being sanctimonious

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Happy_Baby, May 25, 2007.

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  1. Robert Fisk: Innocent victims caught up in a war of endless revenge

    Robert Fisk reports from the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp, northern Lebanon
    Published: 24 May 2007

    And there was Nibal Bushra who went to his balcony on Sunday morning to find out why the camp was being shelled when a single bullet hit his brother. Then a sniper's bullet hit him. For two days he lay bleeding in the camp before being brought out.

    "I wish they would take us to a European country because we are not safe here, and the Arab nations are beasts, monsters to us," he said. "I won't even talk to Arab journalists. They are not prepared to tell the truth." And what has become of his desire to return to the old Safad of Palestine, I asked. "We will never go home," he said. "But I trust the Europeans because they seem good and kind people."

    And then - a little annex to this story - there was a small room where I found Ahmed Maisour Sayed, 24, part-paralysed and unable to speak, who was not a victim of the Lebanese army. He was brought here on 3 May after being shot by two gunmen from Fatah al-Islam because he was a PLO supporter. "His family and one of their families had quarreled about ideology," his father told me. "So they shot him and killed two other men. They are a terrorist organisation and we don't know what they want. There's only about 700 of them. But now my son can never work, We need help from an international organisation." I dared not tell him that I come from the land of Lord Balfour.
  2. Brilliant - the thread's there but no initial post.

    How very odd - it must be time to head for the pub for some cricket. And beer.
  3. bit like his other (Wah!) post - I'll pass on the cricket though and start on the beer - it is the weekend after all!