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Thread #129840   Message #2958519
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
04-Aug-10 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Jack, please don't tell me what I think. I used the exact words I meant to use...NYT are generally hard on Israel. They just aren't as hard as many folks here..

I looked for your alleged Cavuto excerpt, but have not found it. But I did find this:


The pertinent graphs follow:

"This time the tree trimming was followed by gunfire from the Lebanese army, apparently aimed not at the soldier hanging over the fence, but at a base some distance away, where a senior officer was killed by a shot to the head. Another officer was wounded. Israel responded with gunfire and shelling, killing two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist.

"On Wednesday the U.N. ruled that the tree, while across the fence, was inside Israeli territory. The U.N. drew the border line in 2000 after Israel withdrew its forces from south Lebanon after an 18-year occupation that followed its invasion in 1982 to fight Palestinian forces and try to install a pro-Israel government in Beirut.

"UNIFIL established ... that the trees being cut by the Israeli army are located south of the Blue Line (border) on the Israeli side," said force spokesman Lt. Naresh Bhatt."

You might also take a look at this Jordanian source which confirms the above:

Further, Jack, your sarcasm in your last paragraph does you no service. It is okay to be wrong sometimes; it is okay to be sarcastic sometimes; but being both sarcastic and wrong at the same time makes one look pretty silly.