Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Horror and shock everywhere

* juancole:
"I watched in horror as this maniacal speech unfolded in which Nasrallah actually threatened the Israelis with releasing chemical gas from local factories on civilians in Haifa. Despite fighting them for all those years, he clearly does not understand the Israelis' psyche or the trauma of the Holocaust. A threat like that. The Israelis don't like being caught in a quagmire any more than the next person, which is why Nasrallah could get them to leave southern Lebanon. But his victory appears to have given him megalomania, and he has now gone too far.

Hizbullah's attacks on Israeli civilians are war crimes. The killing of the civilians in Haifa at the train station was a war crime. And threatening to release chemicals from factories on civilian populations is probably a war crime in itself, much less the doing of it.

Obviously, I do not accept that Hizbullah's actions justify the wholesale indiscriminate destruction and slaughter in which the Israelis have been engaged against the Lebanese in general. But they do have every right to defend themselves against Nasrallah and his mad bombers."

* juancole on bliar/bush's chat:
"It is a little window into the superficial, one-sided mind of the man, who has for six years been way out of his depth.

I come away from it shaken and trembling."

Horror and shock everywhere. Let's hope that the people in charge know what they're doing...

6 comments:

oldschool said...

Let's hope that the people in charge know what they're doing...

May I presume intentional irony?

I came away from it shaken and trembling.

Ditto.

It wasn't so much him showing his true self, i.e., a pompous, uncouth, buffoon, - well, yeah it was. Especially the pompousness. Sitting there like the king of the world, the man to whom all should bow, and proudly showing his utter and almost unbelievable ignorance. This from the head of mightiest country in the world (I had to throw that part in - just 'cause it soon may no longer be true) This turd of a man disgusts me. He is utterly indifferent, jovial and happy as a clam. That's because the fool not only thinks he understands, he's also deluded enought to think - a) that he knows the answers, and 2) that he is in any way a person of relevance.

Fuck this - somebody just go ahead and tell him that he's been the dupe for six years now and stop pretending to be in charge. It has to be annoying even to those who really *are* in charge. He is an embarassment to this country and an insult to the rest of the world.

lukery said...

intentional irony, yes.

(speaking of irony, can anyone see any irony in this: "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s--- and it's over,")

watching these guys reminds of watching a game of say, soccer, with an anxious ten-year old supporter: "why don't all the players just move forward and then kick the ball long???"

rimone said...

oldschool: somebody just go ahead and tell him that he's been the dupe for six years now and stop pretending to be in charge

like he'd listen or even care. a-heh heh heh. (who cares what you think?)

speaking of irony, can anyone see any irony in this: "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s--- and it's over

hey Kofi! ah need y'now...git on the phone, pronto!

he has no idea of the meaning of the word; when i heard that i assumed someone 'splained something to him using that word...and now he's showing off. thass a big word, that irun-ee!

lukery said...

ironing is dead

(btw - remember the 'dis-assembling' lesson?)

rimone said...

LMAO! i forgot about that...fucking moron he is.

didn't occur before but now i think that's another word someone used to 'splain him and of course, he fucked it up in the re-telling.

lukery said...

it's like he was showing off a shiny new rock that he found. (speaking of which, i imagine that 'fools gold' gets him confused every time)