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  • War Eternal...(Will our unwillingness to wage total war lead to eternal bloodshed?)

    08/17/2006 8:00:55 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 992+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/17/2006 | Christopher Orlet
    The noted contrarian Christopher Hitchens is fond of saying that heat is not the antithesis of light, but rather the source of it. Therefore when you want to shed light on a subject one should debate it hotly. That's exactly what John Podhoretz has been trying to do since his July 25th New York Post column -- titled "Too Nice to Win? Israel's Dilemma -- appeared. Specifically, the author asks whether the West hasn't become too nice to protect its own interests. What, asks Podhoretz, "if liberal democracies have now evolved to a point where they can no longer wage...
  • Hezbollah’s Psych-Ops (while U.N “peacekeepers” in southern Lebanon avert their gaze)

    08/04/2006 5:59:50 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 639+ views
    NRO ^ | August 04, 2006 | Clifford D. May
    Hezbollah and its foreign sponsors deserve credit: They understand the perverse psychology of the Middle East. They knew they could launch a war against Israel and then have Israel get the blame for the devastation that inevitably would follow. They knew also that if Israel failed to respond forcefully to their ground and missile attacks, they could say Israel was cowardly. And if Israel did respond forcefully, they could say Israel was a bully, its response “disproportionate” — even while insisting that Israel was doing them no serious damage. They knew they could target Israeli civilians and hide combatants and...
  • Harb launches campaign for Lahoud's resignation (Christians in Lebanon)

    10/24/2005 5:08:45 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 132+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | October 25, 2005 | Nada Bakri and Rym Ghazal
    BEIRUT: Batroun MP Boutros Harb launched a campaign Monday to unite Christian opinion in calling for the resignation of President Emile Lahoud. During a news conference held at his residence, Harb announced a "national initiative" comprising 11 items akin to a presidential political agenda, while expressing his willingness to lead and serve his country. "I call upon Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir to take responsibility of this issue and to push things toward a positive change that preserves the concerned parties' dignity, realizes Lebanon's best interest, protects the Lebanese's rights and especially the Christians and the Maronites," he said. "The Christians'...
  • After meeting Khatami, Nasrallah says Hezbollah enjoys backing of Iran

    05/13/2003 3:28:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 161+ views
    The head of Lebanon's Hizbullah said on Tuesday that he had the backing of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, despite U.S. demands and pressure. Speaking to the movement's TV station, Al Manar, following his meeting with Khatami, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said there was no daylight between him and Iran. "You know that Iran is being subjected to similar threats, under various titles, and so the Islamic Republic is also at risk," Nasrallah said when asked what Khatami had told him regarding U.S. pressure to rein in Hizbullah. "The position is one of solidarity between the Islamic Republic, Syria, Lebanon, the resistance,...
  • Lebanon: Man kills daughter to regain his ‘honor’

    01/08/2003 2:27:42 PM PST · by knighthawk · 42 replies · 386+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | January 08 2003 | Youssef Diab
    A man killed his daughter at dawn Tuesday and then surrendered to the police. He claimed that his crime was an attempt to win back his honor after suspecting his daughter of behaving inappropriately. Police reports said that the man, identified only as M.F., killed his daughter while she was asleep at his home in Roueis, a southern Beirut suburb. The man admitted to having committed the premeditated crime, saying his daughter had brought him “dishonor because of her bad conduct,” the reports added. He also said that he killed his unmarried daughter after having learned that she was pregnant...