Friday, 4 August 2006

And Still It Goes On...

I'm surprised the stench of death isn't disturbing all the thumb twiddling that our leaders are doing.

France has circulated a revised resolution calling for an immediate end to hostilities and spelling out the conditions for a permanent ceasefire, no doubt it will take some time and by then even more people will have been added to the coffin counter.

Today, Lebanon was further cut off from the rest of the world when Israel destroyed four key bridges north of Beirut, blocking a vital aid supply route. Thus the WFP convoy, carrying supplies and emergency personnel to Beirut, was stuck. As were the UN trucks, so aid shipments would be slowed and add to this that UN teams have so far been refused permission to assess the damage caused by the bombing, means that further unnessasary loss of life is happening.

Israel also attacked the airport under false pretences and four Israeli missiles hit a refrigerated warehouse where farm workers were loading vegetables near the Lebanon-Syria border, killing at least 33 people, with at least 11 other workers were wounded in the attack and more were likely buried under the rubble.

Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of war crimes: "In some instances, Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted civilians ... the failures cannot be dismissed as mere accident and cannot be blamed on wrongful Hezbullah practices. In some cases, these attacks constitute war crimes...Israeli forces have fired with war planes and artillery on dozens of civilian vehicles, many flying white flags"

As many as 900 Lebanese have been killed by Israel's three-week onslaught, and one million, a quarter of the population, have been forced to flee their homes.

7 comments:

  1. In this time of distress, let us not be brought so low to engender more hate. Or atleast not against one unified group such as the Jews or Israelis. Many Americans detest war, the same is true of Israel as well as Britain. It is the people in power that have the biggest hand in this, and it probably goes far beyond what any news channel is reporting.

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  2. Big Brother was really good tonight as Mikey got evicted. Never like the cock-nosed Scouse plank...

    Whoops...wrong forum...

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  3. JJ: Engender more hate? SO we have to rise above while those in power swim in shit and kill innocents.

    The moral highground is made of the blood of dead children.

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  4. Hate does nothing but fester and ooze until we are left impotent, unsatisied, and full of regret, yet too proud to admit any of these.
    We must be guided not by some arbitrated principles of good or bad, but follow the only instrument from which good or bad can be truely derived; our hearts. Consider then, letting your compassion guide you. Donate money to relief funds or support organizations that advocate for peace in the Middle-East.

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.

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  5. When have I advocated acts of violence against Israel? Again, you speak truisms, eye for an eye is totally alien to my belief system, I am doing all I can to make some tiny difference to the situation there but that doesn't mean the people suffering can't get angry and can't voice their distress.

    Hate also has a purpose.

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  6. This is so sad. We all see this on the news every single day--more violence, more killing. Daniel, I give you a project: Please post about something positive. Tell us how your acting is doing. Tell us about your lovely lady friend. Tell us about a funny drunk moment of yours where you embarassed yourself or something. I look forward to a different post--just one will satisfy me.

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