Jul 2006

Qana, where Jesus turned water into wine and Israel turns children into dust.

Mr. President,
Qana, the city where the Bible states Jesus turned water into wine, is where Israel has been is now well known for turning children into dust. This recent bombing is not the first time Israel has targeted and killed innocent civilians in this village.
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The first time Israel
attacked Qana was on April 18, 1996 during a massive military offensive on Lebanon code named "Operation Grapes of Wrath," where about 800 civilians who were gathered in a UN Interim Forces base (UNIFL) in the village of Qana. Around 2 PM, many proximity-fused shells crashed into the UN civilian refugee encampment. After the smoke cleared 106, people were killed. The UN was able to investigate that situation. "The Van Knappen report indicated that IDF officials of "some seniority " were involved in orders to fire upon the base, which they knew was sheltering hundreds of civilians. International human rights organizations also conducted investigations and concluded that the shelling of the UNIFIL compound was most likely deliberate, not mistaken."


It marked the beginning of the end of the Israeli incursion. On April 26, 1996, U.S. Secretary of State Christopher was able to produce an understanding between Israel, Lebanon, the Hizballah and Syria that effectively ended Operation "Grapes of Wrath."

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Today's American-supplied smart missiles provided a significantly better means of targeting and destruction of specific targets. So the objective of killing scores of civilians was achieved with a smarter weapon. The difference this time is your desired fantasy outcome for this battle and steadfast support for more death and destruction until democracy breaks out, will not allow the UN to bring a halt to this senseless killing or allow a UN investigation.

Is it another coincidence or has it just become a Jewish habit to purposefully target and kill Lebanese civilians?

The more I read about your Mideast ally's action both past and present, the clearer the picture becomes.

There are always survivors from every massacres, and they remember. It’s ironic that a people who suffered through the holocaust would forget that.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: August 1, 2006 1:11:47 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

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Israel and your neo-cons have set up Condi as the world's pinata.

Mr. President,
Although every time you let Israeli loving neo-cons tell you what to do you wind up with shit on your face, it's Condi who has become the world's pinata this week.

Israel must have been planning this offensive into Lebanon for a while. Hezbollah was caught off guard. They didn't think Israel would over react to the degree they did. The practice of
kidnapping then exchanging soldiers has dated back to 1948. It is nothing new.

In July, 1996 Hizballah released the bodies of two Israeli soldiers Joeseph Fink and Rahamin Alsheich for 123 Lebanese soldiers.

In June, 1998 Hizballah returned the body of Sergeant First-class Itamar for the bodies of 40 Hizballah soldiers.

In January, 2004 Israel released 436 prisoners including 400 Palestinians 23 Lebanese two Syrians three Moroccans three Sudanese a Libyan and a German Muslim plus the bodies of 59 Lebanese soldiers in exchange for three Israel soldiers and an Israeli spy Sheikh Abdel Kareem Obaid.

There have many other Israeli prisoner exchanges with Palestinians the PLO Hamas over the years.

"According to the Ramallah-based Mandela Institute for Human Rights, there is 9,600 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and detention centers, among them 130 Palestinian women. Defense for Children International puts the number of Palestinian children in Israeli custody at 388."

So why did Israel react violently this time?

The early press dispatches from Israel indicated they considered their incursion into Lebanon a "Blitzkrieg" fashioned attack. Israel's plan fell apart pretty quickly after thousands of bombs and artillery shells failed to quell the number of rocket attacks from Hizbollah.

It is important to note, Hizbollah did not fie rockets until Israel began their bombing attack on Lebanon.

Although Hizbollah was surprised by the ferocity of Israel's response, they obviously dispensed their weapons and soldiers well throughout the southern area. They had dug and fortified tunnel systems. They also established back up communications methods which the Israelis underestimated.

The nonstop video of dead women and children pulled from the rubble has incensed the world. Although Israel makes, a point of stating they dropped leaflets prior to bombing the south of Lebanon to tell civilians to leave the area they refuse to guarantee safe passage out. Ambulances and caravans of people who had the means or the money to leave were routinely bombed; some would say intentionally. And indeed Israel has bombed all areas of Lebanon including the Christian north and the middle of the country not just the Hizbollah southern region.

The UN
observers who have been stationed in the neutral zone posts for years had been in direct contact with Israeli military, and it didn't help them. The UN observers called ten times in six hours telling Israel their shells were approaching their observation post. Each time the Israeli commander said they would stop, but they didn't, and four UN personnel were killed. Even the rescuers were fired on by Israel gunners. The UN was extremely upset by the apparent intentional targeting of the UN personnel but once again the United States stood against the rest of the world as they blocked a resolution condemn and initiating an investigate of the UN post bombing.
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Condi thought she could eke out a cease fire when Hezbollah took the first step and offered to cooperate in a cease fire but Israel quickly dismissed it.

Although Israel rejected the offer, I bet Condi
thought she had something to work with. She must have been furious when Israel cut the legs out from under her efforts when they bombed the village of Qana and killed scores of women and children.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Seniora angrily told Condi to stay away from Lebanon until Israel stops their merciless bombing of Lebanon and its infrastructure.
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She should have realized that U.S. neo-cons and Israel have always been joined at the hip. There is no way people like Cheney and his cabal of neo-conservatives or Israel will let her get anything accomplished. They love this war and see it as a major goal of their efforts to make Israel the ultimate power in the region regardless of just cause or Arab blood shed in the process.

Poor Condi is caught between parroting your message to support Israel and world pressure. She has become everyone's pinata.
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The ramifications of your actions will affect mutual cooperation, trade agreements and social attitudes towards the U.S. for years to come. But you have never concerned yourself with what the world thought so why start now?

You have made America, so easy to hate as the world's pariah.

The phrase "George Bush and Israel, butchers of children," has a nice ring to it in Oslo.

As of now Israel said it is temporarily suspending the aerial attack to investigate their latest atrocity but they didn't say anything about a full cease fire. It's a nice feint, but that's all. Their repeated attacks on the West Bank and Gaza have given them lots of practice with pretending to care.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: July 30, 2006 6:45:40 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.
We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.
The President is committed to continuing our economic progress,
defending our freedom, and upholding our Nation's deepest values.

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Thank you again for taking the time to write.

Israel may own the skies but Hezbollah owns the Arab world's heart.

Israel may own the skys but Hezbollah owns the Arab world's heart.
Since you won't speak with Syria, I thought I should. I sent the Syrian ambassador to the United States, Imad Moustapha an e-mail asking him what it would take to get him to intervene in the Lebanese disaster.
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Hizbullah is top dog in the area now. They were formed as a backlash to Israel's occupation in 1982 and this new invasion has only strengthened their hand. Israel seem to have mimiced your half-ass effort in Iraq by not committing enough troops to get the job done.


Condi's show on the road is just that, she should include a comedian and a singer or two to entertain her hosts iinstead. Maybe if she had a USO show with her, the Arab world would have allowed her to land in one of their countries rather than having her plans modified to hold her non-meeting in Rome instead.


Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabian Sunni-led governments are panicky. The Shiite-Hezbollah have become the heroes of the Arab world. The Saudis are distancing themselves from Washington and made a huge show of making multi-million aid
pledges for Lebanon and Palestinians.

Al Qaeda has recently also piled on and called for an all out war against Israel.


The divisive and symbiotic relationship America has with Israeli has already cost us dearly. I can't imagine to what heights the Arab world will go, to punish both countries in the future.

It is not just the Arab world that has increased their disdain for America. The U.S was alone again in utilizing the UN to keep the world body from denouncing the Israelis for the killing of UN observers and to call for a cease fire.

The U.S. is once again standing alone in the world.

John Bolton's confirmation in Congress should be interesting; he has done everything possible to bring the organization
down to its knees. He has withheld payments to the organization, obstructed reforms that the UN body wanted to undertake. He has also interrupted meetings he was not even invited to. According to a New York Times article,
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"They say he combatively asserts American leadership, contests procedures at the mannerly, rules-bound United Nations and then shrugs off the organization when it does not follow his lead."


Ironically today you and Blair are putting together a UN
resolution for a new international stabilization force in Lebanon and calling for the disarming of militias.
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You cite the need for UN help after previously obstructing the same body at every turn through your surrogate ambassador, and after Israel apparently
targeted the killing of unarmed UN observers.


I don't expect a reply from the Syrian ambassador, but I think I have done more than you to quell the violence.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: July 28, 2006 5:09:05 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.
We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.
The President is committed to continuing our economic progress,
defending our freedom, and upholding our Nation's deepest values.

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comments@whitehouse.gov.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.