"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Thou Shalt not say 'invasion'

The BBC and RTE follow suit in not stating the obvious:

Israel steps up ground offensive

"How far Israel will push into Lebanon is not yet clear Heavy clashes have been taking place in southern Lebanon between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters, after Israel vowed to widen its ground offensive."

A spokesman for the UN force in the region confirmed that in the morning a limited number of Israeli troops had staged a new incursion around the area of Houla in the southeastern sector of the border.

Israeli troops backed by tanks made a new incursion near the village of Mais Al-Jabal, where they were encountering fierce resistance from Hezbollah.

Yesterday, Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, said his country was not ready to stop the campaign.

And Dahr Jamail debunks the Qana human shield myth:

QANA, Aug 1 (IPS) - Red Cross workers and residents of Qana, whereIsraeli bombing killed at least 60 civilians, have told IPS that noHezbollah rockets were launched from the city before the Israeli airstrike.