Category: Lebanon

Overhaul of governments and institutions

How ISIS Should Shape Our View of the Church and Its Mission Globally

By Martin Accad, December 4, 2014

 

I’ve been blogging and speaking much about ISIS in recent months. Last July, as we were beginning to get to grips with the savagery of the group, I tried to call us all, as people who claim to love God, to face and fight our own demons instead of claiming they have nothing to do with us. By … [more]

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How about a War on War?

War Is People Too

By Jeffrey Hutchins, 2014

 

It’s very interesting that Corporations are now legally invested with nearly all the same rights and protections as individual people. We have made Corporations the second androids: beings made out of non-living parts.

The first android, of course, was Religion. Every person’s vision of God or No God is so sacrosanct in America that we allow no laws that deal with the establishment of any particular religion or the free exercise … [more]

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Swallowing their own lies

Israel-Gaza conflict: What has Israel achieved in 26 bloody days?

By Patrick Cockburn, Sunday 3 August 2014

 

As Gaza is devastated by a new paroxysm of violence, what has Israel achieved by its 26-day bombardment and ground intervention? The outcome so far is similar to that of past Israeli wars in Lebanon and Gaza: massive firepower is used to inflict heavy losses on the other side, the great majority of the casualties being civilians. But, as the war goes … [more]

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We don’t care so much about the Palestinians, do we?

Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

By Robert Fisk, Friday 25 July 2014

 

Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 over Ukraine. And if you refer only to the “innocent” dead – ie no Hamas fighters, young sympathisers or corrupt Hamas officials, with whom the Israelis will, in due course, have to talk – then the women and children … [more]

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And land unthieved

Israeli teenagers’ funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians

By Robert Fisk, Tuesday 1 July 2014

 

Three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. Vicious, cruel, unforgivable. True. At least 37 Lebanese children killed by Israel. Regrettable, unfortunate, but the ultimate fault of “terrorists”. Untrue. The slaughter of the children at Qana in Lebanon in 1996 – among 109 civilians killed by Israeli shellfire as they sheltered in a UN camp – was a war … [more]

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How do they get away with these lies?

Now we see how his doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’

By Robert Fisk, Sunday 15 June 2014

 

How do they get away with these lies? Now Tony Blair tells us that Western “inaction” in Syria has produced the Iraq crisis. But since bombing Syria would have brought to power in Damascus the very Islamists who are now threatening Baghdad, it must therefore be a mercy that Barack Obama does not listen to the likes of Blair.

Having just spent … [more]

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To fight for us on a lie

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A desert uprising that began in hope but was doomed to end in betrayal

By Robert Fisk, Friday 23 May 2014

 

The Arab Revolt is all about the Arab Betrayal. The blowing up of Turkish trains, the capture of Aqaba, the camel charges and the slaughter on the Road to Damascus, and the mythistory of Lawrence of Arabia are the Cinemascope version of the First World War in the … [more]

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