Skip to comments.Arab Despots, Not Israel, Are Now Under A Greater Threat
Posted on 08/03/2006 7:18:41 PM PDT by blam
Arab despots, not Israel, are now under a greater threat
Hizbullah's resistance to the region's military superpower will cause tremors in Egypt and Jordan - and even Syria
Jonathan Steele in Tyre
Friday August 4, 2006
The Guardian (UK)
Unlike good children, Israel's drones are heard but not seen. Officially called unmanned aerial vehicles, these "eyes in the sky" circle south Lebanon day and night. Between six and 12 feet long, they are little more than cameras and a motor.
They usually fly too high to be spotted, but they make a noise so loud you cannot forget it, like a swarm of wasps on a summer afternoon. Their engines give the impression of being souped up, both as a warning to any Hizbullah rocket-launcher that Big Brother has you in his sights but also as a device to intimidate and madden an entire population - what torturers call "white noise".
Glued to the monitors that display live pictures from these irritating machines, Israel's targeteers behold a fearsome picture. Whether it touches their consciences I do not know, but what unfolds before them is a tableau of massive devastation. Forget, for a moment, the columns of cars with refugees streaming north. Ignore, if you will, the corpses rotting in the open. Just concentrate on the physical inventory - roads disfigured by bomb craters, towns made uninhabitable, shopping parades gutted, houses collapsed like souffles gone horribly wrong. For two days this week Israel offered a "humanitarian" pause.
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The author lost me here.
Is he talking about Lebanon or Israel?
It's the Guardian -- shouldn't be hard to guess!
To conclude that the West (specifically US/UK) have lost ANYTHING for supporting Israel is insanity, pure and simple.
Same to suggest that Hezbollah has, or will, win anything.
In Mr. Steele's world, it would be so much more convenient if Israel just layed down and died...
I figure the Israelis found that preferable than having the territory just south of their border with Lebanon impossible to live in for years to come.
"Can Hizbullah's victory in Lebanon be the harbinger of other Arab victories to come?"
Huh? Hizbullah's VICTORY?? They got their a**es kicked and Israel's not done yet!
"Israel's Lebanese adventure, and the Bush/Blair folly in supporting it, have done the west damage that will last for many, many years."
Hezbollah won by getting their country destroyed for two hostages? If they keep listening to Iran they will be living in a country that cannot feed it's vermin.
Yea, and what about the rats, they've got to eat too.
Seeing this in your enemy's lands sounds like a beautiful picture to me.
I am continually mystified as to why Israel drop leaflets and warns their enemies of impending airstrikes. All this does is allow the Hezbos time to escape.
If they were fighting a real war the casualty numbers would be much, much higher. I am convinced that 98% of the "civilians" hit are actually Hezbo, or at least Hezbo sympathizers. I do not understand the significance of destroying buildings without destroying the enemies in them. The Hezbos will regroup and commandeer undamaged buildings.
If you let vermin take up residence in your house, you may suffer from the extermination effort.
I'm convinced that 98% of the civilians hit would like to leave, but are being prevented by Hezbollah, so they can be used as shields or propaganda.
Same here, agree. After all, the Hezbos wear civilian clothes. When they die, the MSN says "poor civilians, boo-hoo". These arab cowards will never have my sympathy. Kill them, kill them all.
The bar for victory has been set extremely low. If they can survive an air raid they won the battle. If they can indiscriminantly fire an obsolete rocket in the direction of an Isreali city they are unstoppable. In the mean time, hundreds if not 1000's of these terrorist have been sent to meet Allah. The whole place has become AWR, Allah's Waiting Room. And that is the ultimate victory, sending them all off to meet their maker.
The them being referred to is the Israeli operators of the drones.
As another post below notes, this is the UK Guardian. So there is no reason to expect anything except highly slanted, pro-anybody-who-is-against-Israel style reporting.
Israel has...already made [southern Lebanon] impossible to live in for years to come. That much is certain, even though other consequences of this invasion are still shrouded in the fog of peace.
This "invasion"! Crimey, I've always heard the expression "How soon they forget", but this has to be a new record.
Barricades and checkpoints with armed men at them, could do a lot. Terrorizing the citizens by making a few "examples" of them.
Mow 'em down? What kind of propaganda is that?
Why not? They'd blame it on Israel and 90% of the world would believe it.
Note: this topic is from 8/03/2006. Thanks blam.