Saturday, August 05, 2006

15,000 Tons of Fuel lay siege on the Lebanese coast

Asharq Al Awsat (pan-Arab newspaper), August 4
translated by MideastWire

"Israel committed a new massacre in Lebanon to add to its impressive record in this area. The victim this time is the marine environment....
...The initial result of damage after a survey conducted by the Ministry of Environment shows that the contamination extends to 140 kilometers along the coast and no less than 15 meters width on land. The amounts deposited in the deep sea cannot be estimated at present due to the security situation, as reflected in the statement of the ministry.

Wael Hmeidan responsible for a group of activists and member of environmental Lebanese association 'Green Line' said to Asharq Al-Awsat that 'if crying cures, I would have directed a global call for the Mediterranean and if not for the daily massacres committed by Israel against Lebanese civilians and the continued shelling, the maritime disaster would have been a worldwide issue'... "

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Blogger RoxieAmerica said...

The current peace agreement framework will provide U.S. arms to the Lebonon government. The war, and Lebonon's military's passive action will strengthen Hezbollah within the government of Lebonon. The end result of the peace agreement will be another Bush Administration creation of a "terrorist" democracy, and the Bush Administration will out-do themselves with this one by providing significant arms to the democracy. If the leader of Hezbollah were to run for the highest office in Lebanon it is likely he would win, given the current atmosphere in Lebanon. The Bush Administration could acheive the same end result of this foreign policy disaster by simply agreeing to help Iran bomb Israel into the dust.

The Bush Administration's democracy building in the Middle East is proving to be a total failure. The world would have had more peace if the Bush Administration would have permitted the Arab world leaders to find solutions to Middle East problems. The United States and the world would have been better off if the Bush Administration had quit trying to build democracies in the "new" Middle East and instead focused on the significant problems the America faces at home.

August 05, 2006 5:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a 45 year old American, I cannot tell you how tired I am of hearing -- year after year -- about the continued violence in the Middle East. Frankly, right now, I'm not real concerned about who started anything, though I am pretty convinced that most of the Arab and Muslim population won't be happy until Israel is obliterated off the map. It really doesn't matter what Israel decides to do to appease the Palestinians, Hezbollah, the Iranians, whatever. As long as their flag still flies anywhere in that area, fanatics will stop at nothing to destroy them. So, as far as I'm concerned, Israel has carte blanche to do whatever they want to defend themselves. They can't win for losing.

Other than that, frankly any American politician that gets up and says, "Make peace NOW, or we're going to do to the Middle East what the Romans did to Carthage and render the whole goddamn region uninhabitable for the next 1000 years" has got my vote.

August 06, 2006 12:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

August 06, 2006 5:19 am  

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