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Saturday, August 12, 2006

A War Of Truths

Ouwet.com published (a blog written by members of the Lebanese Armed Forces) a post repeated in full here so that you will read it:
UN Resolution 1701 was voted yesterday by all members of the security council therefore putting an end to the Israeli-Hezbollah war and paving the way for UN Troops deployement in the South.

One thing is for sure, Lebanon lost but Hezbollah is the biggest loser.
Hezbollah accepted the unconditional Lebanese army deployment, therefore putting an end to his military role, and since his politics depend 99 % on his weapons, he put an end to his regional political role.

Iran and Syria were unable of influencing the decisions taken, Syria was ‘kicked’ out of the Arab league meeting in Beirut and Iran received a warning from the UN and a deadline for stoppping all nuclear activity.

Hezbollah claimed to have started the war to free the Lebanese prisoners in Israel. The UN resolution voted did not mention one word about the prisoners. the Israeli prisoners will be naturally handed to the Lebanese government since Hezbollah will be disarmed and i dont think our government is as reckless as Hezbollah to not give away the soldiers.

Both Israel and Lebanon won equally i believe, Israel by wiping out Hezbollah and giving a clear message to all terrorist groups that it ll attack anyone threatening her security and her people, whether the whole world wants it or not.
Added to that, the resolution asks Lebanon “to deploy their forces together throughout the South and calls upon the government of Israel, as that deployment begins, to withdraw all of its forces from southern Lebanon in parallel; “ which means Israel will keep on monitoring the South and will not withdraw until the Lebanese army completes its deployment, and so if Hezbollah tries something funny during this period, it ll respond without anyone telling her to stop.

Lebanon got rid of the last armed militia in his country and the government proved to be worthy handling crisis periods. We gained world wide support and put ourselves on the right track. Its true we endured major economical and human losses but the after-war period if handled properly will make Lebanon get back on its feet within 3 to 5 years time if not less.

May all those who died rest in peace and lets hope this will be the last war we have .
Truth is bitter but many in the ME have the guts to face it. Many in the west don't. I hope some of the Lebanese journalists killed in bomb blasts for writing things Syria and Hezbollah did not like can now rest in peace too.

Those who claim that all Muslims are bad should read some of the Muslim blogs and people from that area. Our press will not publish them. Big Pharoah reacts to news of more killings in Iraq:
See, why would we give a rat's fart about today's massacre in Iraq?? Lebanese civilians killed by Jews are juicy lucy, we cry over those, hold demonstrations, watch Al Jazeera's sensational programs about them, and do other stuff to show that we're very very angry. But dead Iraqi civilians? Nahhhh, they're not juicy lucy, they're bitter, who cares about them? Call us only when they're killed by Jews or Americans.
Given to me by SC&A, who is someone you ought to read, a 2004 speech by Haim Harari, who is a physicist (note the date, it is important):
I should also say a word about the millions of decent, honest, good people who are either devout Moslems or are not very religious but grew up in Moslem families. They are double victims of an outside world, which now develops Islamophobia and of their own environment, which breaks their heart by being totally dysfunctional. The problem is that the vast silent majority of these Moslems are not part of the terror and of the incitement but they also do not stand up against it. They become accomplices, by omission, and this applies to political leaders, intellectuals, business people and many others. Many of them can certainly tell right from wrong, but are afraid to express their views.

The events of the last few years have amplified four issues, which have always existed, but have never been as rampant as in the present upheaval in the region. These are the four main pillars of the current World Conflict, or perhaps we should already refer to it as "the undeclared World War III". I have no better name for the present situation. A few more years may pass before everybody acknowledges that it is a World War, but we are already well into it.
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What is behind the suicide murders? Money, power and cold-blooded murderous incitement, nothing else. It has nothing to do with true fanatic religious beliefs. No Moslem preacher has ever blown himself up. No son of an Arab politician or religious leader has ever blown himself. No relative of anyone influential has done it. Wouldn't you expect some of the religious leaders to do it themselves, or to talk their sons into doing it, if this is truly a supreme act of religious fervor? Aren't they interested in the benefits of going to Heaven? Instead, they send outcast women, naïve children, retarded people and young incited hotheads. They promise them the delights, mostly sexual, of the next world, and pay their families handsomely after the supreme act is performed and enough innocent people are dead.

Suicide murders also have nothing to do with poverty and despair. The poorest region in the world, by far, is Africa. It never happens there. There are numerous desperate people in the world, in different cultures, countries and continents. Desperation does not provide anyone with explosives, reconnaissance and transportation. There was certainly more despair in Saddam's Iraq then in Paul Bremmer's Iraq, and no one exploded himself. A suicide murder is simply a horrible, vicious weapon of cruel, inhuman, cynical, well-funded terrorists, with no regard to human life, including the life of their fellow countrymen, but with very high regard to their own affluent well-being and their hunger for power.

The only way to fight this new "popular" weapon is identical to the only way in which you fight organized crime or pirates on the high seas: the offensive way. Like in the case of organized crime, it is crucial that the forces on the offensive be united and it is crucial to reach the top of the crime pyramid. You cannot eliminate organized crime by arresting the little drug dealer in the street corner. You must go after the head of the "Family".

If part of the public supports it, others tolerate it, many are afraid of it and some try to explain it away by poverty or by a miserable childhood, organized crime will thrive and so will terrorism.
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The fourth element of the current world conflict is the total breaking of all laws. The civilized world believes in democracy, the rule of law, including international law, human rights, free speech and free press, among other liberties. There are naïve old-fashioned habits such as respecting religious sites and symbols, not using ambulances and hospitals for acts of war, avoiding the mutilation of dead bodies and not using children as human shields or human bombs. Never in history, not even in the Nazi period, was there such total disregard of all of the above as we observe now.
His entire speech should be read in full. The irony of our day is that Bush was completely right, and the entire western intelligentsia has combined to attempt to drown out the voices of the ME peoples, and declare a presumptive defeat in the face of real victory. See the law of life, which is written in every human being's heart and provides a firm and unshakeable foundation for peace. The battle is to free enough Muslims to allow them to speak their own opinions and receive a fair response to it, and the battle of the western intelligentsia is to prevent that from happening. Why? That is the question of our times. Why?


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