Live from an Israeli bunker

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

This blog can't be correct, I don't believe you!

I've done my best since the start of this blog to do these things: Show and tell you what is not being shown and told about Israel. Give you an idea of how life is here. And finally, explain the situation best I can to counter the wrong impression main stream media might leave you with. I gave it my all.

Countless times now I've heard this blog was an eyeopener, and appreciation for it. Countless times I've heard stubborn and illogical denial. People bring me arguments and tell me things that they believe show that Israel is wrong or bad, and I respond and prove them wrong. But once I do, they go into deep denial. Israel has got to be wrong, this blog has got to be wrong. Their world view does not permit a different line of thinking or the possibility even. Some people will just refuse to listen and form their opinions in advance. If they are proven wrong I must be lying.

The great thing about it all that I am not alone in doing what I do. So let me clear the floor and give my counterparts in Lebanon a chance to try and make you see:

"Hezbollah didn’t only take 2 Israeli soldiers hostages, but he took Lebanon hostage and gave it to its masters (Iran & Syria) as a bargaining chip. Do we Lebanese have a saying in all this? Did Hassan Nasrallah ask us, the Lebanese, if we agreed on such operation? He doesn’t care. He thinks he is untouchable and any decision he makes, we the Lebanese, must obey it. After all he is a Muslim religious leader and Allah path is the right one. He threatened every single Lebanese, right after kidnapping the Israeli soldiers, he asked all Lebanese to stand by his resistance or else. Or else, what? You will pull your Imam Ali sward and cut our heads?

This government still labels Hezbollah a resistance. How can they label it a resistance while it doesn’t even report to them? How they can label it a resistance while it calls itself The Islamic Resistance? Does this government understand that such resistance doesn’t believe in a country called Lebanon?

This, so called government, has not authority or rule over an Islamic resistance in Lebanon. Yet this resistance is represented in government and in parliament. How a country can be sovereign if it has on its soil a military force that doesn’t take order from the government or the national army? How can Lebanon be sovereign if Hezbollah keeps its arms and decides on its own when to drag our country to war?

Hezbollah, like any other Islamic group, joins the political democratic process and once they get what they want, they are the first to open fire on democracy.

But if we really look into it, we noticed, even after September 11 and even of what is going in Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, India, London, Madrid… The west still doesn’t get it. The west still thinks with reason they will win over radicalism. They still do not get it. Neither money, reason, houses, infrastructure … Will change a single thing. They will take your money, they will talk to you, they will let you build their towns and infrastructure but when you blink, they will stick a dagger in your back. What is more important of all this for them is simply … Islam." - Hezbollah took us hostages. Ouwet.com.

"..This feeling of inferiority was translated later as a protest movement led by Moussa el Sadr, a relative of late Iranian leader Khomeini. Supported by Iranians from one side and Leftist movements from the other side, both wanting at the time to weaken the Christians accusing them of abusing their power.

It didn’t take much before the Moussa el Sadr movement turned into an armed militia and later after his death in the early 80s, the Hezbollah ‘Party of God’ became popular, a party inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran, wanting to islamize Lebanon and get rid of the Israeli state.

Their slogan was the Islamic Revolution in Lebanon, and back in the mid 80s Hassan Nasrallah was quoted as saying “Lebanon is for Muslims and cannot be governed except by Muslims”.

Since the Taef agreement and up till today, the harm this party has done to Lebanon is unimaginable...

Finally their master-plan showed up recently when they kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers, therefore dragging Lebanon into a regional war and causing a major destruction of all its infrastructures and a probable invasion.

Some say Israel’s answer was not measured, I say Hezbollah was expecting it and I am starting to believe neutralizing it militarily is the only way to finish it off. If you carefully check how Hezbollah was operating in the past 10 years, you ll understand not only Israel’s reaction but the worlds reaction to the Israeli war." - Hezbollah: Lebanon #1 Enemy. Ouwet.com

"What would happen if a cease fire did take place? Sure, it would stop the violence and destruction, and it would stop the murderous...But only for now. It would also leave Hezbollah more determined to wage their war against their "enemy" in the future. It would also give Hezbollah more leverage in their "I told you so" argument against the Lebanese government in their attempts for disarmament. Now, in their eyes, they have a reason to stay armed. This will only make the Lebanese internal situation worse. It will always keep the Israeli government on alert and ready for action. Worse of all, it will keep an organization with hate in its heart armed and dangerous, and welcome for war... Which is no good for anyone who truly wants peace. If there is a cease fire now, i can't help but think it may make the situation worse. Is it not too late, has the fighting gone too deep to stop now?.. Shouldn't it be left to finish. If it doesn't , will it not be worse for everyone in the longrun? In Lebanon, the tip has been lit. If you blow out the flame now, the remainder of the match will be left to burn sooner or later...Hezbollah will never put out the flame...So do we leave the match to burn all the way now, or leave it until we rebuild Lebanon and re-light it only for another round of destruction? ...I don't know....Something to think about...." - Let the flame burn?. thethinkingleb.blogspot.com.

"[Talking about the Hezbollah and others mind set] ..As long as we take a couple of their guys down with us. As long as we kill some Israelis. Nothing else matters. Economy, development, education, reconciliation after 15 years of civil war are all meaningless when it comes to fighting the Good Fight. Lebanon itself can of course be sacrificed. As usual. After all, it is easy to sacrifice others when the only ideology you've ever been allowed to embrace is hate for Israel." - With friends like these. thethinkingleb.blogspot.com.

"Moreover, a number of trucks filled with ammunition was sent from Syria by Rafaat Assad's son (President Assad's first cousin) to Jabal Mihsin, a dominantly Alawite area in Tripoli. Again, the Military Intelligence managed to intercept the shipment." - Iraqizing Lebanon. lebanesebloggers.blogspot.com.

"There remains a third option: to split with Hezbollah now and openly ally with Israel and the U.N. to implement 1559 in full. Civilian casualties from Israeli attacks would decline precipitously as joint Israeli-Lebanese teams will be far more effective at rooting out terrorists. Israel would be sure to leave once the job is done, and Lebanon could become a fully-functioning democracy, with Western aid and Lebanese enterprise rebuilding the country far more effectively than Iranian money and Hizbollah graft and extortion could.

All that's required is courage from Lebanese politicians. The willingness to put one's life on the line for one's country. The sort of courage Hariri accepted before his assassination. We know exactly how the Lebanese people respond to that kind of courage... Forget hatred. Choose survival and life instead!" - To Save Lebanon. solomon2.blogspot.com.

"Such a decision is taken by its head, Hassan Nasrallah, within the Shura Qarar, the highest decision-making body of the movement. It consists of seven members, two of whom are Iranians attached to the Iranian embassy in Beirut, and who are tied to the intelligence services of Tehran. Through them, Iran knows exactly what Hezbollah is doing, especially when the decision goes beyond the normal red lines, such as attacking Israel outside the Shebaa Farms. In this case, Hezbollah also consults with the Syrians, because the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers carries implications for Syria's security. The consultations with Damascus are often done through the liaison Hassan Khalil, who is in contact with the military intelligence services in Damascus." - How Was Hezbollah's Decision Made. beirut2bayside.blogspot.com.


This morning we had 5 sirens, they kept missing until the last one. 24 injured, about 16 rockets hit Haifa and over 40 more in the north. At least I know who is and isn't shooting.

59 Comments:

  • (from South Africa)

    Yesterday I read a comment by someone mentioning South Africa and compared it against the Israel/Lebanon situation.

    I quote "But you can not deceive yourself .. The Whites in South Africa needed hundreds of years to realize the obvious .. the arrogance of power can not be the solution"

    aah... Yes... ...the obvious... ...

    Since October 2001 more farmers in SA have died than US troops in afghanistan and iraq. The world is protesting about
    the 300 civilians in Lebanon, what about the 2500+ farmers in SA that have been murdered... hush hush... tourism = money. Lets take a peak into the rest of the violence, murders... no bunker to hide in.

    Yesterday at the end of day 12 there were reportedly 375 casualties in lebanon and 39 in Israel. At the current rate of 34.5 casualties a
    day compared to 55 to 70 murders a day in South Africa, Lebanon is a safer place to stay... stop whining! Anyone want to swop? Media is a bad thing. Who can write the most shocking story, who can rock the emotions of the world. How about I post some pictures of a 18 month old baby that has been gang raped repeatedly? Mmm, satisfying, thinkable?

    Last night when I arrived home I heard the news that someone was murdered 300meters from our house the previous night, someone thought it necessary to stick a knife in the victims skull. Well that explains the dogs being so restless last night. It is not the first time. I live in a town with constant international visitors. I started to think about Lebanon, the world protesting about the now 400 civilian lives that have been lost. Young children that were burned due to a bomb from IDF. I started to recall a few incidents in the last few days here at home in my couple of square kilometers of life, home, work, shops, 20 000 population, far away from the "WAR". A few days ago I went fishing, lovely place, the view/nature is incredible, the trip didnt last long, we went home early. Luckily so as the next day they found the body of a woman 30m from where we were fishing, she started to decompose, she has been there for quite some time. That explains the smell. Apparently murdered somewhere else and dumped in the water. Last week a 57 year old man was attacked with a peace of concrete, his skull cracked, he survived, they took his phone. Last week the chief commander of the police force was arrested, two 16 year old girls opened a case of rape against him. About two weeks ago another police officer was arrested for raping his three daugters, 16, 14 and 8, the two older girls were pregnant. Is that also because of apartheid? Or was the economy and unemployment the cause of that? A country without a police force. I would prefer the third degree burns from a bomb. I guess we got used to it, hearing and seeing far worse things than some burns, limbs being blown off. How about an olderly woman being raped and then stabbed to death with a blunt stick? Well if the crime is not enough, the conviction rate of murder is 10% and rape 6%. Yes, that means you have a 90% of getting away with murder in South Africa. It gets worse, many criminals get released early from prison, there are not enough prisons to put them. They are on the streets and recommit the same crimes. You come to realise that life is short, life is volatile, give me Israel/Lebanon any day. First it is scary then it becomes depressingly funny.

    I am reading CNN online as I type this. Title "U.S. cracks down on Iraq death squads" I quote "Last week, at least 200 Iraqis were reported to be killed across the country.". Shocking news... however last week for every iraqi who was killed, two south africans were murdered. Now can the U.S. please crack down the death squads in SA?

    No bunker to hide in, life goes on.

    aah... Yes... ...the obvious... ...the world knows best.

    The world created the problem, now they are quiet. Rather make a noise about the war in Lebanon, the world had nothing to do about it. Keep quiet about the war in south africa, the world created another monster they will sooner or later have to slay. Dont mention the crime though, Talk the market up, Its not so bad in SA. Come worldcup 2010, The stats of how many tourist were attacked, robbed, raped, murdered will speak for it self. Strange that when it is economically beneficial to make a hipe out of death/fear as in Iraq and Lebanon, it is blown out of porportion, but when it is economically beneficial to keep quiet it is hush hush international invest = money, unpatriotic to mention crime in SA, treason if you do.

    Maybe two israelis soldiers would be among the victims of the 2010 wordcup and then things would change. Maybe then the world would start to do ...the obvious...

    To the Jews... the world will hate you, as they hate the christians. It is an honour, because they hate you because of who you are and not what you do/did. It is written, accept it, the reward is worth it.

    To those who think that God is so compasionate that he wants no one to die on this earth... guess again. He is the same God who will ignore your prayers when you experience hell. The same God that created man.. to come to life, live and then to die. He wants you to have everlasting life, which comes after death. The perfect world of peace is non existent, we had our chance and we blew it.

    The peace you are talking about will only come when Jesus returns for the Christians, and for the Jews that havent realised it yet :), the coming of the son of God. Catch a wake up guys, He has been there already, right under your noses. Needless to say despite some differences we serve the same God.

    By Anonymous Norticza, at 2:19 PM  

  • I've just found your blog and i'm simply leaving a message of support from the U.K.

    I wnat you to know that there are many of us here who are with you in mind, heart and prayer.

    We are doing what we can to fight against the media bias that so blatantly manipulates the public to be anti -Israel.

    I wonder when the world will realise that the enemy which Israel is fighting is the same enemy that brought down the twin towers, tha blew up trains in London, Madrid, Mumbai etc.

    They talk of the war on terrorisim. They invade Irag, afganistan ... "weapond of mass destruction" they said. did we ever see evidence?

    But because they are The u.s - they can do that. When Israel rightfully defends its boarders and people with full knowledge of the weapons that are in palce to cause destruction, the world is aginst us.

    The Hizbollah are terrorists.
    Hamas are terrorists.

    World, wake up and realise that these are the very same people who were celebrating and throwing sweets on 9/11 and 7/7.

    Eugene, thanks for this blog. I hope that you continue to get a lot of media attention because then you will be contributing in a major way to the fight against media manipulation - which i think is another silmultanious battle that Israel is fighting.

    With Blessings of peace,

    Chavi
    England

    By Anonymous Chavi, at 3:15 PM  

  • A fantastic blog. As far as norticza.....post some pics and start a blog....I would certainally promote it!

    paul

    By Anonymous paul, at 3:41 PM  

  • Shalom

    Your blog is a good thing. We need to know the view from the bunker.

    It is a hopeful sign that you can link to Lebanese bloggers. Giving the world a fuller view of this War started by Hezbollah.



    Please keep writing, your voice is needed.

    By Blogger Marvin, at 3:53 PM  

  • Yes, not all lebanese... in fact, not most Lebanese agree with hizbolla. on the other hand, not everyone agrees with israel either:


    "Gaza, itself, the latest phase, began on June 24. It was when Israel abducted two Gaza civilians, a doctor and his brother. We don't know their names. You don't know the names of victims. They were taken to Israel, presumably, and nobody knows their fate. The next day, something happened, which we do know about, a lot. Militants in Gaza, probably Islamic Jihad, abducted an Israeli soldier across the border. That's Corporal Gilad Shalit. And that's well known; the first abduction is not."

    ...

    "If there's a conflict going on, aside physical war, not in a military conflict going on, abduction -- if soldiers are captured, they are to be treated humanely. But it is not a crime at the level of capture of civilians and bringing them across the border into your own country. That's a serious crime. And that's the one that's not reported. And, in fact, remember that -- I mean, I don't have to tell you that there are constant attacks going on in Gaza, which is basically a prison, huge prison, under constant attack all the time: economic strangulation, military attack, assassinations, and so on. In comparison with that, abduction of a soldier, whatever one thinks about it, doesn't rank high in the scale of atrocities."


    who am i quoting? A major figure in modern philosophy and linguistics. a jew. Naom Chomsky.

    When will we realize that both sides have done so much wrong, that there's no point in blaming the other? An arab can come up with an infinite list of israeli attrocities. a jew could come up with an infinite list of arab attrocities.

    you can't make peace with people by threatening them. don't build a dam on litany OR ELSE. give us back our prisoners OR ELSE. get rid of the nukes OR ELSE. give us jeruselam OR ELSE.

    all the leaders in the area need to get together, and i mean ALL. seriously, invite nasralla and bashar and the iranian guy too. no guns allowed.

    we cannot stop violence that has already taken place. the victims are either dead or healed. ask the question: what can we do to stop the violence NOW?

    then we can all site back and have a few beers. non alchoholic will also be available.

    By Anonymous theN, at 4:23 PM  

  • "seriously, invite nasralla and bashar and the iranian guy too. no guns allowed." - The Iranian guy doesn't hide the fact that he wants to destroy Israel. He outright said that he is fighting not to gain something but enalite us.

    These are not reasonable sane individuals we are talking about here. Your dream is nice but it's a dream and nothing more.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 4:32 PM  

  • Marvin,

    Your vision is a good one--the only problem is that the aggressors do. not. want. to. stop. the. violence. They want the destruction of Israel and the western world and they will stop at nothing until they achieve their goal.

    By Anonymous M from North Carolina, at 4:34 PM  

  • @then,
    I like your point of view. but I think israelis are much more of a homogeneous people than the lebanese, in which you find many factions.

    you forgot 2 things about the meeting of all leaders:

    1- you forgot to invite the lebanese leaders (nasrallah isn't at all representative of lebanon, I think everybody has said it enough),

    2- what do we do in case no agreement is reached ? because one must know, that for the islamic extermists that are invited to the meetings, the presence of christians or jews is not tolerated, or at best tolerated if they abide by an islamic regime. this is their number 1 goal, alongside with building an islamic nation.
    so what after the meeting, if nothing is achieved ?

    By Blogger Jean, at 4:35 PM  

  • I get chill bumps reading the quotes from the Lebanese bloggers. It reminds me of the philisophical argument's that happened here in the States before the revolutionary war. I think its a good sign and I hope we hear more rational voices comming from the Lebanese people.

    By Blogger M.S. Mac, at 4:46 PM  

  • "Twenty Israeli soldiers were wounded as Israel pushed into Hezbollah’s “capital,” the village of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon."

    and they've been flattening out southern beirut and Tyr because....?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:03 PM  

  • to jean:

    sorry, typo. i meant even invite those guys. i considered the lebanese govt to naturally be there in this hypothetical meeting. anyone that is leading a large group of people should be invited so as not to feel left out.

    as for your second point. i agree it is more tricky. but, 1) you get a chance to bring non-extremists (who no matter what you guys say ARE the majority) to your side. with the majority of muslim opinion in favor of a peaceful solution, instead of just neutral, extremists are forced to re-think their position because they would also have to go against people of their own religion.

    as for coming to an agreement. i don't know. at the very least, all parties involved would have to agree to argue and negotiate in a civilized manner for an EXTENDED ammount of time. a summit of a few days (Oslo, etc) is pointless.

    and you know what? if a few months go bye with no violence, i don't think the common person on any of the sides would even give a shit what kind of agreement is reached, just as long as they and keep their peace and quiet.

    either way, i think this in theory has alot more chance of working than bringing peace to the middle east with bombs.

    By Anonymous then, at 5:18 PM  

  • There are plenty of us in the UK who know who the good guys are - good luck with your blog and keep up the good work.

    By Blogger Croydonian, at 5:25 PM  

  • to Live from an Israeli bunker,

    "These are not reasonable sane individuals we are talking about here."

    this is the type of thinking that makes my suggestion impossible. iran probably has the same opinion about israelis. each side claims the other is unreasonable, and so they both believe fighting is the only way to solve anything.

    i'm trying to point something out here. NO SIDE IN THIS IS INNOCENT. peace will be impossible until everyone stops being self-righteous and admits that they've done things that they shouldn't have.

    By Anonymous theN, at 5:27 PM  

  • Croydonian. yet another reason why we can't have peace.

    By Anonymous then, at 5:29 PM  

  • "and they've been flattening out southern beirut and Tyr because..?"
    - For fun. What do you think.

    The Hezbollah have posts not just in the south but in the middle and north of the country. Southern Beirut has, or rather had, Hezbollah neighborhoods and strongholds.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 5:36 PM  

  • If UN Resolution 1559 is actually enforced and Hezbollah is disarmed.

    Then Lebanon has a chance..

    Hezbollah, Hamas, islamic Jihad, these groups do not want peace..
    they want power..
    the power to terrorize whoever they wish, whenever they wish..

    By Blogger Marvin, at 5:46 PM  

  • i'm just saying, why did they wait two weeks before hitting the "hizbolla capital"? why not hit the most imporatant place first?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:52 PM  

  • To give as much time as possible for Civilians to leave the area. Also these are ground operations your talking about not bombings.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 5:58 PM  

  • Eugene you give a great deal of information and insight to those of us who are not over there right now. There will always be those who don't want to know the truth no matter what you put before them. Please try to remember how many of us you have standing with Israel and its people. The media often shows a side that THEY want to show, not always what the public is feeling.

    I was wondering last night what it must be like to be in your situation right now and be constantly in a bunker with the sounds all around you. Do you ever even get out of the bunker for any amount of time? How you must feel frustration (especially with some of the comments you get), anger, sadness, confusion? Just remember, many of us are behind you and cheering for Israel.

    By Blogger support4israel, at 6:04 PM  

  • I read that Nazrallah is claiming that he spoke with "main political leaders" in Lebanon about abducting the soldiers--can this be true? Why would the Lebanese leaders go along with this?

    By Anonymous M from North Carolina, at 6:05 PM  

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    By Anonymous Jessica, at 6:57 PM  

  • Hello,
    I'm a U.S. journalist for the Allentown (PA) Morning Call newspaper. I'd like to interview you about your blog. Can you please contact me at (email removed) Thanks.
    Jessica Berthold

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 7:00 PM  

  • This is only a short message of support from Brazil, the largest Catholic country in the world. Your blog is correct and we believe you! Shalom,

    By Anonymous Avraham, at 7:06 PM  

  • For then: I'd like to know about the abduction of the doctor and his brother you alluded to in your post. Some links to stories about it would do. I live here and I never heard about it. I did, however, hear about the arrest of Abdullah Issa, editor of the on-line magazine Donia al-Watan, for publishing a story that implied that PA Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar was carrying large amounts of cash while Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were deprived of financial aid. Maybe this unknown and unnamed doctor and his brother suffered a similar fate?

    By Blogger RJ, at 7:21 PM  

  • I am kuwaiti and I whish hizoblla could defeat israel . you can run but you can't hide. Isreal is not blameless they have killed thousands of palastines. you could not fight an arab army and i whish haifa would fall and juruselem would return to the arabs then we can all live in peace.Hitler was a great man in the second world war he killed jews because he knew what they're made of. i will fight till my last breath. we will win this war .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:25 PM  

  • because a picture is more worth and truer than a thousand words.

    A picture is worth a thousand word…

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14069.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:14 PM  

  • I note the above posting from the Kuwaiti coward who didn't have the guts to sign his name. He seems to have forgotten the time when his country was occupied by Saddam Hussein and that it was Israel's restraint in the face of Scud missile attacks which helped keep the coalition together and free him. Unlike him I will sign my name.

    By Anonymous Matthew Humphries, at 8:16 PM  

  • To the gentleman above who quotes linguistics professor-turned-political commentator Noam Chomsky, oh puleeeeeeeeaaaaaase!

    By Anonymous Josh, at 8:34 PM  

  • The israelis and the palestinians both do not have any claims to the land of israel. even according to the bible, the land belonged to the canaanites.
    How come nobody protests on behalf of the canaanites about the injustices that the biblical joshua did to them and to the baal peor?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:42 PM  

  • Hate and racial hate is ignorance, ignorance isn't a way of thinking that brings victory for no body; just blood. Peace for all!

    World suports the hate like money, because the concept of share become confused with divide. In the end almost everybody are slaves of economy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:50 PM  

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    By Anonymous David Miller, at 8:57 PM  

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    By Anonymous Ben Haberman, at 9:00 PM  

  • oh my... my last comment was not meant to be posted here and i did it by accident. i am not good with computers.

    By Anonymous Ben Haberman, at 9:01 PM  

  • I suggest that the Kuaiti contribution should be deleted as it had crossed the bottom line .. unless the moderator finds it useful to make a point about the quantity of hate that some arabs have towards the Jews or Israel..I hope that this Blog keeps an acceptable degree of respect to various opinions but not for hate .. we are all well aware that there are so many sick minds on this planet every where including Kuwait ..

    By Anonymous Ingrid, at 9:05 PM  

  • Norticza has a powerful, strong voice, and my deepest sympathies to him/her. Please, start a blog. They help to wake up the world.

    By Blogger Bonita, at 9:07 PM  

  • I also suggest that the contribution of David Miller about muslims should be deleted as well..

    By Anonymous Ingrid, at 9:13 PM  

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    By Anonymous David Miller, at 9:16 PM  

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    By Anonymous David Miller, at 9:26 PM  

  • "Unless the moderator finds it useful to make a point about the quantity of hate that some arabs have towards the Jews or Israel" - I do, and that's why I sometimes leave these.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 9:34 PM  

  • I am very sorry if I had provoked any body ..I wish the moderator all the best ..one can agree or differ with another but mutual respect remains the best rule of discussion..I sincerely hope that peace will prevail in the ME , there are enough good people on both sides who could make it happen and there is enough room for all to live side by side ..

    By Anonymous Ingrid, at 9:57 PM  

  • the coming of the son of God. Catch a wake up guys, He has been there already, right under your noses. Needless to say despite some differences we serve the same God.

    I hope so Jesus was a Jew and his words reference back to The Torah, especially Leviticus...........Christianity is a branch of Judaism and makes little sense without The Old Testament or midrash

    By Anonymous Rick, at 9:58 PM  

  • This message is for the person suggesting that no side is innocent. I strongly disagree. Just because Iran or Syria believes Israel doesn't have the right to exist, it does not mean they are right. There is such a thing as right and wrong. I'm not saying that Israel has never done anything wrong, but if Americans don't agree with the Iranian government we would not say "death to all Iranians, they do not desearve to exist." That is the difference between us and them. There is a serious problem with people who desire to obliterate others because of ideological differences. I can disagree with your religion and think you are wrong, but I'm not going to kill you and your family because of it. Israel should defend itself and wipe out those who are trying to kill them just because they are israeli's.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:28 PM  

  • so let's assume that what the israeli govt is saying is true, and 50% of the lebanese killed are hizbolla. i would like to mention that this is probably not true. a realistic percentage would be much lower, but 50% is fine.

    so for every "terrorist" they kill, they kill one innocent person. a kid, a mom, a dad. this person has family members. these family members will naturally and understandably hate israel for ruining their lives.

    so in the ling run, israel is making more enemies. smooth move.

    hizbolla might have started it, but israel's pulling the trigger on all the civilians.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 PM  

  • I'm sorry, what about Israeli civilians, who's pulling the trigger on them? And you know it's easy to complain when it's not your problem, but I don't see you offering alternative courses of action.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 11:38 PM  

  • the mossad is famous for its international assassinations. i sure as hell wouldn't sign my name.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:39 PM  

  • who's pulling the trigger on the israelis?

    that's in response to israeli's bombings.

    akh. there will never be peace. each side pretends they've done nothing wrong. it's like a fight between two sixth graders... except people are dying.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 PM  

  • Just to put a little fear of god, and Muhammad into you know this: Even I can get to you. I keep track of visits to the site, know exactly where you live down to the street name.

    Cowards like you are a dime a dozen however, the Mossad won't bother with the likes of you. And your demise, my hate filled "Anonymous" might come from your own brothers in Islam. Whether you are Sunni or Shia one or the other might very well be after you some day.

    I better not see you post here again.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 11:48 PM  

  • Norticza, I certainly feel for your plight, but have you thought that YOUR media hasn't let the stories air, not ours refraining from doing so? Don't you think that if we knew of what was going on, we'd do something? I am actually not surprised though of all the violence in SA. There are some people in this world who DO care, like myself. I try my best to keep up with issues across the world. Like someone said, start a blog, someone will notice it.

    Eugene, I find it hard to fathom that someone wouldn't take your blog and your accounts seriously. What is their problem? Do they live in a cave? No, seriously though, just because their political or religious views are different from other's shouldn't make THEIR'S right and the rest of the world wrong. Oh I should stop, I don't want to upset anyone.

    Stay safe friend

    By Blogger Sunny, at 12:09 AM  

  • someone's getting sensitive :-)

    btw, i'm not the kuwaiti. i take blame for the last three anon posts. i'll use double n's now.

    sunny, i live in a cave because i have different views? i haven't said anything hateful either. when you people realize that most muslims don't give a crap about converting everyone. the're just sick of getting blamed for the actions of a few.

    and eugene, i'm not muslim, or anything else. so you can't "put a little fear of god" in me. now had you said fear of clowns... that would have been a different story. those things are evil!

    this isn't a bad source of info.
    http://www.palestineremembered.com/

    oh, if you're really pissed, please put a notice on your page:

    "only comments that totally agree with me are allowed. all others are terrorist comments."

    By Anonymous annonymous, at 12:40 AM  

  • Pardon me I've received a lot of verbal abuse these past two weeks and I assumed you were the poster from before without checking. I apologize.

    I allow most comments here as long as there is no profanity and things like: "I hope the Hezbollah kill you and all your family".

    Carry on.

    By Blogger Live from an Israeli bunker, at 1:07 AM  

  • To annonymous, are you getting sensitive? I didn't say YOU live in a cave, those who don't know what really goes on in the world live in a cave, it's just my saying for those who are clueless. Instead of taking blame for comments that generate hostility, man up and sign your name. I'm not saying anything hateful, nor do I think the majority of Muslims want to convert people. I'm related to Muslims AND Jews, who are both trying to promote PEACE.

    And finally, this statement, "only comments that totally agree with me are allowed. all others are terrorist comments." was unwarranted. This young man has never once said his view was correct, he's just saying what truly going on. Wake up!

    Shalom
    Bright Blessings

    By Blogger Sunny, at 1:12 AM  

  • ok first of all ill say this this all terrorist organizations must be destroyed or disarmed. and as to the palastinian "crisis" i have been listining to reports of fighting in israel since my birth ok i didnt realy understand it till i was like 5 or so i mean...anyway the palastinians that were part of hamas or any other organization they got what they deserved. and as to the civilians that were killed think about this word its called forgivness show that you are the greater by forgiving those that have wronged you as long as we still have the ability to for give each other ther is hope

    and second when i was in 6 grade i decided i needed to become a bully i mean if they hit me and i fought back i was punished anyway so in my class i picked a guy who had big cheaks and said he looked like a chipmunk...after class he saw me in the hall and we wailed on eachother for 2 or 3 minutes till it was broken up...(later in high school we became pretty good friends)anyways you see i learned a valuable lesson that day...bullies are cowards weather its in a school hallway or a country with rockets. a bully always picks on the ones who stand out the ones who every body looks at and thinks why are they different?weird? etc...these cowards pick them out because they know they can get away with it.

    hezbollah and other terroeist organizations act this way because they know they can get away with it and just wait for the teacher to come in and stop it...fore a while the they start to fight again. they hide behind the skerts of those they profess to protect. these are not the acts of heros, revolutionaries, resistance members, a revolution is by the people for the people hezbollah doesnt give a sh&t about the lebonese or anyone else it exist souly for itself and its patrons.

    as to the lebonese civilians america wishes you only peace and prosperity we wish it on everyone (exceept france....just kidding)but it is not israel you have to blame for this violence the loss of your loved ones. it is your very leaders they stood by and let hezbollah grow in power did they stand by you.no. did they demand that hezbollah fight away from civilian structures.no. they have not done these things a government is for the people not a people for the government these poleticians you have in office are not leaders of people but sheep that stand by and watch as there country there people are poisioned by a infection from iran a hate that wont did lebanon will be free the day they let the world know they are not cannon fodder but a people a strong a nd dignified people diserving of respect

    to the people of lebanon it is your country decide its fate to its soldiers cut the ifection before it spreads to far and destroyes you all

    By Blogger james, at 4:51 AM  

  • Those you call radicals wouldn't stab you if you stayed in Russia, Poland, or whatever eastern european country you came from you Nazi. You come by the boat load, steal a land that was NEVER yours, kill, rape, and pillage, and now you are the Victim?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:53 AM  

  • yes of course how blind of us everyone knows about the great jewish empire>.......um...no...wait oh yea thats right hasent ever been one jews never realy been into the whole pillage rape and kill thing...now we scotch-irish we come from the blood of vikings they on the other hand....well it used to be there national past time oh yea and remember all those empires that used to exist in the middle east persian ottoman all the others they only spread butterflys and rainbows right?

    By Blogger james, at 6:11 AM  

  • I am dissapointed that my government supports Israel against the opposition of the rest of the world, but it's not a suprise as they Jews, (AIPAC especially) control the US government. I dont believe their cause is just. The occupation must end, and Lebanon is just a symptom. The US says let the war go on... geez am I ashamed to be American. Ashamed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 AM  

  • hey...hey....dude i respect your right to a opinnion and all but i support israel to and so do alot of other americans in so many other countries you could be killed for speaking out against the gov..and um by the way the whole world doesnt oppose israel

    By Blogger james, at 6:57 AM  

  • Blog on, the world is listening

    By Anonymous Syberyenta, at 2:06 PM  

  • shalom,

    i`m just asking myself.. if muslims are angry, because western world looks sceptical on them because of 9/11 and specialy the things radical-groups doing in israel. why they are angry about the people who are looking at them? why they don`t disarm there own people?
    hezbollah is hideing behind civilian... but i think some civilian don`t have problems with it. so, how can somebody say that israel is shooting with intent on civilian?

    shalom! keep going with your blog.

    By Blogger whiteangel777, at 2:21 PM  

  • All terrorist groups - Hamas, PLO, Hizbolla, Al-Queda, religious insurgents in Iraq - are all cowardly SOBs, who cover their faces and hide amongst the civilian population. One may die for one's religion or in G-d's name, but not kill!! They are not interested in any kind of peace. Assuming Israel no longer existed, who would they fight? They would go back to fighting each other, the lands would again become desert and they would return to the Middle Ages. Those governments keep the hate going to distract their populations from their homeland problems.

    By Anonymous mpmatlanta, at 5:48 PM  

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