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IDF: Hezbollah Forcing Lebanese to be Human Sheilds

From YNetNews:

The IDF has found that Hizbullah is preventing civilians from leaving villages in southern Lebanon. Roadblocks have been set up outside some of the villages to prevent residents from leaving, while in other villages Hizbullah is preventing UN representatives from entering, who are trying to help residents leave. In two villages, exchanges of fire between residents and Hizbullah have broken out. (Hanan Greenberg)

What's Arabic for Party of Cowards?

Hat tip: Jeff Goldstein


Comments (15)

Kim, Hamas, Hizbollah, and ... (Below threshold)

Kim, Hamas, Hizbollah, and Hezbollah are Arabic for Party of Cowards.

What's Arabic for Party of ... (Below threshold)
DDT:

What's Arabic for Party of Cowards?

Neocon

How Quaint, the "men" of Al... (Below threshold)
vero:

How Quaint, the "men" of Allah, is/are hiding behind Burka's -

Well, Michael Moore would c... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Well, Michael Moore would call them 'Minutemen'; since it only takes them a minute to hide behind children and shoot indiscriminately.

I'm sure Muslim Unity has a... (Below threshold)

I'm sure Muslim Unity has an excellent peace=loving explanation.

Lee would simply nuke these... (Below threshold)
Red Fog:

Lee would simply nuke these civilians and get on with the deplomacy through the U.N. Resolution 359695.

Lee? You have four kids? What did they say when daddy started to become another mommy?

Let's see. That's against <... (Below threshold)

Let's see. That's against

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, 75 U.N.T.S. 287, entered into force Oct. 21, 1950.
Article 3
In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions:
1. Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de
combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:
(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) Taking of hostages;
(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;
(d) The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
and
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to theProtection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 1125 U.N.T.S. 3, entered into force Dec. 7, 1978.
PART IV
CIVILIAN POPULATION
SECTION I.-GENERAL PROTECTION AGAINST EFFECTS OF HOSTILITIES
CHAPTER 1.-BASIC RULE AND FIELD OF APPLICATION
Article 48.-Basic rule -
In order to ensure respect for and protection of the civilian population and civilian objects, the Parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives and accordingly shall direct their operations only against military objectives.
and from the same article
Article 51.-Protection of the civilian population
(Sections 1 through 6 are quite applicable due to the random targeting of civilians by Hez and Hamas, but for brevity I've left them out.)
7. The presence or movements of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield, favour or impede military operations. The Parties to the conflict shall not direct the movement of the civilian population or individual civilians in order to attempt to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield military operations.
I expect massive media outrage right about....

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(crickets)

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Now?

Oh, right! Silly me... these actions are being taken by the GOOD guys, Hamas and Hezbollah, not those nasty IDF guys or the US military! So it's all okay! They can do this, and nobody will say a thing! But if there were a glimmer of a hint of a rumor of a possibility that the IDF or the US military was doing this, you'd see busloads of reporters in a death race on the highway to get there and cover it first.

"Well, Michael Moore would ... (Below threshold)
RobLACa.:

"Well, Michael Moore would call them 'Minutemen'; since it only takes them a minute to hide behind children and shoot indiscriminately."

No differnce in how the DRats use children to score points. Same cowardice with a huge dose of fraud.

jllawson , I think you did... (Below threshold)
RobLACa.:

jllawson , I think you did it . I think Lady Lee's head just exploded with that post.

Well, that wasn't quite my ... (Below threshold)

Well, that wasn't quite my purpose...

You know what really torques me off? The fact that there's only side which MUST conform to the Geneva convention, which MUST adhere to every word, comma, colon, and semicolon in the Accords or else face swift condemnation in the world press... And the other side gets a pass. Oh, MAYBE they'll get a nastygram from Amnesty International or some other NGO - but it'll be worth about as much as the paper it's written on. The international media couldn't care less if Hezbollah was slaughtering Lebanese women and babies and piling them up to serve as fighting positions - the script is that these are the good guys, the 'freedom fighters', the heroes you're supposed to root for, damnit!

Yet they behave in ways that'd have them up in front of a tribunal for war crimes - and they get a pass. There's something pretty screwed up about that. The Geneva Accords are supposed to apply to and be abided by BOTH sides in a conflict.

I'd like to see some indepe... (Below threshold)
McCain:

I'd like to see some independent verification of this story. Has anyone seen it? This is a three-line story attributed to the IDF. As despicable as Hezbollah is, this is not their modus operandi and would subvert their own objective to appeal as populists. After hearing these rumors of prisoners getting transferred to Iran, Iranian agents firing missles, etc., time for verification. Otherwise, there remains the distinct possibility that this story is part of an excellent disinformation campaign as is expected in any military campaign.

As despicable as Hezboll... (Below threshold)

As despicable as Hezbollah is, this is not their modus operandi and would subvert their own objective to appeal as populists

Wachoo smokin, McCain? They are Arabs, and they are islamists. Being an Arab, islamist "populist" means doing exactly that. Being an American populist doesn't.

Hiding behind civilians, indeed, recruiting civilians, even children, into your weapon supply-chain, is noble. ...if you're an Arab. Recruiting children to do your fighting for you is noble. ...if you're a Palestinian Arab.

Remember who you're talking about.

rw, I take it that you don'... (Below threshold)
McCain:

rw, I take it that you don't have independent verification of this story, which I haven't seen anywhere either. About your general comments, surely there is a grain of truth in your view, but overall it is a false view. Hezbollah's mission is the destruction of Israel. Toward that end, they have normally historically marked military targets rather than civilian targets in Israel, although that is changing this week. Your comments about Hamas' methods would be more accurate (except for the populism part.)

Hezbollah's mission is t... (Below threshold)

Hezbollah's mission is the destruction of Israel. Toward that end, they have normally historically marked military targets rather than civilian targets in Israel

Sure. As long as by "military target" you mean what they mean.

If you're talking about a group of people who believe that a chair is called "table" and you don't use the terms they use the way they use them, then you're commiting equivocation.

Simply stated, they (Hezbol... (Below threshold)
914:

Simply stated, they (Hezbollah) target innocent civillians and use them to achieve?? well, nothing actually..




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