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Olmert must go now

Olmert must go   By Ari Shavit   Ehud Olmert may decide to accept the French proposal for a cease-fire and unconditional surrender to Hezbollah. That is his privilege. Olmert is a prime minister whom journalists invented, journalists protected, and whose rule journalists preserved. Now the journalists are saying run away. That's legitimate. Unwise, but legitimate. However, one thing should be clear: If Olmert runs away now from the war he initiated, he will not be able to remain prime minister for even one more day. Chutzpah has its limits. You cannot lead an entire nation to war promising victory,…

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Israel Pounds Border Crossing to Syria

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIABEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli airstrikes pounded south Beirut and border crossings to Syria, killing at least 14 people across Lebanon as ground fighting picked up intensity in the south.Jets struck twice at a busy bridge at the Abboudiyeh border crossing into Syria, killing at least 12 people and wounding 18 others, hospital and security officials said. The checkpoint is some 10 miles inland from the Mediterranean coast, on Lebanon's northern border.Hezbollah TV reported Friday that guerrillas destroyed an Israeli gunboat off the coast of Tyre, killing or wounding the crew of 12.The Israeli army said it was…

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Israel requests U.S. expedite delivery of cluster munitions rockets

By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent   Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, the New York Times reported Friday morning. These rockets can be effective against hidden missile launchers. Israel is asking for the rockets now because it has been unable to suppress Hezbollah's Katyusha rocket attacks in the month-old conflict by using bombs dropped from aircraft and other types of artillery, the officials said. According to the paper, the request for M-26 artillery rockets, which are fired in barrages and carry hundreds of grenade-like bomblets that scatter and explode…

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The Hebraic bond

Posted: August 11, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern "Why is America so much more pro-Israeli than Europe?" The Economist recently posed this question and, peremptorily, answered it: "The Israeli lobby (AIPAC) and the religious right." The idea of a Jewish lobby that looms larger than life feeds nicely into the "wars for oil and Israel" conspiracy, popular in Europe. The madcap crowd propounding this "perspective" believes that, by and large due to The Lobby, the small satellite state (Israel) controls the colossus (U.S.). This explanation is shorthand for Jewish supernatural powers. Unlike mere mortals (or Muslims), whenever Jews organize, they are…

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Three Middle Eastern Men Found With 1000 Cell Phones, Now Face Charges

Written By Sam Licavoli II Edited By Doug Moiles  (TV5) -- The three suspects are now facing two counts each of Homeland Security Terrorism charges. All three suspects are due to be arraigned August 12th. Around 1:00am August 11th the three men purchased cell phones from the Wal-Mart store on M-81 near the corner of M-24 in Caro. Wal-Mart places a limit on the number of cell phones that can be purchased at once, that number is three. The three men allegedly bought 80 by purchasing them three at time so that an alert wouldn't be triggered by the cash…

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Three Southeast Asian Nations Prepare to Send Troops to Lebanon

Thursday, August 10, 2006    •Israel Halts Lebanon Ground Offensive to Give Diplomatic Efforts Chance•Israeli Forces Begin Major Push Into Lebanon•An American in Beirut: The Cost of a Trip Out of Beirut Gets a Little Pricey•Nasrallah Vows 'Graveyard for Israel' if Fighting Continues•White House Defends Mideast Position•Reporter's Notebook: Tank, Don’t Back Up!•Kissinger: Disarming Hezbollah Key to Mideast Peace•Lebanon's Saniora Says He Does Not Expect U.N. Resolution Soon•Hezbollah Misfires Rockets Into Palestinian Town in West Bank JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Mostly Muslim Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei are ready to contribute troops to Lebanon as part of a U.N.-mandated peacekeeping force, the three…

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Simulated nuclear explosion planned

By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The state plans to hold an exercise in mid-August simulating the explosion of a half-kiloton nuclear device at the entrance of Honolulu Harbor, a mock blast that theoretically would result in 10,000 casualties. State Adjutant Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, head of the Hawai'i National Guard, said Hawai'i is one of the first to take on the nuclear device planning. Several hundred state and military planners and first responders will take part Aug. 14 to 16 in "Exercise 'A Kele." Edward Teixeira, vice director of state Civil Defense, said the name of the exercise…

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The Samson Option

Is Hezbollah on the verge of destroying Lebanon? By Michael Young Posted Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at 2:58 PM ET  Listen to this story on NPR's Day to Day. Hassan NasrallahLater this week, the U.N. Security Council will probably vote on a draft resolution dealing with the war in Lebanon. The document is not likely to end the fighting, but it might prove a major step in that direction. But the more troublesome long-term question for many Lebanese is the future of Hezbollah if it insists on remaining armed. Their country lies precariously poised on a tightrope, and it's the…

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Syria checks bomb shelters

Winds of war blow through Syria as country checks bomb shelters for first time since 1973 war Roee Nahmias   The winds of war blowing through the region are also being felt in Syria, as the country begins checks of its public bomb shelters for the first time since 1973.   Syrian media outlets reported Wednesday that while residents of towns on the border with Israel are independently looking after themselves   and shelters, the 'civil guard' began checking the state of bomb shelters in Damascus.   A senior member or the civil guard in Damascus said the body was…

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