15 July 2006

Voting for Killing

Check this poll at CNN asking whether Israel is justified in her military response inside Lebanon.
Up till the moment that I voted NO it was 60% yes. I can only imagine who the majority of the voters are.

Maya at About Lebanon proposes that we send this letter to world leaders to urge them to interfere and stop the war.

Beirut is quite now. I will try to get some sleep. The electricity just went out.


Anonymous said...

You are right, it is 60% in favour of the invasion. God only knows why the Americans can't see both sides of the story.

John Steven said...

You were just featured on CNN. Keep up the informative work!

TheMalau said...

Just saw your blog on CNN. Keep up the good work, and stay safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

ga said...

I am not qualified to make judgements on the state of affairs that have been ongoing between both sides and the violence surrounding it, but as an American I want you to know that we are not all for or against anyone.

We can dislike your government and simultaneously be concernced for the safety and welfare of its citizens. We hope that you will be well, safe and see these many days and nights through. I hope that you and your family and friends and neighbors remain okay and know that even those who are not with the Lebanon government ARE with the lebanon people. Citizens of the world need to support one another, regardless of the ridiculous actions of those who govern us.

Peace be with you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

ur website was just shown on cnn in the USA (the picture from mykitchen window) saying how so many people are turning to websites like yours to get news..
I can tell u most of the people I know here r using blogs to get info..
I am from south leb but now in US and my family is in the south.I appreciate all of u keeping the updates even when u r under fire.
Allah me3koun, Allah ye7mekoun..I am ashamed I can't do more than talk.
Allah me3koun

Anonymous said...

Again, ignorance. Please read more about the issue. The Lebanon government is largely disconnected from Hezbollah and has very little if any control over it.

richard potvin said...

5:38 pm Ottawa Canada

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The virtual room has unlimited seating it will allow 100-300 people to join you in the room for free.

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Press and hold the talk now button while you speak.

most respectfully
Richard Potvin

Anonymous said...

I am an American who sympathizes with you. I do not understand this insanity. I do not support our current government's policies. This is the saddest and scariest time of my life. I fear for our world's people. I wish you and your family remain safe and secure as possible.

Adriano said...

just post my vote for NO and that a big time NO, why can't the world see that we are all humans and borders are only there for political and finacial reasons, it is really sad how were we are born and live dictates how are lives are, for my self I am sitiing here in the confort of my home in the USA and ashamed that we are self destructing each other in other parts of the world.
Religion is the world most powerful war machine.

PEACE, from a lost brazilian in the USA

I love Munich said...

I wish you all a safe and quiet night - my Allah protect you guys!!

Anonymous said...

Americans do see both sides:

We have watched as Israel conceded, retreated, and restrained all in an effort for peace.

We have watched as terrorist groups continue to send suicide bombers, kidnap and behead civilians, and make no attempts towards peace.

We finally get it - Muslims hate Jews and will not be happy until Israel is wiped off the map.

Sorry we can't support that so you guys go ahead and have at it and may the best man/country win.

My money is on Israel - they're fixing to open up a serious can of whoop ass on someone.

lleile said...

I have been watching this insanity all day.. I pray for Libanon and its People..

Anonymous said...

Journalist need to return to the basics and show both sides of the issue. Thats what a real and professional media news station would do.

What happen 2 weeks before, when Israeli fire a weapon and killed a family of 7 in Gaza on the beach. Their response was, "Sorry we will look into what happen." Now because soldiers are held, this is suppose to justified attacking another nation.

Unjust reactions cause their own problems and responses,this does not help to obtain PEACE.

GOD protect you.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best. This is scary.

Anonymous said...

60% of 127000 votes!

You've made such a good impression.

Pierre /Candide's Notebooks said...

Well, remember that 62 million Americans were idiotic enough to vote for Bush a second time, too, so that 60 percent if a reflection of the persistence of idiocy.

Anarchistian said...

Hey man, excellent job reporting, thanks for the updates and pics, hope all is well, and everyone's safe and sound. Indeed it is a calm night. Beautiful, peaceful. Let's hope it will stay that way.

usaCHRISTIAN said...


JIhadist said...

It certainly is a f*cked up situation. I have a proposition. Give it all to Canada. All of it. Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine. The whole chunk of it. And stop using religion as an excuse for murder. It's bullshit. Stop that. You won't get any sympathy there. What is Israel supposed to do right now? What is Lebanon supposed to do? If Israel calls of its fighters, frigates, and tanks, will Hezbollah not continue firing rockets into Israel or release the soldiers? As far as I know, and I am admittedly relatively ignorant on this matter, this is a lose-lose for Lebanon. I wish you well and hope that the bloodshed ends, but it will not until irrational people with abhorrent lack of respect for human life stop calling for the destruction of a state (Israel) and the so-called victims stop reacting in a disproptionate and indiscriminant manner. How do you suppose that this be worked out? Why must their be national boundaries that result in such animosities? Take a page from Europe or the United States. It is time, again, to stop with the religion bullshit. Hamas wants a Somalia style Islamic caliphet that strips people of their right to watch the World Cup. Israel wants a state based on Judaism. Lebanon has to share power in government based on the God that the politicians pray to. Fucking ridiculous. Pull your heads out of your asses. Good night, and good luck.

Kevin said...

As I sit here in my safe and secure home in America far away from any violence, I wonder what it must be like to hear war just a few miles away. I wonder what it must feel like to know that wanton destruction is occurring and that nothing good will come of it. Israel won't get what it wants and Hezbollah won't either.

I sit here helpless wishing that my single soul could do something to save innocent people in this situation. But there is nothing I can do. So, I say that I pray for your life and hope that things do not end up as bad as you think they will.

I'd be more optimistic but my leader tears down any optimism in my heart. He will not stand up and ask the countries in the Middle East to stop fighting each other. For all I know, his corporate buddies and his cabinet are sitting back and plotting ways to capitalize off of this terrible atrocious series of events that are unfolding. And so I cannot be optimistic.

But I can tell you that I will post your plea at the top of my blog. Until signs of peace begin to peak through, it will sit there hoping that someone with some power to do what's right reads it, takes note of it, and puts a stop to the violence.

Anonymous said...

Let's be realistic what we see on the news today is no different from what has been occurring in that region for the past 2000+ years. Until Muslims learn the meaning of the word tolerance and stop thinking of anyone who doesn't share their religion as the infidel that must die - there will be no Peace....

Anonymous said...

Do you seriously believe you can oppose our mighty force? This is hilarious.

You should stop wasting your time and start urging your government to enforce UN resolution 1559.
If you had done so 5 years ago, things would look different.

Anonymous said...

The problem is your focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

michelleitt said...

I have been glued to the TV since the attacks began! I am not Muslim (but have friends that are), nor am i Lebanese (i am American), but i am so scared and so mad that this is happening to Lebanon. I hear nothing but good things about Lebanon, and of its people. I hope you are safe. My heart goes out to Lebanon and your family!

egalia said...

Hey Bashir, I wish I could do something to stop the insanity. I hope you and your loved ones and your country (and the world!) get through this okay.

I'm sorry the leaders of my country don't have the sense or humanity to call for an end to the violence. I'm so sorry.

Nashville, Tennessee

usaCHRISTIAN said...


notorious said...

usachristian, does jesus say kill inocent peaple who have done nothing wrong? first of all... not all of the lebanese peaple r muslims, second even if they r not, did the 4-5 yr old kids, and their mothers, launch rockets against israel? targeting the medical aids, ambulances, food suply, wich becouse of this many more r dieng coz of desease and hunger? did jesus say this? did jesus say kil inocent peaple, destroy their homes, make them starve, bomb their medicine, not lissin to their cries of help, fuckin kids man.. women.., WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU KNAW ABOUT JESUS, if u think thats wut jesus said, then u knaw nothin about juses about got about christianity, think about wut u fuckin say u fuckin idiot


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