Israel probably not responsible for Kana Deaths

With questions of whether the deaths of the children in the building at Kana represent a turning point in the war, this has gotten very little attention:

Senior IDF officers told reporters a short time ago that there is a contradiction in the timing of the bombing of the village of Kana and reports of the explosion that killed more than 50 civilians and set off world-wide condemnation of Israel. Air Force Commander Amir Eshel left open the possibility that Hizbullah terrorists blew up the building or that an unknown cause set off explosives which were stored in the structure.

He explained that recorded information shows that Israeli Air Force planes bombed the building between midnight and 1 a.m. and that the next attack at 7:30 a.m. was up to 500 yards away. He said reports of the killing of civilians came around 8 a.m. "It is not clear what happened" between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m., he said.

Brigadier General Ido Nehushtan pointed out that Hizbullah terrorists have fired more than 150 rockets from the village of Kana since the beginning of the war.


Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

"Death to America...and Israel"

Bush intervened in the Middle East (he was only supposed to go to Afghanistan.) His predecessors had been meddling for decades. After the start of the Iraqi invasion the newsmedia warned the public that Bush was a genius and would bring democracy to the rest of the world.

If I were Israel I would continue to defend my country; actually the only time I go to war (and the only time my kid is to join the military) is if we are attacked here (HERE!). So I have little to say to a country consumed on defending itself from attack from every direction except the sea.

Is it ugly ? That's why it's bad when the US government meddles.

Our worst enemy (and the worst to other peoples too) is our own government.

7/31/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear saturdaynightspecial:

If you view the attacks on Israel as being separate from 9/11, I can understand your viewpoint, but I think that this is part of one overall global war. I wish that it were otherwise.

8/01/2006 4:37 AM  

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