Friday, August 04, 2006
Email from trapped Lebanese family
As we hear Hezbollah's offer of a ceasefire, and then blatant threat to hit the city of Tel Aviv if Israel continues destroying all of Beirut, I can't help but wonder WTF is life like for people there? Read this frantic email sent from inside Lebanon to the Express-News public editor, Bob Richter. This woman, Zena el-Khalil, is trapped inside Beirut, w/her family and wants the world know what exactly is happening to the Lebanese people: "Please tell people what is going on. Please put pressure on your respective govts to step in and do something. Lebanon is a peaceful country. We are the only country in the region in which people of all religions co-exist peacefully. It is unbelievable how biased the news is. They are not reporting the real damage being caused. They don't report that the Israelis are killing innocent civilians. (claims are now that 900 are dead) Israel has begun to target Lebanese army outposts. They have killed Lebanese soldiers. They are no longer just targeting Hezubollah. They mean to kill all of Lebanon.The reality: Israel is trying to bring Lebanon to its knees. Israel is trying to destroy Lebanon and the Lebanese spirit. Israel is trying to turn Lebanese against each other. Israel is trying to turn us into animals scrounging for food, water and shelter. Israel and the United States of America are trying to drag Syria and Iran into this too. They are using Lebanon as bait. Lebanon is stuck in the middle. The Americans and Israelis are trying to launch a regional war!" Sadly... I think this trapped wife and mother is dead-on correct about the Neo-Con bloodthirsty want of a regional war. And we get to sit back impotently and watch our ghoulish leaders bleed America, Israel & the Middle East to death.