Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More "This Isn't Israel"

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Lebanese troops blasted a Palestinian refugee camp with artillery and tank fire again Monday, seeking to destroy a militant group with al-Qaida ties. The barrage smashed buildings and sent plumes of black smoke towering over the crowded camp on the Mediterranean.

Gee, why can't we do that?



State Department Backs Lebanese Action Against Extremists
Spokesman says Fatah al-Islam group is dedicated to violence

By Stephen Kaufman
USINFO Staff Writer

Washington -- Lebanon’s Security Forces “rightfully” are taking action against a violent extremist group that has been operating out of a Palestinian refugee camp in Tripoli, Lebanon, the State Department said, adding that the group, Fatah al-Islam, is “dedicated to the use of violence.”

Department spokesman Sean McCormack said May 21 that the Lebanese Security Forces “are working in a legitimate manner to provide a secure stable environment for the Lebanese people in the wake of provocations and attacks.”

Just one question, exactly which group in Gaza (Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad) is not "dedicated to violence"?

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