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At Least 40 Dead in Lebanon Skirmish

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Posted on May 20, 2007
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At least 40 people have been killed during a day of intense fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah Islam, a splinter Palestinian militant group in Lebanon.


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Fighting between Lebanese troops and Islamist gunmen from a Palestinian refugee camp has killed at least 40 people in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.

Some 15 fighters from the radical Fatah Islam group and 23 Lebanese soldiers died in intense battles, reports said.

At least two civilians were also killed and a further 40 reportedly hurt in the worst internal fighting Lebanon has seen since the civil war ended in 1990.

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By QuyTran, May 21, 2007 at 3:31 pm Link to this comment

Hey guys, don’t forget your “sole enemies” who are behind and ready to stab at your back !

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By atheo, May 21, 2007 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

@ nardami
Thanks for the info.

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By nardami, May 21, 2007 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment
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According to waynemadsenreoportdotcom, Fath al-Islam was reportedly started with funding and other support from the CIA and Lebanese Phalangist forces to act as a counterweight to Hezbollah. In reality, Fath al-Islam is designed to give the Bush administration, NATO, and the Fouad Siniora government a pretext for granting the U.S. military and NATO access to northern Lebanon and the Kleiaat airbase. Fath al-Islam’s activities are already being blamed on “Al Qaeda” units operating in the north of the country.

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By atheo, May 21, 2007 at 8:38 am Link to this comment

A ‘news’ report on the BBC Website (16/5/07) tells us

“The Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of militants led by al-Qaeda, has said it is holding the soldiers.” 4

But who says it’s led by ‘al-Qu’eda’? The sources for the allegation are the US military, who is not well known for telling the truth. Why doesn’t the BBC insert the word “allegedly led by al-Queda”? As to the claim by ‘The Islamic State of Iraq’, well who are they? Websites claiming this an’ that are a dime a dozen, any fool can set one up and claim whatever they want to.

As I’ve pointed out before, no investigation ever takes place of these Websites, yet tracking down the owners is as simple as doing a ‘Whois’ on the domain/IP address of the ‘al-Qu’eda’ Website. 

Lacking any justification either for the invasion or the continued occupation, a massive propaganda campaign is being waged by the ‘forces of darkness’ which utilises the vast resources at the disposal of the state to turn day into night if need be and without a single voice of opposition to this disinformation campaign being given airtime.

The real ‘enemy’ is the public, who, if apprised of the vast confidence trick being played on them by the ‘champions of democracy’, would demand to know what the hell is going on! And as the situation moves from grim to disastrous for the occupation, so the ‘al-Qu’eda/Iran’ card gets played with ever-greater frequency.

The plain fact is that every imperial ‘adventure’ follows an identical path of disinformation with the victims of the aggression presented as mere onlookers whilst an ‘international conspiracy’ by the ‘enemies of democracy’ conveniently exploits the situation.

Interestingly, whilst conspiracies by the imperium are dismissed with tedious regularity as fantasies, no such incredulity is found when it comes to ‘al-Qu’eda’, yet the sheer volume of bullshit surrounding the existence of ‘Osama’s international network of terrorists’ reveals not a shred of evidence that it even exists let alone has the ability to organise global plots that require the resources of a nation state to carry out.

http://www.iraq-war.ru/article/128709

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