Shame of Being an American
will you say when Israel does not stay in Lebanon? And why did Hezbollah attack
Israel when Israel is not in Lebanon? Hezbollah, which is in Lebanon's government,
is pounding Israel with rockets; though not as powerful as Israel, they did
start this conflict and as members of the government have declared war. If a
renegade group of Koch had attacked Lebanon, you all would have cried for Israel
to control her border.
are responsible for controlling their borders.
~ Jonathan Graham
pitiful victim of propaganda. The Israeli soldiers, according to initial news
reports, were captured inside Lebanon. Hezbollah fired no rockets until the
Israeli attack on all of Lebanon.
So many Americans
are so proud of their total ignorance. What a pathetic people they are.
Americans DO know what is going on. The American people are fully aware of the
war crimes listed in the article, yet continue to support the individuals responsible,
just as the American people were aware of Bush's war crimes, torture, murder,
and a war of aggression – before they rewarded him with reelection in 2004.
A bitter truth
to swallow – but the truth all the same.
the reader is correct, America is irredeemable.
Summer of 1914
Dear Mr. Lind,
first time, a non-state entity has gone to war with a state not by waging an
insurgency against a state invader, but across an international boundary."
I believe, however,
that there is a precedent: The
Fenian Raid of 1866, in which Irish-American insurgents crossed the border
into British North America (the year before Confederation and the new name,
Canada). I believe this would fit into the 4th generation war category.
I enjoy your analysis
~ Ken Dirschl
in the Making
writes, "By the way, the Israelis never ended their occupation of Gaza.
They forced settlers to withdraw because it was too much trouble to guard them.
But they retained control of Gaza. Nobody can go in or out without Israeli permission."
This is false.
In November 2005, Secretary of State Rice brokered a deal whereby the Rafah
border crossing between Egypt and Gaza would be controlled by forces other than
Israel. At this crossing point, Israel has no veto power over who may enter
and exit Gaza.
According to a
Nov. 15, 2005, New York Times article by Greg Myre, "Palestinians have
never previously controlled a border crossing, but now will be able to come
and go from Gaza to Egypt without having to pass through Israeli security."
Here's the link: "Rice
Brokers Agreement on Gaza Passage."
This deal received
widespread coverage, and Charley Reese's false claim can only serve to undermine
his credibility with Antiwar.com readers. Please ask him to retract his false
~ Ronald Fine,
Highland Falls, N.Y.
bombing of Lebanon under the pretext of a single localized border incident is
proof positive that the world is in grave danger if Israel maintains its nuclear
Although the planning
may have taken years, the decision to bomb was clearly made in the heat of the
moment, irrationally and without warning or any regard to the consequences.
Even American nationals inside Lebanon whose tax dollars have paid for Israeli
bombs were not given prior notification.
That being the
case, now is the time to promote a worldwide campaign to strip Israel of all
its nuclear weapons.
At the same time,
a nuclear-free Middle East can be created, giving Iran an incentive to allay
any fears in the Western world of any clandestine nuclear activity.
~ Peter Morris
On June 28, 2006,
at 00:52, the Israeli air force fired eight missiles at the privately owned
and operated Gaza Power Plant. The precision-guided missiles hit and entirely
destroyed the step-up transformers for the GPGC and PNA 220/22kV substation.
A subsequent attack on all access roads has made it difficult to repair the
As a result of
the attack, six transformers were destroyed and a substantial portion of the
GPP production capacity was disabled. At least half of the GPP consumers in
the Gaza Strip experienced a complete blackout. It will be many months before
the destroyed power generation capacity is restored, since normal delivery time
for replacement transformers and other equipment is 12-14 months.
In addition to
the substantial humanitarian and material costs imposed upon the Palestinian
people, the Israeli attack is likely to cost American taxpayers millions of
dollars. The Gaza Power Plant was insured by the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC) for up to $48 million in damages. Morganti Group, the Connecticut-based
construction company that helped build the plan, has already informed OPIC that
it intends to submit a claim.
Wars come home
to haunt on many fronts. This is just one small example of "blowback."
~ L. Michael Hager,
former director-general, International Development Law Organization, Rome, Italy