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in response to reader comment: What bogus sources are you getting your info from I wonder

Submitted by ayah (Saudi Arabia), Sep 23, 2009 at 01:07

sara,
I apologize if I have offeneded you in any way ,that was not my intention, I guess you were right . my comment was really brief and unprofessional ,However it has nothing to do with a local imam or a fanatic .that is just a lame stereotype that you created from the media, the very same thing you accused me of.everything I wrote in the previous comment though brief I have read about documents written by well known western journalists that verfiied it .I explain that in the following:

1-I am not going to challenge what you said regarding the sabra and shatila massacres but claiming that the IDF was clueless about the phalangists plans is plain naive as " during the 1982 invasion of lebanon that was supposedly carried out to clean out the plo fighters in lebanon .the US sponsored a cease-fire in August ,under which the plo fighters agreed to leave for tunis ,Israel agreed not to move further into Beirut ,Two days after the plo fighters left ,Israeli troops surrounded the PALESTINIAN refugee camps south of Beirut .on september 14 after the assassination of Bashir Gemayel ,the israeli army broke its agreement with the Us and reoccupied west beirut .Israel sealed off the refugee camps and Israeli and Israeli leadrers including Ariel sharon invited right -wing Lebanese phalangists,south Lebanon army militias ,LONG ALLIED WITH ISRAEL to"clean out" alleged PlO fighters from the sabra and shatila camps on sept 16 as the israeili soldiers lit the skys with flares to light their way" .The previous was a part of an essay that was written by a journalist named Phyllis Bennis which was published in a book called"The war on Lebanon in 2006". Besides ,when you say that ariel sharon was forced to resign as a defense minister at the time but remained in the cabinet as minister without portfolio and then he was elected as prime minister in 2001,,,,,How on earth do you think this is an appropriate punishment or in any way respectful to the victims ?

2-You claimed that the separation wall was justified,but in reality it was a program backed by the us inorder to undermine the realization of palestinian national rights.the program of the "disengagement " from Gaza and the "convergence" in the west bank-in western rehtoric ,Ehud Olmert's courageous program of withdrawal from the occupied terroteries ,the reality is quite diffrent. The Gaza dissengagement was openly anounced as a west bank expansion plan.Having turned Gaza into a disaster area ,sane israeli hawks realized that there was no point leaving afew thousand settlers taking the best land and scarce resources,protected by a large part of the IDF .It made more sense to send them to the west Bank and Golan Heights(the syrian occupied lands since 1976) where new settlements programs were announced while turning Gaza into" the worlds largest prison " as israeli human rights groups accurately call it.WestBank convergence formalizes these programs of annexation ,cantonization,and improsinment .with decisive US support ,Israel is annexing valuable lands and the most important resources of the West Bank(primarily water), while carrying out settlement and infrastructure projects that divide the shrinking palestinian territories into unviable cantons ,virtually seperated from one another and from whatever pitiful corner of jerusalem will be left to the palestinians .all of these programs are recognized to be illegal in violation of numerous security council resolutions and the unanimous decision of the world court that any part of the "separation wall " "that is built to defend " the settlements is"ipso facto" illegal (US justice buergenthal in a separate declaration).Hence, about 80 ton 85% of the wall is illegal .

3-As for the Qana massacres ,in the war of 2006 the assault on the lebanese town of Qana on july 30 weeks into the war forced then secertary of state Rice to call for a cease fire. The attack on Qana returned to stark reality the decade-long memory that was begining to fade in much of the world but not in the hearts of the lebanese peaple.In 1996 the israeli air force attacked a UN peace- keeping center at Qana a small lebanese village in the south.The center was a long-established headquarters for UNIFL,the UN's observer force in place since israel's illegal occupation of southern lebanon began in 1978 its mandate was to confirm the immediate israeli withdrawal demanded by security council resolution 425.But Israel had actually expanded its occupation through southern lebanon,UNIFL had been unable to do more than monitor Israel's continued occupation and by 1996 Qana was a well known UNifl headquarters.In August 1996 hundreds of lebanese refugees most of them women,childrenand old people took refuge at the center hoping it would keep them safe from the bombardment.Instead ,the israeli air force attacked the UN center killing more than 100 Lebanese civilians and wounding several Fijian peacekeepers serving with the UNIFL.Israeli officials claimed the massacre to be "an unfortunate mistake".UN secretary General Boutrous Boutrous Ghali comissioned an investigative report.when the report was completed but before it was publicly issued it contained evidence of the presence of the israeli drone surveillence plane in the immediate area during the airstrikes thus rebutting the israeli claim that it was just an accident.The US went through alot of efforts to hide the Information but Boutrous Ghali refused to comply which is why he was denid a second term at the UN.

-I just want to say that i DONT ADVOCATE HATE if i gave that message I am deeply sorry .But I cant see and witness this amount of injustice and just keep silent.

note:
my previous comment was actually meant in response to another comment called my christian upbringing made me a christian zionist , but I think a mistake has occurred .

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