Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 18th, 2006 11:36 am by HL
Excerpt:BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide car bomber struck amid a crowd of laborers across from a major Shiite shrine in southern Iraq Tuesday, killing at least 53 people and wounding 105, officials and witnesses said.
A senior Iraqi official said an al-Qaida in Iraq member who killed two captured U.S. soldiers last month had been fatally wounded in a clash with security forces.
Excerpt:Never have I witnessed such an appalling display of utter contempt for human life. And they’re not even ashamed to beam it across the globe, for all the world to see.
Israel is in violation of U.S. arms-control laws for deploying U.S.-made fighter planes, combat helicopters, and missiles to kill civilians and destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure in the ongoing six-day devastation of that militarily weak country.
The death toll, according to published reports, is over 200 people mostly civilians while the economic losses have been estimated at about $100 million per day.
“Section 4 of the [U.S.] Arms Export Control Act requires that military items transferred to foreign governments by the United States be used solely for internal security and legitimate self-defense,” says Stephen Zunes, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco.