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So what really happened in the game of “the tree was on my property” that broke out on the Israeli-Lebanese border yesterday, resulting in a lethal exchange of fire? Pajamas Media takes a crack at deciphering the finger-pointing and media spin games. And the Jerusalem Post has more on UNIFIL’s role in this mess.


300,000 people turned out in Beirut to honour assassinated ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri’s memory and protest Syrian attempts at control in Lebanon.

It’s looking more and more like Lebanon is headed towards yet another “civil war” – or at least, that’s what the media will insist on calling it. The same media that gives Hezbollah credibility as a “Lebanese opposition party”.


Lebanese “opposition”?


Beirut is on fire. The war between Lebanon and Syria is once again coming to a head, with Hezbollah fighting for Syria by proxy. Today’s “strike” was initiated by Hezbollah to escalate the fighting. The aim of Hezbollah is to topple the Lebanese government and take over Lebanon for Syria. It has never made any […]

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Er, which one is Al Qaeda again?


Under Republican control, the House Intelligence committee may have been stubbornly ignorant. But under Democratic control, it appears that they will be just plain ignorant: Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic […]

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Growing respect for Harper


Here’s Stephen Harper’s latest move at the Francophonie: Harper angered Lebanon and an assortment of other Arab, Muslim and French-speaking states in a meeting to draft a political declaration on this summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah. Canada’s rookie prime minister vetoed an amendment to a statement that said the 53-member organization “deplored” the effect […]

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Catch-up time


Believe it or not, other newsworthy things happened in the world yesterday and today. You’d never know it from watching the local news, of course, which has been covering Dawson nonstop since yesterday afternoon. But here are a few things that happened in the world outside our little corner: Sadaam’s judge doesn’t think he was […]

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No surprises here


Hezbollah’s latest cheerleader? None other than George Galloway: Who’s surprised? (Hat tip: Eric).

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But we wanted to attack Israel first!


Al-Qaeda is whining because it thinks that the Shiite groups are getting to have all the fun: The statement does, however, represent the seething resentment of Sunni al-Qaeda, directed at what it sees as an attempted Shiite takeover of the jihad campaign in the Middle East. In the speech, Rahman espoused anti-Semitic conspiracy theories inspired […]

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No reasoning with Hezbollah (update)


Update on the stories below: Stephen Harper backed Jason Kenney on his comparison of Hezbollah to the Nazis, claiming it was “fair”: “Like all comparisons, it’s true in some ways, and not in others,” he said, “but as near as I can tell, both Hezbollah and the Nazi party stand for the elimination of the […]

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No reasoning with Hezbollah


This editorial appeared in today’s Gazette in response to the 3 Canadian MPs who called for the removal of Hezbollah from the list of terror organizations: They appear to be typical of an alarming number of Canadians who think that compromise, which works so nicely in Canada, can work as well everywhere. But in Canada […]

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