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Posted on May 23, 2007
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Al Jazeera takes its cameras inside the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli, where thousands of panicked residents have fled the fighting between a Palestinian militant group and the Lebanese army.

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By lilmamzer, May 29, 2007 at 7:17 am Link to this comment

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By lilmamzer, May 28, 2007 at 9:25 am Link to this comment

Fadel Abdallah, you wrote:

“The latest U.S. atrocity in Lebanon comes in the form of a military airlift of weapons to the Lebanese government. Hardly recovering from Israel’s brutal savage attack on it last summer, what Lebanon needs most is financial help and diplomatic goodwill to rebuild its infrastructure destroyed by evil Israel.”

It was Hezbollah, the parasitic Islamist state-within-a-state in Lebanon, which attacked Israel. It was Hezbollah, the parasitic Islamist state-within-a-state in Lebanon, which rained thousands of Katyusha rockets on Israeli population centers with the specific aim of slaughtering as many Israeli civilians as possible - a war crime by definition. It was Hezbollah, the parasitic Islamist state-within-a-state in Lebanon, that positioned it’s Katyusha rocket launchers amongst Lebanese civilians, a war crime by definition. It was Hezbollah,  the parasitic Islamist state-within-a-state in Lebanon, that was seeking a confrontation with Israel at the direction of Syria and Iran, the proxy sponsors.

It is up to the good people of lebanon to remove the parasitic presence of Hezbollah and Palestinian terror groups and Al Qaeda. That is why we have a moral obligation to re-supply the Lebanese army at this time.

Fadel Abdallah, why don’t you walk the walk instead of just talk? Why not go to Lebanon now and get yourself an AK-47 and a Katyusha and join your Islamist ideological comrades-in-genocide? You seem much better suited temperamentally for that than hanging out here with the infidels.

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By lilmamzer, May 28, 2007 at 7:20 am Link to this comment

Fadel Abdallah writes:  “The latest U.S. atrocity in Lebanon comes in the form of a military airlift of weapons to the Lebanese government. Hardly recovering from Israel’s brutal savage attack on it last summer, what Lebanon needs most is financial help and diplomatic goodwill to rebuild its infrastructure destroyed by evil Israel.”

What Lebanon needs to do is exercise sovereignty by removing Al Qaeda and Hezbollah and Palestinian Arab terror groups from within Lebanon itself. That may be in fact what is happening right now. If the Lebanese army cannot accomplish this, Lebanon will be lost; no hope of release from the grip of Syrian interference, no hope from the parasitic starngulation of Islamist states-within-a-state.

Fadel, your gratuitous and cartoonish jab at Israel is a symptom of a victimization mindset that we’re getting tired of - just blame the Jews when things don’t go your way. That’s a cop out.

I have no love for the Lebanese army but I am rooting for them to clean out the Islamist terror groups finally. And I am proud that our US military is re-supplying the army right now. I wish them all the luck in the world.

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 28, 2007 at 7:01 am Link to this comment

The latest U.S. atrocity in Lebanon comes in the form of a military airlift of weapons to the Lebanese government. Hardly recovering from Israel’s brutal savage attack on it last summer, what Lebanon needs most is financial help and diplomatic goodwill to rebuild its infrastructure destroyed by evil Israel.

When the average person in Lebanon and the Middle East hears about America’s so-called help to the Lebanese government in the form of a military airlift, the only thing he / she will see is that U.S. is only adding fuel to fire so that the killing and destruction continue.

And yet there are stupid ignorant Americans who would continue to say: “They hate us for our freedom and democracy!” What a bullshit that keeps coming out of this Nazi-like American administration and any one who supports it!

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By Ed Barry, May 27, 2007 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment
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A fragile Arab democracy fights Arab terrorist thugs who wish to overthrow the democracy.

The predictable response here to Arab-on-Arab fighting:  curse the Jews.

How is this “progressive”?

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By lilmamzer, May 26, 2007 at 6:49 am Link to this comment

” So Israel is an innocent player in the Middle East.  A real light unto nations? No Israel is a corrupt little Sparta stirring up shit wherever it can.  That’s the truth, the facts that miscreants don’t acknowledge.”

Welcome to Truthdig, where the truth is buried and all that’s dug up is the same old Jew-hating shit.

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By Spinoza, May 26, 2007 at 6:25 am Link to this comment

> Didn’t think so. But we do know one thing: It’s all Israel’s fault

So Israel is an innocent player in the Middle East.  A real light unto nations?


No Israel is a corrupt little Sparta stirring up shit wherever it can.  That’s the truth, the facts that miscreants don’t acknowledge.

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By lilmamzer, May 25, 2007 at 11:02 am Link to this comment

Can anyone name one Arab country that isn’t either a repressive Baathist fascist police-state or a Wahhabi-corrupted misogynistic monarchy, or, like Lebanon, a completely dysfunctional mix of every flavor of Muslim terror groups imaginable: Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Fatah, and on and on.

Didn’t think so. But we do know one thing: It’s all Israel’s fault.

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By atheo, May 24, 2007 at 3:01 pm Link to this comment

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To understand what is going on with Fatah al-Islam at Nahr el-Bared one would want a brief introduction to Lebanon’s amazing, but shadowy ‘Welch Club’.

The Club is named for its godfather, David Welch, assistant to Secretary of State Rice who is the point man for the Bush administration and is guided by Eliot Abrams.
Key Lebanese members of the Welch Club (aka: the ‘Club’) include:

The Lebanese civil war veteran, warlord, feudalist and mercurial Walid Jumblatt of the Druze party( the Progressive Socialist Party or PSP)

Another civil war veteran, warlord, terrorist (Served 11 years in prison for massacres committed against fellow Christians among others) Samir Geagea. Leader of the extremist Phalange party and its Lebanese Forces (LF) the group that conducted the Israel organized massacre at Sabra-Shatilla (although led by Elie Hobeika, once Geagea’s mentor, Geagea did not take part in the Sept. 1982 slaughter of 1,700 Palestinian and Lebanese).

The billionaire, Saudi Sheikh and Club president Saad Hariri leader of the Sunni Future Movement (FM).

Over a year ago Hariri’s Future Movement started setting up Sunni Islamist terrorist cells (the PSP and LF already had their own militia since the civil war and despite the Taif Accords requiring militia to disarm they are now rearmed and itching for action and trying hard to provoke Hezbollah).

The FM created Sunni Islamist ‘terrorist’ cells were to serve as a cover for (anti-Hezbollah) Welch Club projects. The plan was that actions of these cells, of which Fatah el-Islam is one, could be blamed on al Qaeda or Syria or anyone but the Club.

To staff the new militias, FM rounded up remnants of previous extremists in the Palestinian Refugee camps that had been subdued, marginalized and diminished during the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. Each fighter got $700 per month, not bad in today’s Lebanon.

The first Welch Club funded militia, set up by FM, is known locally as Jund-al-Sham (Soldiers of Sham, where “Sham” in Arabic denotes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine & Jordan) created in Ain-el-Hilwa Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon. This group is also referred to in the Camps as Jund-el-Sitt (Soldiers of the Sitt, where “Sitt” in Sidon, Ain-el-Hilwa and the outskirts pertain to Bahia Hariri, the sister of Rafiq Hariri, aunt of Saad, and Member of Parliament).

The second was Fateh-al-Islam (The name cleverly put together, joining Fateh as in Palestinian and the word Islam as in Qaeda). FM set this Club cell up in Nahr-al-Bared refugee camp north of Tripoli for geographical balance.

Fatah el-Islam had about 400 well paid fighters until three days ago. Today they may have more or fewer plus volunteers. The leaders were provided with ocean view luxury apartments in Tripoli where they stored arms and chilled when not in Nahr-al-Bared. Guess who owns the apartments?

According to members of both Fatah el-Islam and Jund-al-Sham their groups acted on the directive of the Club president, Saad Hariri.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17763.htm

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