Monday, May 21, 2007

Al Qaida in Lebanon

Again, there's a war in Lebanon, this time against an al Qaida cell operating in - guess where - a palestinian refugee camp. The Lebanese army clashed with them today:
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) - Lebanese troops pounded a Palestinian refugee camp with artillery and tank fire for a second day Monday, raising huge columns of smoke as they battled a militant group suspected of ties to al-Qaida in the worst violence since the end of the 1975-90 civil war.

Nearly 50 combatants were killed in the first day of fighting Sunday, but it was not known how many civilians have been killed inside the Nahr el-Bared camp on the outskirts of the northern port city of Tripoli.


The battle was an unprecedented showdown between the Lebanese army and militant groups that have arisen in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps, which are home to tens of thousands of people living amid poverty and crime and which Lebanese troops are not allowed to enter.
That's why the al Qaeda was able to operate there!
The troops were fighting a group called Fatah Islam, whose leader has said he is inspired by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and was training militants for attacks in other countries. Lebanese officials have also accused Syria of using Fatah Islam to stir up trouble in Lebanon, a charge Damascus has denied.
They can deny all they want, but I wouldn't be surprised if Syria was behind any funding for this gang.


Michael Travis said...

Oh the humanity!!

CNN has been treating us to 24 hour coverage of the Tripoli and Beirut massacres.

Indiscriminate bombings, non-proportional response, and the targeting of civilian populations, have been well documented by the Crescent News Network. This must stop! When will the International Community step up to the plate and put an end to Zionist aggression?

Shouldn't we consider bombing Tel Aviv in defence of the disenfranchised PaleoStainians?

Those damned Joos won't be happy until they have caused world war three! We need a Jimmy Carter to stop the aggression....and to restore Greater Palestine to it's traditional peaceful character.

Michael Travis said...

Stommmmm!!! (BS)

Current events should put an end to negotiations, aid, and other discussions with those animals.