The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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World of difference

I can't stress enough the difference between the way Hezbullah (and Lebanon) acts, and the way that the IDF (and Israel) does.

I mean, let's consider this:

Lebanese civilians chant slogans during a funeral held for victims killed when their building was hit by an Israeli raid on Monday, in Beirut August 9, 2006. REUTERS/Sharim Karim

These people are obviously upset over the dead. That's understandable, though the press still doesn't give us any clues as to whether the bodies being bandied about here are really innocent civilians, or whether they're Hezbullah combatants.

Now, compare it with this:

Israeli firemen extinguish a blaze in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona following Hezbollah rocket attacks on the town. Residents of Kiryat Shmona were piling on to buses in the first evacuation of an entire town since the creation of Israeli [sic] in 1948, as a barrage of almost 100 rockets landed from across the border. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Let me just say once again that the biggest difference between Israel and Lebanon in this conflict is that Israel, in a defensive manner, helps its citizens move away from the falling Katyusha rockets, in order to help prevent casualties.

Lebanon, on the other hand, has shown a gross negligence towards its citizens, presumably at the suggestion of Hezbullah, which has shown a mastery at manipulating the press which can hardly be surpassed. Dead civilians, according to Hezbullah, make for better press, so every effort is made to ensure that military operations are performed from within civilian areas.

This picture sums it up for me.

I think that difference alone illustrates who is behaving honorably in this conflict. What do you think?

 Tags: menahem kahana REUTERS #Israel/Lebanon War 2006


#1 malaak-jayne 01-Sep-2007
how does it sum it up for you??? r u there? how many people do you know from these countries???

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