes had hit the Lebanese city of Tripoli and Hezbollah strongholds in the eastern town of Baalbek. Barrages from gunboats killed four in a village south of Beirut.  Israeli warplanes also bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry in Gaza City.

With violence spiralling alarmingly, world leaders meeting in St. Petersburg produced for the first time a draft framework to end the crisis and a U.N. envoy landed in Beirut. The Group of Eight most industrialized nations urged expressed concern over 'rising civilian casualties on all sides' and urged both sides to stop their attacks.

But both Israel and Hezbollah signalled that their attacks would only intensify in an already brutal battle that killed at least 152 in Lebanon and 23 in Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Hezbollah's actions would have 'far-reaching' consequences for Lebanon.  Hezbollah said the attack was retaliation for Israel's killing of civilians and destruction of Lebanese infrastructure -
despite the fact that it was their unprovoked Islamic aggression that sparked the whole shebang!

President Bush, speaking at a G8 summit in Russia, characterized Israel's actions as self-defence and did not back Lebanon's pleas for an immediate cease-fire:  'Our message to Israel is defend yourself but be mindful of the consequences, so we are urging restraint.'  Bush has clearly, and correctly, blamed Hezbollah for the conflict in Lebanon.

Bombs crashed into Beirut's Shi'ite Muslim southern suburbs in overnight raids which set fire to Hezbollah's al-Manar television complex and nearby buildings. The station's signal twice disappeared briefly before returning.

The United States earlier blocked any move by the U.N. Security Council to demand a cease-fire, saying the focus for diplomacy should be on the summit in St Petersburg.

Major US allies condemned the ferocity of Israel's military attack on Lebanon, revealing a clear split with Washington's moderate call for restraint.  Cries of alarm mounted worldwide after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered armed forces to intensify the offensive in response to rockets hitting towns in northern Israel, killing two and wounding 50.

Arrogance to presume to know the opinions of all Europeans!

French President Jacques Chirac called for a cease-fire and 'a show of moderation.'  Perhaps he was thinking of the kind exhibited by France when invaded by Germany in World War II - total capitulation?  His speech included this rubbish:

'One may well ask if there isn't today a kind of wish to destroy Lebanon -- its infrastructure, its roads, its communications, its energy, its airport. And for what?

'I find honestly --
as all Europeans do -- that the current reactions are totally disproportionate,' he said in a live television interview on France's national Bastille Day.  What kind of arrogance does it take to presume to know the opinions of all Europeans?

Chirac's comments, echoed across most of Europe and in much of the rest of the world, conflicted with US President George W. Bush's dogged defence of Israel's right to defend itself.

Bush did not publicly criticize the scale of the Israeli assault, blaming Lebanese militia group Hezbollah and radical Palestinian Hamas for sparking the crisis.  Bush telephoned Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, however, vowing to push Israel to limit the damage it is wreaking in Lebanon.

'President Bush asserted that he will exert pressure on Israel to limit damage inflicted on Lebanon through the ongoing military operation,' said a statement from Siniora's office.

Around the rest of world, however, leaders bluntly condemned Israel's response

'In my view, Israel is making a mistake,' said Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. 'It will only lead to an escalation of the violence.'

In Italy, Prime Minister Romano Prodi said he recognized Israel's legitimate concerns and condemning the kidnapping of the soldiers.

But 'we deplore the escalation in the use of force, the serious damage to Lebanese infrastructure and the civilian casualties of the raids,' the Italian leader added.

The Vatican secretary of state, Angelo Sodano, said: 'The Holy See deplores the attack on Lebanon, a free and sovereign country,' adding that he felt for the people 'who had already suffered in defence of their independence.'

Germany called on Israel to consider the longer term impact of its strike on Lebanon.

'On the one hand, Israel has the internationally recognised right to self defence. But at the same time we ask our Israeli friends and partners not to lose sight of the long-term consequences when they exercise this right ... Here we think care should be taken about the situation in Lebanon, which is a fragile entity as a state and could be further destabilised', German deputy government spokesman Jens Ploetner said.

Israel had by now imposed an air and sea blockade on Lebanon, shut the only international airport by bombing its runways and damaged the main Beirut-Damascus highway.

Now, remember we wrote about '
[Iran] President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scornful dismissal of resolutions from the U.N.' concerning his nuclear aspirations?  What do we find now?

Iran, which with Syria is a sponsor of Hezbollah,
called on the United Nations to step in. 'The international community and the UN must intervene to stop this crime,' Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said during a visit to Greece.  How very reminiscent of the Middle East reaction from Islam when they were threatened by Saddam Hussein's Islamo-Nazi aspirations: 'Save us America - save us Britain; call in the UN'.  What gross hypocrisy!

The world will also be ignorant of another predilection of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has written to his American counterpart George W. Bush with the invitation:  'The whole world is moving towards God; would Your Excellency not wish to join?' 
The Prophet Muhammad initiated the practice of writing letters to the rulers of the world offering them a secure place in paradise by converting to Islam or otherwise 'cling to your beliefs and face the sword of Islam.'  Many Islamic leaders have done the same throughout history before declaring war on the infidels.  President Ahmadinejad is clearly a deceived and dangerous man (Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2006).

In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim state [
which never stops persecuting Jews and Christians!], President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was quoted by the state news agency Antara as saying: 'Indonesia repeats its call for Israel to stop its military action.'

British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for restraint on all sides but kept closer to the US line:

'I totally understand the desire and the need for Israel to defend itself properly and I also understand the plight of Lebanon and the Lebanese government, not to say the many Palestinians that are suffering as well,' Blair said in London. 
Blair also made it clear that he also believed the way to calm the violence was to tackle the reasons behind it, blaming Hezbollah and its allies Syria and Iran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was meeting with Bush before hosting a summit of Group of Eight powers in Saint Petersburg, said he would formally place the Middle East crisis on the agenda:

'I consider that all sides implicated in this conflict should immediately stop military action.'



Iranian troops help Hezbollah guerrillas fire Iranian-made rockets at Israel

In a truly laughable outburst, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared through the Iranian News Agency:  'The Zionists think that they are victims of Hitler, but they act like Hitler and behave worse than Genghis Khan.'

Iran denied Israeli claims that it had troops in Lebanon and that it helped Hezbollah to attack an Israeli warship, saying the guerrilla group could fend for itself without outside help.

OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam said that
they had identified Iranian troops helping Hezbollah guerrillas fire Iranian-made rockets at Israel.

Inevitably, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hamid Reza Asefi, told reporters:  'There are no (Iranian) guards there. Shipment of (Iranian) missiles to Hezbollah is also not correct.'  Asefi also warned Israel that
attacking Syria and expanding the conflict in the region would bring the Jewish state 'unimaginable damages.' ... Perhaps he was thinking of the kind suffered by the Islamic aggressors in previous major conflicts against Israel!


July 17th reported Hezbollah missiles landing in Afula, Upper Nazareth and the environs.  A majority of Israelis spent the night under threat of missile attack as Tel Aviv prepared for the worst.  From 11 pm until shortly before midnight missiles fell in the communities surrounding Afula and the Jezreel Valley, including Upper Nazareth, Migdal Ha'emek and Givat Ela - the farthest south the missiles had yet reached (31 miles from the northern border - explaining Israeli determination to create a buffer zone to put them out of terrorist reach!).

Hezbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah's television appearance promised attacks on more Israeli cities, prompting a majority of Israel's citizens to spend the night under threat of missiles.

Residents of Tel Aviv and communities to the north of the city were told to 'be alert' and that they would have a one-minute warning of any impending rocket attack in which to make their way to a shelter.  The Home Front Command opined that they would not advise people to go about their normal business as residents of Haifa did - resulting in the deaths of eight workers at a train garage when a missile crashed through the roof.

'We surprised you in Haifa and promise to surprise you far past Haifa,' Nasrallah boasted in a televised statement.


False claim that 'Lebanon is last to know what is happening, but first to pay price.'

About 700 Katyusha rockets had been fired at Israel, injuring 500 citizens and killing four (including seven-year-old Omer Pesacov and his grandmother Yehudit Itzkovich - killed by the direct hit of a Katyusha rocket).  The Lebanese reported more than 100 killed and hundreds wounded in the retaliatory IDF strikes!  Most of the wounded were hurt in the Israel Air Force's strikes on Beirut and south Lebanon.

The Israel Air Force continued its war against Hezbullah strongholds in Lebanon, attacking Beirut's coastal radars,
Hezbollah's High Council building and the organization's headquarters in the Lebanese capital. The naval ports of Tripoli and Beirut werealso struck.

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora promised that if there is a cease-fire 'we'll work to extend state's authority over all its territories, in cooperation with United Nations in south Lebanon.'
He claimed - falsely - that 'Lebanon is last to know what is happening, but first to pay price.'


The houses of two senior Hezbollah officials in Baalbek, Sheikh Muhammad Yazbek and Hussein Musawi, were destroyed in an airstrike, security officials said. The wanted men were not in the buildings at the time. According to a high-ranking IDF source, all of the Hezbollah leaders have gone into hiding.  Are we surprised?

The IAF quickly destroyed about 60 percent of Hezbollah's long-range missile capabilities, Brig. Gen. Rami Shmueli said, adding that '100 rocket launching platforms had been hit, as well as 11 mobile rocket launchers platforms'.  He added that Hezbollah had 'several' missiles that could reach the central area of Israel, including Tel Aviv:  'They haven't used these yet due to our deterrent action and their own calculations.'

Chief of Operations, Major-General Gadi Eizenkot, said the IDF was operating against Hezbollah's entire terror infrastructure in southern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley.  Hezbollah had been thrown off balance by the Israeli response and added:  'The damage done to Hezbollah's military infrastructure so far has not been that great, but the damage to Hezbollah's conceptual picture of Israel's actions and responses has taken a huge hit.'  Eizenkot stressed that the IDF was not targeting the Lebanese Army, but that it would should the latter decide to enter the fray.

Referring to strikes on Lebanese Army radar installations along the Lebanese coast, Shmueli said the radar was attacked because it was used to guide the Iranian-made missile that hit an Israeli Saar 5 boat off the Lebanese coast, killing four men.


Syria and Iran came under growing pressure to restrain the Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas groups as Israel intensified its military offensive against Lebanon.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session in New York and John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, accused Syria of providing a safe haven to the militant wing of Hamas and giving material support to Hezbollah.  France, too, suggested Tehran might have encouraged attacks to divert attention from the stand-off over its nuclear programme but persisted with its accusation that Israel used 'disproportionate' force.

Hezbollah's chief, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, claimed (in a telephone message broadcast live on Hezbollah television after his house was hit as Israel ramped up the assault): 'You wanted open war. We are going to (wage) open war.' 
Time will tell who is the liar and pathetic braggart!

Israeli spokesmen would not say if the intention had been to kill Nasrallah: 'We targeted by air the headquarters of Hezbollah in southern Beirut. We attacked two structures that are used by the leadership of Hezbollah ...'

Vatican follow historic anti-Semitic roots

The Vatican followed its historic anti-Semitic roots in strongly deploring Israel's strikes on Lebanon, saying they were 'an attack' on a sovereign and free nation.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano said Pope Benedict and his aides were very worried that the developments in the Middle East risked degenerating into 'a conflict with international repercussions.'.…

Sodano said the Vatican condemned both 'terroristic attacks' and military reprisals, but reserved his harshest words for Israel:  'The right of defence on the part of a state does not exempt it from its responsibility to respect international law, particularly regarding the safeguarding of civilian populations.'  No doubt the 'infallible' Papacy had this in mind when it encouraged the persecution and murder of Jews through the centuries?


U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for participants at a Mideast conference to push for an immediate cease-fire to end fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas, and said an international force was vital to a peaceful solution.

The U.N. chief also said
Hezbollah must stop its 'deliberate targeting of Israeli population centres' and that Israel must end all bombing, ground operations and blockades of Lebanese ports.

Discussion at the UN focussed on efforts by the Europeans and others to overcome strong U.S. and British opposition to an immediate cease-fire. The USA being against a quick truce, argued that a cessation of violence must also lead to a durable peace and ensure that Hezbollah is no longer a threat to Israel.  Foreign ministers and other senior officials from 15 nations, as well as Annan and representatives from the European Union and the World Bank, also discussed the possible deployment of a multinational force to stabilize Lebanon's border with Israel and help disarm Hezbollah guerrillas.

As the violence intensified, Hezbollah's leader threatened to strike deeper into Israel, and Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned the conflict could trigger 'a hurricane' of broader fighting in the Middle East.

(Continued on page 242)

Hamas's landslide victory (January 25th, 2006) gave it 76 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Authority Parliament and brought to 'power' Abbas, a fellow soldier with that other murderous liar and deceiver, Yasser Arafat

What the West - and, particularly, Bush and Blair cannot grasp - is why these people terrorize the region and what their basic commitment is all about

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