Collateral Damage my Feet!

Three (one unconfirmed) Nigerians dead, four UN advisors annihilated, 500 innocent Lebanese killed and 56 villagers of Qana bits the dust, and all these is collateral damage? The going on in the Middle East is nothing short of despicable? Why the inhumanity of man to man? Why is the heart of man so wicked that even the so called civilized leaders of the world will stand by without balls to nip this conflict in the bud? On the media, there are talks of aggressor and aggression. We hear of collateral damage and giving Israel time. Time to do what? Time to kill more Arab children? Time to destroy more United Nations post? Time to recruit more future terrorists that will eventually dim the light on American civilization? Time to continue to devalue human life?

How much is an Arab life really worth to George Bush and his cohort of fundamentalist Christians in Washington? What is the ratio between the Israeli that are worth saving and the Lebanese that should die? How much of human compassion is left in all of us? Is this strike not becoming genocide in grand proportion? Who is the ICC to try Charles Taylor when Jewish leaders are not being made to face the tune for the terror they are raining daily on Druze, Arab, Christian, and Islamic Lebanese?  I guess only uncivilized Africans commit genocide. Why do we hide under the cloak of convenience while people are being slaughtered simply because they don't worship where we worship and they don't pray to the God we all claim to serve the same way? Is this not madness?

What is the use of the United Nations? An organization that is so inept its observers were slaughtered and all it could muster was a feeble resolution. A feeble resolution! Saddam disobeyed UN resolution, 14 times George Bush said and the last time he has even forgotten the number, and he invaded and sacked a nation leaving in his trail 40 000 Iraqis dead to date. On the other hand, Israel have been ignoring the 1967 resolution setting the Arab and Palestinian border for decades and nothing comes out of it: that right there is your United Nations for you. United Nations is made up of a bunch of jokers, all serving at the behest of the United States government. As far as I am concerned we should just move the whole HQ to the White House, disband the son of a gun, and just form the Coalition of the willing of course made up of US and her Aryan siblings and their cohorts: UK, EU, Russia, China, and Japan. Heck, these folks rule the world. They don't give a damn…the rest of us don't matter! They invade who they want to invade, decide who should have nuclear weapon, and determine how much of World Trade goes in and out of which country. Who needs the beast of no nation? Waste of dues.

Israeli told us their missiles are precise – American made weapons for that matter – the best of Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamic's weaponry. Their precision is well observed when the blood of fifty six Lebanese including seven children came drooling to feed the fertile soil of the middle east that makes oil from blood. Who gains from all these conflicts? Your guess is as good mine. American corporations! ExxonMobil just declared ridiculous profits of $10 billion for three months on top of oil that cost not an additional dime to bring out ground, but this conflict have driven the price up to cushion the pockets of big oil otherwise known as George Bush constituency. Big oil is selling and big weapons are happy two. In this state of Texas of mine, they both meet at a cross roads. They engage in incestuous relationship that span from Dallas to Doha and Jerusalem. And for the insane profits from sale of arms and oil, the innocent Jewish and Arab children shall know no peace, for they are all collateral damage!

How long? How long shall brothers slaughter themselves all in the name of securing a piece of a barren land? For how long shall hosts suffer the meddling of profiteering guests of differing interests? How long? How long shall Israel continue to rain bombs, misery, and blood on the innocent children of Lebanon? How long shall Hezbollah used by Persian Iran yet of the same Aryan extraction to rain bombs of Arab-Israeli town of Haifa? How long? Israel claims Hezbollah is using imprecise makeshift rockets that are launched on mobile stands that can be easily transported from village to village on donkey backs yet it dare claim it precisely targeted Qana? Why Qana? The Lord of Israel, Arabs and Nubia hear your cry oh ye women of Qana, for in the last day the bloody hands of Wall Street and Main street shall stand in judgment.

The outcome of this conflict will be two fold: there are more terrorists today than there were three weeks ago and Israel has fewer friends today in the world than it had three weeks ago. Secondly, the United States has once again proven that she is incapable of being a just mediator in this region and that she truly enjoys seeing Arab children in misery. So when it happens again, shall we ask why do they hate us? That right there is a stupid question. Are you curious why the most risky passport to carry today is the blue one? You need not look far than the biased reporting of the talking heads from Fox to MSNBC. What strikes me is that in the midst of all of these, the victor is an unnecessary villain – a callous group of people that are stung by hate but whose hate is justified daily by callousness and unparalleled detachment by the world to human suffering. Hezbollah in this conflict has emerged as the aggressor, the underdog and yet the victor. That is the sad history of the Middle East of Blood, Hate, and Despair. But in all of these, Lebanon shall rise again. I have not seen more tenacious and resilient people like the Lebanese (except of course Nigerians), for in them I find a kindred spirit that will rise economically stronger and politically more united as a multi-religious Middle Eastern state where democracy and peace will flourish. For nightmare can last for the night, but in the morning shall there be peace and light from the sunny desert of the Middle East?



1 2 3
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Palamedes posted on 07-30-2006, 13:28:04 PM
Dear Villagers,

If you have access to Al Jazeera TV Channel, may I suggest that you switch to that channel and see pictures of the carnage. What you are getting on CNN, Sky and BBC is a much sanitised picture of the carnage - you ask yourself why.

If you are in the UK and subscribes to Sky, Al Jazeera is on 799.

Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Picasso posted on 07-30-2006, 13:56:02 PM
And for those who dont have access to Al Jezeera, pls click here for graphic images of the "collateral damage".
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Denker posted on 07-30-2006, 13:59:18 PM
hi folks, chad hosts some 800,000 sudanese blacks, who fled there from the fighting in sudan's region of darfur over the last three and a half years. millions have been killed...who is talking about them...in nigeria thousands have been killed, who is talking about them..?

is a tragedy that civilians are casualties in this carnage, but, we must not forget who started all this.....is HEZBOLLAH..they are to blame for all this..that's it..!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
E.w posted on 07-30-2006, 14:12:49 PM
Really? From where do u judge the start line? I see you are so blinkered you can only see from the time 2 Israeli soldiers were kidnapped. Since 2000 when they pull out of Lebanon, Israel has continued to kill Lebanese under the pretext of going after Hezbollah. Israelis scream about resolution 1559, but they forget resolution 242 which quote

"Following the June '67, Six-Day War, the situation in the Middle East was discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council. The key issue was the insistence of the Arab states on a provision for total Israeli withdrawal. After lengthy discussion, the wording "withdrawal from territories conquered.." rather than "withdrawal from the territories conquered" was adopted. Advocates of the Arab cause chose naturally to interpret the two as equivalent. The United States, advocates of this wording, chose to interpret it as allowing for minor border adjustments. The Israeli government interpreted "minor border adjustments' in a rather liberal way. The Palestine Liberation Organization chose to reject it entirely. The final draft of the Security Council resolution was presented by the British Ambassador, Lord Caradon, on November 22, 1967. It was adopted on the same day.

This resolution, numbered 242, established provisions and principles which, it was hoped, would lead to a solution of the conflict. Resolution 242 was to become the cornerstone of Middle East diplomatic efforts in the coming decades"

To this day, israel have ignored resolution 242. But the convinently call for 1559.


For your information the 2 soldiers were captured in Lebanon.



QUOTE:
hi folks, chad hosts some 800,000 sudanese blacks, who fled there from the fighting in sudan's region of darfur over the last three and a half years. millions have been killed...who is talking about them...in nigeria thousands have been killed, who is talking about them..?

is a tragedy that cilivians are casualities in this carnage, but, we must not forget who started all this.....is HEZBOLLAH..they are to blame for all this..that's it..!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Denker posted on 07-30-2006, 14:32:59 PM
RESOLUTION 1559 (2004)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5028th meeting, on 2 September 2004

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) of 19 March 1978, resolution 520 (1982) of 17 September 1982, and resolution 1553 (2004) of 29 July 2004 as well as the statements of its President on the situation in Lebanon, in particular the statement of 18 June 2000 (S/PRST/2000/21),

Reiterating its strong support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized borders,

Noting the determination of Lebanon to ensure the withdrawal of all non- Lebanese forces from Lebanon,

Gravely concerned at the continued presence of armed militias in Lebanon, which prevent the Lebanese Government from exercising its full sovereignty over all Lebanese territory,

Reaffirming the importance of the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory,

Mindful of the upcoming Lebanese presidential elections and underlining the importance of free and fair elections according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence,

Reaffirms its call for the strict respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and political independence of Lebanon under the sole and exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon throughout Lebanon;

Calls upon all remaining foreign forces to withdraw from Lebanon;

Calls for the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non- Lebanese militias;

Supports the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory;

Declares its support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon’s upcoming presidential election conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence;

Calls upon all parties concerned to cooperate fully and urgently with the Security Council for the full implementation of this and all relevant resolutions concerning the restoration of the territorial integrity, full sovereignty, and political independence of Lebanon;

Requests that the Secretary-General report to the Security Council within thirty days on the implementation by the parties of this resolution and decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

@e.w...don't forget to mention 8 isreali soldiers killed within isreal territory..! relevant at this point is total implementation of 1559...that's it..!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Palamedes posted on 07-30-2006, 15:39:57 PM
ithinkbetter

QUOTE:
@e.w...don't forget to mention 8 isreali soldiers killed within isreal territory..!

I see you are more concerned with Israeli death and 800,000 Sudanese in Chad but not the Nigerians killed on duty by the Israeli in Lebanon territory - unless I am wrongly assuming that you are a Nigerian, in which case, please accept my apologies.
QUOTE:
Resolution 1559 (2004). Adopted by the Security Council at its 5028th meeting, on 2 September 2004 ...

What is your point?
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Denker posted on 07-30-2006, 16:17:04 PM
@palamedes, is my job to do the thinking for you, read the resolution 1559...! the facts are there...!

isreal is not the problem, hamas and hezbollahs must be defeated either militarily or politically..that's it...!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Bunch17 posted on 07-30-2006, 16:26:43 PM
What about all the resolutions that Isreal has ignored over 20 years? I find it barbaric to say the leat that anyone would support an action where for every combatant killed there are 20 civilian casualties.

I find it disgusting that a Nigerian would on this forum defend the killing of Nigerian peacekeeper by another country.

Shame on you!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
Denker posted on 07-30-2006, 16:31:20 PM
@Bunch17..shame descends upon you, how many igbos have you been killing in nigeria, why can't you send those monkey nigerian soldiers right there in the north to protect all these innocent igbos, don't come here and talk about all these arabs here, i don't give a fucck about them...! i think i have made myself clear here.... monkeyhead!
Re: .Collateral Damage my Feet!
E.w posted on 07-30-2006, 16:40:06 PM
Mr Ithinkbetter, go learn to spell Israel first before u start debating on issues to which u have no clue about. Although u are entitled to ur opinion, I can't see how u can justify the carpet bombing of civilians. Kidnapping, assassinations and land grabbing has been Israel motto since the end of the 2nd world war. Any one criticizing Israel is considered anti Semitic.

It seem to me the life of an Arab child is worth less than an Israeli.



QUOTE:
RESOLUTION 1559 (2004)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5028th meeting, on 2 September 2004

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) of 19 March 1978, resolution 520 (1982) of 17 September 1982, and resolution 1553 (2004) of 29 July 2004 as well as the statements of its President on the situation in Lebanon, in particular the statement of 18 June 2000 (S/PRST/2000/21),

Reiterating its strong support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized borders,

Noting the determination of Lebanon to ensure the withdrawal of all non- Lebanese forces from Lebanon,

Gravely concerned at the continued presence of armed militias in Lebanon, which prevent the Lebanese Government from exercising its full sovereignty over all Lebanese territory,

Reaffirming the importance of the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory,

Mindful of the upcoming Lebanese presidential elections and underlining the importance of free and fair elections according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence,

Reaffirms its call for the strict respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and political independence of Lebanon under the sole and exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon throughout Lebanon;

Calls upon all remaining foreign forces to withdraw from Lebanon;

Calls for the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non- Lebanese militias;

Supports the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory;

Declares its support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence;

Calls upon all parties concerned to cooperate fully and urgently with the Security Council for the full implementation of this and all relevant resolutions concerning the restoration of the territorial integrity, full sovereignty, and political independence of Lebanon;

Requests that the Secretary-General report to the Security Council within thirty days on the implementation by the parties of this resolution and decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

@e.w...don't forget to mention 8 isreali soldiers killed within isreal territory..! relevant at this point is total implementation of 1559...that's it..!
1 2 3
Please register before you can make new comment