Check LGF for story, the Qana “Massacre” is not all it seems:
Â An IDF investigation has found that the building in Qana struck by the Air Force fell around eight hours after being hit by the IDF.
â€œThe attack on the structure in the Qana village took place between midnight and one in the morning. The gap between the timing of the collapse of the building and the time of the strike on it is unclear,â€ Brigadier General Amir Eshel, Head of the Air Force Headquarters told journalists at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, following the incidents at Qana.
Eshel and the head of the IDFâ€™s Operational Branch, Major General Gadi Eisnkot said the structure was not being attacked when it collapsed, at around 8:00 in the morning.
The IDF believes that Hizbullah explosives in the building were behind the explosion that caused the collapse.
Israel has halted air raids for 48 or 24 hours, reports right now are varying while civilians are evacced *again* and while investigations are underway. If Hezbollah honors the ceasefire, which is doubtful, then Hamas will just pick things up on the other front.
UPDATE: Casualties mis-reported as too high for several days after the incident.
In the meantime HAMAS has stormed the UN compound in Gaza City, as reported by MSM, with strikethrough translations by me:
Palestinian gunmen Hamas Terrorists stormed the mainÂ United Nations compound in Gaza City on Sunday, witnesses said, part of a protest againstÂ Israel’s bombing of building in southern Lebanon that killed around 60 Hezbollah thought safe to store munitions in since it had already been hit, but which blew up as they were loading, killing 60 people
Hezbollah has fired their longest range rockets yet today, hitting a field near the Israeli town of Afula, 44 miles Southeast of Haifa. These missiles carry up to 100 KG of explosives and are the most dangerous yet in the Hezbollah arsenal. 7 were launched, and there were thirteen injuries to Israelis in Afula. You won’t see their pictures on CNN. Meanwhile the UN has ordered the evacuation of UNIFIL posts in the war zone (It’s about damned time considering how quickly they evacced from Baghdad and Iraq when car bombs started going off near them.)
Continue reading “GWOT Update, Friday 7/28”
Update at LGF: Hate crime or Terror? — I will vote for the latter.
The authorities have a vested interest in keeping US citizens calm by making this an “isolated incident”, if you have children and value their future, then you better read a bit more and recogznize fully what is going on. There have been too many “Isolated instances” the past several years.
Continue reading “Jewish Community Center Under Attack in Seattle, one dead, terrorist captured”
Updated: IED”s and explosives usedÂ to inciteÂ sectarian violence in Iraq are being manufactured inÂ Tehran. It’s also a potential that the Hezbollah anti-tank mines used in Lebanon came from the same factories.
Continue reading “Iran Manufacturing IED’s used in Iraq; factories located”
It’s been a long day, so tonight no updates, no news. A picture and a poem instead.
Epitaph on a Tyrant
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.
Â — WH Auden
A short pictorial essay
Continue reading “Then and Now”
Note to University of Wisconsin –this guy doesn’t tell lies about 9/11, why don’t you ask for his resume:
Kevin Barrett, one of the loons who is claiming that 9/11 was a US government plot was hired over many objections to teach Islamic Studies at the University of Wisconsin. In a move Friday, 61 Legislators and lawmakers from Wisconsin have sent a letter to the Board of Regents there, Continue reading “Wisconsin Lawmakers to UofW: Fire Kevin Barrett”
The first arrests of suspects in the Mumbai Train Bombings have occurred in India as the BBC reports. This is good news if the Indian authorities do have the right suspects. I have detected a change in the stance of India towards terrorism and their neighbors in Pakistan since this event.
While they have terrorist events often compared to America, they seem to have fatalistically accepted them for a long time. The response this time is the strongest that I have seen, and it is good to see the government of India actively working to protect all citizens, for after all that is job number one for government and their prime purpose.
Continue reading “Mumbai Bomber suspects arrested in India”
It’s been one long day spent averting crisis’ at work, breaking down barriers, wiping noses, soothing tempers and bullying recalcitrant technology vendors. I’ve been on the phone from 7:30 am until 8:15 pm, and really just need to vegetate a bit. So instead of the usual updates just a picture and a poem tonight.
This one’s for the IDF, hunt well, and for Anat, I will say happy birthday in Tel Aviv.
I came from the hills with a tear in my eye
The winter closed in and the crows filled the sky
The houses were burning the flames gold and red
The people were running with eyes filled with dread
Ah my James
They didn’t have to do thisWe chased them for miles I had hate in my eyes
Through forest and moors as the clouds filled the skies
The storm broke upon us with fury and flame
Both hunters and hunted washed out in the rain
I know I can never return
To the time of hope when I was born
Let the strength of peace run through my hand
When we walk away from the stone’s roar
Then I will be afraid no more
And now I’m sure of where I stand
Let the strength of peace run through this land
And nobody smiled as we took back our own
While rain beat upon us the thunder did moan
And nobody smiled when we knew what was lost
We knew well enough only time proves the cost
Big Country, The Storm
In the raids that we’ve been expecting, Israel has invaded southern Lebanon to hit specific strongholds of Hizbullah. See the story, and some commentary on CNN’s coverage of this at Little Green Footballs.