Father Mansour Labaky,
the priest of Damour,
describes the Palestinian massacre of Christians:
"An entire family had been killed, the Can'an family, four children all dead, and the mother, the father, and the grandfather. The mother was still hugging one of the children. And she was pregnant. The eyes of the children were gone and their limbs were cut off. No legs and no arms. It was awful."
"But on that day, when the final onslaught came, hundreds of the Christians were killed. Father Labaky goes on: 'The attack took place from the mountain behind. It was an apocalypse. They were coming, thousands and thousands, shouting
'Allahu Akbar! God is great! Let us attack them for the Arabs, let us offer a holocaust to Mohammad '
And they were slaughtering everyone in their path, men, women and children.'
Whole families were killed in their homes. Many women were gang-raped, and few of them left alive afterwards."
Arafat was never arrested for the 1976 Damour massacre,
despite the fact it was his own men carried it out.
Even though no Israelis carried out the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre,
300,000 Israelis demonstrated
against it, furious that Israel had not stopped it,
even though the Palestinians were their enemies.
This is the difference between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
When have Palestinians ever demonstrated in large numbers
following a killing of Israeli innocents?
If this has ever happened, let me know here.
Likewise, an Israeli inquiry
sacked the Defense Minister
and sacked and demoted other senior figures in the army and intelligence.
When have the Palestinians ever held an inquiry
into the killing of Israeli innocents?
If this has ever happened, let me know here.
While I can understand the fury directed at the Israelis
(such as Sharon)
who failed to prevent the massacre,
I cannot understand why all the fury seems to be directed at them.
Surely 90 percent of the fury should be directed at the people who actually
carried out the massacre, butchers like
and the people who carried out other similar massacres at the time, butchers like
is the only engagement of the Irish army that I think is actually
harmful and should stop.
Everyone should simply support Israel
against its enemies.
We should not be neutral.
UNIFIL do not help the IDF fight Hezbollah.
(Just as previously they did not help the IDF fight the PLO.)
They do not help disarm Hezbollah.
They in effect give cover for Hezbollah re-arming and re-building their military infrastructure in South Lebanon.
(Just as previously they in effect gave cover to PLO attacks on Israel and on Lebanese Christians.)
They restrict IDF operations against Hezbollah.
(Just as previously they restricted IDF operations against the PLO.)
During the Israeli invasion in 1982,
UNIFIL (including Irish troops)
were actually under orders to try to stop the Israeli force.
UNIFIL are harmful and should be disbanded.
The Irish army force
should be brought home from the Lebanon.
No brave Irish soldier should risk his life for the UN's false political view
of the Israel-Lebanon situation.
I support the IDF in Lebanon.
I don't support the UN mission.
It should be shut down, and all UN troops should leave.
Irish UNIFIL soldiers honour their dead at the memorial in
No more should be put at risk.
Israel should manage her own security.
Irish troops should come home.
Also found here.
Hizbollah are a terrorist and reactionary Islamofascist group
funded and heavily armed by the terror state of
and they essentially act as an agent of Iran's foreign policy in Lebanon.
They are also supported by the terror state of Syria.
They aim to destroy the country of Israel,
expel or exterminate the entire Jewish population,
and enslave Lebanon under fundamentalist Islamic rule.
Lebanon will never be free as long as Hizbollah exists.
From massacre in Madrid to carnage in Qamishli: Fact and Fiction
by the Kurd, Kamal Mirawdeli,
on Robert Fisk's inability to criticise Syria.
Fisk can live safely in Lebanon because he never says anything
to upset the locals.
He knows that if he criticises the free countries of America and Israel,
nothing will happen to him.
But if he criticises Syria (or supports Israel),
he would not be able to live safely in Lebanon.
Mirawdeli says with bitterness about people like Fisk:
"To report Arabs or Arab regimes crimes against colonised, enslaved non-Arab
nationalities in Arab racist states is an area which is a taboo for Western media."
Mirawdeli is scathing about Fisk's "newspaper",
and refers to
"the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which thankfully led to the destruction of two greatest evil
regimes in todays world with whom Robert Fisk and
Independent, it seems, were quite happy"
"How criminally dishonest for Arabist and supposedly knowledgeable Orientalist Robert Fisk to link
the case of terrorism to injustices done to the Islamic world!!
Was it an act of injustice to topple
Saddam? Hasn't Robert Fisk been in Iraq and seen for himself
over 300 mass graves containing over
300,000 bodies of old and young men and women and children,
shot or buried-alive? Was the Taliban
an example of just Islamic law and government
and did the US and Britain do injustice by destroying
"And what just cause do the terrorists have apart
from being fanatic bloodthirsty fanatics
obsessed with Jihad and imposing sharia on everyone
and every society if they can and by so doing
imposing the law of jungle and system of darkness of humanity?"
"If Robert Fisk is so concerned about justice in Islamic
countries why doesn't he do an honorable thing, for a change, and find out and report the injustices the
Kurdistani people have been suffering at the
hands of Ba'thist fascist of
Arab racist state of Syria
Because Fisk would be afraid to do that, is the answer.
If you think I am too hard on Fisk,
show me articles he has written along the lines of:
"Assad: Unelected dictator must go"
"Hezbollah: Reactionary medieval Islamists have no place in Lebanon"
Show me his strongest writing against Syria and Hezbollah.
Tell me here.
Show me something he has written that actually takes some guts.
Criticising Israel while living in Lebanon (or even in Israel) takes no guts.
Fisk criticises Assad's Syria during the Syrian uprising, 21 June 2011. But he can't resist attacking Israel in the same article.
On Assad's excuses for killing civilians:
"Odd, this. For the "gunman" in the crowd, the "terrorist" using civilians as "human shields" is a myth propagated for decades by the Israeli army when they kill civilians, by the French army in Algeria, by the British Army in Northern Ireland, by Nato forces in Afghanistan. By God, our Bashar is in good company!"
Robert Fisk, the man who is always wrong,
15 April 2003
on the claim back in 2003 that
Hizbollah had a large number of missiles pointed at Israel:
"Take the article in The New York Times
... which last month announced that the Syrian-supported Hizbollah resistance in Lebanon
had 10,000 missiles that could fly to Tel Aviv and
"leave in their wake devastation more terrible than anything Israel has ever known".
The missiles are a myth - I travel the roads of southern Lebanon every two weeks
and there are no such missiles, as the UN force there will confirm"
In 2006, Hizbollah
attacked Israel with 4,000
of these missiles
whose existence Robert Fisk was unaware of.
"I love America. Tell Bush to come here. Thank him, thank Chirac.
This is a great day for all Arab people."
"Thank's Free World.
... We thank Mr. Bush for his position.
... We love the American people. Please don't let Bush forget us. Your support is very important.
... We want to change. We need freedom. Please don't let Bush forget us.
... Our hope is America. We believe in democracy in the Middle East."
They will need to liberate themselves from the thugs of
The Irish leftist
Richard Boyd Barrett laughs at the Lebanon revolution, 14 Mar 2005, and is delighted that Islamist Hezbollah is fighting back:
"US propaganda about democracy in Lebanon has been answered by 500,000
Lebanese on the streets rejecting calls for Syrian withdrawal
and telling the US to stay out of their affairs."
And he tries to smear the democracy protesters:
"The smaller US-supported protests were in large part organised by the same Christian Phalange
forces that carried out the massacre of Palestinians with Israel's assistance
in Sabra and Shatila in 1982."
The same day he wrote this,
1 million brave Lebanese came out to protest for democracy, against Syria
and against Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
The Irish left, and the western left, are on the wrong side of history again.
Because they do not understand human nature - that people want to be free
- the left got the Berlin Wall wrong in 1989.
And it's getting this revolution wrong too.
Many people were struck by a quote from
the America-hating, Jew-hating,
Lebanese Druze leader, Feb 2005:
"It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq.
I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them,
it was the start of a new Arab world.
The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing.
The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."
With American troops on his border ready to intervene,
the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad
is getting scared:
"Please send this message: I am not Saddam Hussein. I want to cooperate.",
said the unelected thug.
Gates of Vienna
on the Arab world waking up:
"It's the "thirst to live a democratic life with dignity"
that is driving this change in attitude.
Imagine having lived in the desert for a long, long time, dreaming of water.
Imagine a well being drilled right in your own courtyard."
Gates of Viennathanks Lebanon for taking the baton after Iraq.
If this revolution sweeps the Middle East, it will be because of Lebanon.
Truly the Lebanese are heroes.
"Thank you, Lebanon, for rushing in where angels fear to tread."
"We are not fighting so
that you will offer us something. We are fighting to
former leader of
summing up what Islamists want from the West.
"The Jews invented the legend of the Nazi atrocities.
So long as there is a state called Israel, disasters and suffering will continue.
This is a cancerous body in the region.
... When a cancer is discovered, it must be dealt with fearlessly; it must be uprooted.
Anyone who reads the Koran and the holy writings of the monotheistic religions
sees what they did to the prophets, and what acts of madness and slaughter
the Jews carried out throughout history.
Anyone who reads these texts cannot think of co-existence with them, of peace with them,
or about accepting their presence, not only in Palestine of 1948
but even in a small village in Palestine,
because they are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment."
current leader of Hezbollah, Apr 2000.
"It is an open war until the elimination of Israel
and until the death of the last Jew on earth."
taking responsibility for the suicide bombing of the
Israeli Embassy in Argentina.
"If they" [the Jews]
"all gather in Israel,
it will save us the trouble of going after them world wide."
current leader of Hezbollah, October 2002.
"a few years ago, a great French philosopher, Roger Garaudy, wrote a scientific book.
He did not offend, curse, or insult anyone. He wrote a scientific research of an academic nature,
in which he discussed the alleged Jewish Holocaust in Germany.
He proved that this Holocaust is a myth."
- Hassan Nasrallah,
complains about the one-sidedness of these quotes,
and I reply.
His blog seems to have vanished,
so here is the discussion: