Saturday, July 22, 2006

Latest Strikes on Media and Telecommunications

Why reinvent the wheel when a fellow blogger from Beirut to the Beltway is reporting on the latest events in Lebanon the same way I would. Read about the latest hits the Lebanese media sustained due to Israeli shelling, as well as severe destruction to cell phone masts. My brother-in-law, whose business is in the cell phone industry in Lebanon, has perhaps lost his main source of living...and I can't reach him.

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."

35 comments:

Ariya said...

Looks like Nasrallah is running Lebanon...

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=74159

Surely they are using civilian infrastructure...

Kifaya said...

From Bliss Street Journal

From the "I Wonder Who Put This Site Up" department - Lebanese can now anonymously provide intel on Hizbullah locations inside Lebanon (if they still have internet access after the recent raids, hat tip Imshin)

Lebanon - take back your country!

Ariya said...

Yes, it's long overdue. Lebanon doesn't belong to Hezbullah.

Itai said...

Good Lebanese people please pressure your government to dismantle Hez.

Your salvation won't come from trying to convince the world.

The U.S. and Great Britain are determined to dismantle Hez just as Israel is if not more.

If Israel will consider to stop the war before Hez dismantled I'm telling you George Bush himself will call Olmert and tell him to continue.

Listen to his radio address to the nation today.

Can you imagine what kind of respect the U.S. would have for such an action?

You'll become true friends to America, your economy will benefit and you'll be free from terror yourself.

This is a defining moment for your country. I hope you'll rise up to the occasion.

Go get your country back.

eran levi said...

Lebanese should not be ashamed calling to free their country from Syrian and Iranian control and warmongering influence. Hezbollah's cause for existence ended with the Israeli pullout 6 years ago - yet they strive to survive by fueling and generating their cause for existence - war!
Don’t let Hezbollah, Iran's proxy, take away your country. It’s yours! Fight for it!
Don’t contribute your silent approval to Hezbollah's actions: igniting wars, using the local population as human shields, taking Lebanon hostage!

Cry out for a truly free Lebanon, this is the only way to achieve the dream of a peaceful and prosperous Lebanon - you only need to find inside you the strength of will to rise against it!

box said...

just do not cry out for a free-from-israel lebanon - it's not in vogue, apparently.

nasbined said...

Eran, Lebanon welcome's Iran's support. Iran is the zionist's enemy, not Lebanon's enemy. I welcome Iran and the muslim nation finishing off the zionists and sending you back to Europe.

Amon Ra said...

I really wonder how Lebanese could fight against Hezbollah when their country has been flattened. Maybe Lebanese should be united with Isreali troops!!! It is amazing how crude can become people

John Smith said...

I hope we will be able to use this war as a leverage to get rid of Hezbollah, Syria and Iran influences in Lebanon.

yair said...

Not only mobile phones. CNN says that land-line transmittion antennas were also targetted. Thees antennas are also used for TV.

John Smith said...

Nasbined,
Iran??? Be careful what you wish for...

3li- said...

Al-jazeera reports: about 5 thousand Israelis protested the war today...

Surely more than the Arabs can muster...

Maybe there is hope after all...

Ilan said...

It seems it's the first step for Israeli ground troops and infantry.
The situation is getting worse by the minute.
Hope it'll end soon........

Weekend report

John Smith said...

Nasbined,
I urge you to read your comments before posting (and stop using LSD).

nasbined said...

john smith all you have are ad hominem attacks?

Iran looks like it will give the international zionists the biggest defeat since Hitler and no one will care because zionists acting worse than nazis did.

John Smith said...

Nasbined,
I feel sorry for you since you have been brainwashed by Al-Jazeera and Hezbollah for many years, and I REALLY think you should consider again quitting LSD.

nasbined said...

john smith, again all you have are ad hominem attacks, how typical of you Jews. You slander everybody that criticizes Israel inhuman behavior. Thankfully it looks like Iran will finish what Hitler started.

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Shmulik said...

Nasibend
I must say I really like your posts because
1)They are very funny
2)They tend to remove any shred of mercy I have for Lebanon and let me sleep better at night.
BTW I have to ask: Do you believe the holocaust ever happened?

Jay said...

Shmulik,
you are no better then Nasibend when you allow him to "remove any shred of mercy I have for Lebanon and let me sleep better at night". The sad thing is this attack is creating more nasibends and less, as Doha said earlier, the liberals that are the hope of lebanon.

John Smith said...

Nasbined,
Enough is enough!!!
In the last several days, I’ve been talking with other Lebanese people, and although we often do not share the same perspective, we were able to communicate in a civilized way through posts on this blog. After reading your comments about Iran, Hilter, Jews etc. well… I fear it may be more difficult through this platform. Since I really want you to fully understand my perspective and because I don’t want to flood this blog with long comments… If you would be kind enough to write your home coordinates, I will try and arrange an F-16 to drop you a hard copy of my thoughts.

Shmulik said...

Jay
I am no better than Nasibend? Did I call for the destruction of Lebanon? Of Iran? I call only for the disarmament of hizbollah, peacefully if possible. Unfortunatly I don't see a peacefull way to do this. Please explain to me how it should be done?? BTW I don't recall the argument of "let's not bomb Germany, it will only create more nazis" as ever seriously considerd.

Jay said...

shmulik
I was only asking you to be better then him.
germany was trying to take over the world and kill a race of people, you saying "don't recall the argument of "let's not bomb Germany, it will only create more nazis" as ever seriously considerd." is very different in this situation. I know you belief in your heart what israel is doing is right, i won't change that. I believe this methode is wrong. will be have to live we these feeling, i guess

Shmulik said...

Jay
1) The only difference between the nazis and the current regime in Iran is relative strength. Do ypu believe that if Iran will conquer Israel the treatment they will give me is better than the treatment my family recived from the nazis? If some one wants to kill me because "he is the master race" or because "allah wills it" doesn't matter to me. Dying in a gas chamber is no better than being beheaded (what is vauge in Iraq now) for example.
2) Please explain what Israel should do.

Jay said...

shmulik,
if your fight is with iran then fight iran, i think we had this conversation before. i'm too tired to have this conversation now, sorry, only checking the board since i was away.

Shmulik said...

Jay
Have a good night's sleep. In your free time please explain what Israel should do.

Lirun said...
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nasbined said...

Shmulik, Iran it looks like will give the zionists a real holocaust for once. Nobody will remember Hitler. Wash the earth of you zionist dogs.



john smith it is funny you pretend to be typical American John Smith when you are a Jew vampire which bleed dry America. Real Americans are waking up to the fifth column.

Lirun said...

(seemed like a waste to type the same thing twice - so i deleted the first comment..)

nasbind belongs to the 10%..

i urge people on both sides to resist the aimlessness of this faction on their side..

always strive for peace..

lirun
tel-aviv
www.emspeace.blogspot.com
east mediterranean cries for peace

Shmulik said...

Nasibend
How nice. On the one hand you claim the holocaust didn't happen and on the other that Iran will finish what hitler started. If you don't see the logical pifall the size of an elephant in your argument than you really are a funny man.

Unionsbuerger said...

Warum zerstört Israel die Vektoren der Meinungsfreheit ?

Voyager said...

Warum zerstört Israel die Vektoren der Meinungsfreheit ?

Weil Massenmedien sind keine Anstalt der Meinungsfreiheit sondern die Stimme der Politischen Kraeften der Verwaltung..............niemand glaubt dass ARD und ZDF unparteipolitisch seien, sondern die Stimmen der APOs und der '68er.

Es gibt ueberhaupt zuviel Medien und zuwenig Information - daher sind wir bei den Bloggern um Auskunft zu holen

Voyager said...

On the one hand you claim the holocaust didn't happen and on the other that Iran will finish what hitler started

Germany lost 11% population and was partitioned as a consequence and faced nuclear annihilation for 60 years thereafter - Iran might get lucky and be occupied by 60 million Chinese.......now there's a deal we could offer China !

mir said...

To people in Lebanon:
I'm Israeli, living in Berlin, and I am totally opposed to what my government is doing in Lebanon and Palestine.
I have a suggestion. the Western media, as we know, is very biased in its reporting, and Israeli propaganda is very effective. Have you noticed that Israeli media has video coverage of cities immediately after each rocket attack? they show destroyed buildings, evacuation of injured and interviews with passers-by (see Israeli news website ynetnews for example). Perhaps Lebanese people could brave the dangers and go out immediately after Israeli air raids (and I know it takes A LOT of courage...) to film and quickly post real-time video coverage of destruction, evacuation and interviews with witnesses on as many internet forums as possible? Maybe this would counter some of the false reporting and the misinformation that so many Israelis, Americans and Europeans are exposed to.
A small comment - I think it would be important to avoid the most horrific and bloody photos, in order to respect the dead (as the Israelis never did), and to avoid people being so shocked that they can't face the pictures. A picture of suffering and horror can be easily presented without having to show photos of dismembered bodies who just a few moments before were loved and cherished people. Living video coverage, of witnesses, relatives and friends, would give a voice to those whose position is silenced by world media. Showing the destruction of entire villages and neighborhoods will show Israelis how small their own fear is compared to that imposed by their government on Lebanon. So they can never say 'I didn't know'.
Keep safe, I wish for your safety and for a speedy end to this horrible war.

anaeis said...

mir,

it is true that we cannot see pictures from Lebanon, as most of the news that we are seeing are from Israel. Yes, it is a very stupid propaganda, as people do not see what is going on on the other side and if they are not that wise to think about what is going on, their ideas are perplexed. It makes me so sad to see this going on as it seems that we have forgotten to value the human life and freedom.
I am not a Lebanese, nor Israeli citizen, so I know sh**t about how you feel to each other, but if you all are religious people, than it is time to start to accept each other. I see that you are doing that and hope that there are more people like you whose opinion will once prevail and allow respect to come back to Middle East.



I hope that this sh**t that is happening will end soon, as to kill innocent people is not a way to deal with the situation. Imagine yourselves into a situation, how`d you feel if you were one of the two kidnapped soldiers and would see that because of you, innocent people are dying? I do not think that anyone would say that my life is more important than the lives of the innocent citizens on Lebanon... That`s why I believe that the Israel`s decision to attack Lebanon is so wrong, as the ones they are trying to catch will find their way out any time, leaving bodies of innocent people behind. No matter what religion, what citizenship, nothing...