Saturday, July 29, 2006

Israel shuts'em up good like.

From Wayne Madsen:

Our intelligence sources report that the Israeli Defense Force attack on Lebanon is being carried out as a joint Israeli-U.S. military operation. Moreover, there are joint Israeli and U.S. war rooms coordinating the U.S.-supported Israeli attacks on Lebanon. The ultimate aim of Washington and Jerusalem is not only to eliminate Hezbollah as a political force in Lebanon but also to remake Lebanon as an American and Israeli client state.

Makes sense to me. Why the hell else would all this start? Remember the 2 Israeli soldiers were captured in Lebanese territory controlled by Hezbollah. Again, I'm not defending Hezbollah, I just want to keep straight who really started this. And soldiers weren't abducted in Gaza, so that has nothing to do with the bombings there.

The deliberate Israeli attack on a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) outpost in southern Lebanon was the result of that post gaining information of Israeli atrocities committed against the civilian Lebanese population.

Again, makes total sense. It reminds me of the deliberate bombing of Al Jazeera by US forces. I think this is a result of old style military tactics mixing with new style military tactics and the fact that information can be zipped around the world in a matter of seconds in almost real time. So the old school military tactics of bombing and raiding and killing news outlets and journalists is meeting the new information technology and everyone knows about it. In the past, you'd rarely if ever hear about these things and they were deftly dismissed by officials.

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