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Monday, July 31, 2006

Hear about the Lebanese executions by Hizbollah?

There were 18 people accused of being spies for Israel to pinpoint where Hizbollah was hiding by using phosphorescent paint to trace their tracks. They were executed a week ago. This is a normal, paranoid, reaction employed by terrorists all over the ME.

We see this happening in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, well, you get the point. You do not even have to be at war to be accused of helping Israel or harming 'national security'.

But Israel is the war criminal? Let us look into that, shall we? The IDF (Israeli Defense Force) wears uniforms. Hizbollah hides in the middle of women and children who are forced to stay when the IDF tells them to flee. Hizbollah fires indiscriminately into civillian crowds, while the IDF targets military sites.

You are so quick to call on the Geneva Convention, do you know what it says about this behavior? Hizbollah, NOT Israel, is committing war crimes. I pray one day your eyes will be opened so you may be able to tell the difference between good and evil, right from wrong. God help us all if you do not.

H/T to Olivier Guitta from CounterTerrorism Blog.
Source: Art. 4. Persons protected by the Convention are those who, at a given moment and in any manner whatsoever, find themselves, in case of a conflict or occupation, in the hands of a Party to the conflict or Occupying Power of which they are not nationals.

Nationals of a State which is not bound by the Convention are not protected by it. Nationals of a neutral State who find themselves in the territory of a belligerent State, and nationals of a co-belligerent State, shall not be regarded as protected persons while the State of which they are nationals has normal diplomatic representation in the State in whose hands they are.

Update: I have been reading some of my favorite sites, and I came across these two (I haven't had time to do much reading so if you are not included, please forgive me): Dagney's Rant and Jack Lewis. What these people have to say is remarkably familiar, yet stunning. Why did we not know about this? Who is covering this? More importantly, who's side are they on?

To find out what I'm referring to, please read their sites by clicking on their names. I will give you a hint, though. Remember Janin.

Category: Israel, Lebanon and Terrorism.