Urbin Report

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Not that it takes much.

The Herald Sun Reports:

This is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia.

The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.

Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.

The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend. . . . The Melbourne man who smuggled the shots out of Beirut and did not wish to be named said he was less than 400m from the block when it was obliterated.

"Hezbollah came in to launch their rockets, then within minutes the area was blasted by Israeli jets," he said.

"Until the Hezbollah fighters arrived, it had not been touched by the Israelis. Then it was totally devastated."

Hezbollah sees civilian deaths in Lebanon as a win for them. This news is not surprising to those who have been paying attention.

Mr. Reynolds has more, including:
"The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had not received agreement so far to its request to visit two Israeli soldiers abducted by Hezbollah guerrillas."

John at Powerline makes the following on target observation:
The strangest aspect of all this, of course, is that no one doubts that Israel killed the civilians in Qana accidentally while targeting terrorists, whereas, on the other hand, Hezbollah has launched hundreds of rockets into Israel for the sole and express purpose of killing civilians. Yet where is the outrage against Hezbollah? Why is it that Kofi Annan swings into action only to denounce Israel and to promote the course that Hezbollah wants, namely a time-out so that it can rebuild its terrorist infrastructure?

Mr. Reynolds follows up with: "Yeah, it's almost like he's on Hezbollah's side, or something."

Given Hezbollah's media skills, it is not outside the realm of the highly fornicating likely that the Qana photographs were staged.

Check out TigerHawk's roundup of anti-Israel demonstrations around the world. In case you miss the key point, here is his conclusion:
None of these protestors are asking for an end to war. None ask for Hezbollah to stop firing its rockets, or for Syria to stop shipping in new weapons, or for Iran to stop threatening to go to war. They all demand that Israel just take it. Who are they kidding? Other than the mainstream media, I mean.

BTW, I still hold that when someone compares the Boy Scouts of America to Hamas, it's bloody fornicating obvious that they don't share the same reality with the rational members of humanity. Further attempts at rational discussion are at this point, moot.