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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 

Questions Concerning the Israeli/Lebenese Casus Belli

I am not one for conspiracy theories, and I like CounterPunch less and less for their insistence on running stories that promote various "alternate explanations." It is wacky and ultra-left; and does much more to hurt the left's intellectual reputation than help it.

That said, if there is anything of truth in this piece by Trish Schuh it needs to be in the realm of "known-knowns" and leftists and revolutionaries have an obligation to introduce these may-be facts to our friends, co-workers, class-mates and larger communities.

One little excerpt:
AP also ran changed versions. On July 12, at 5:41AM Joseph Panossian wrote: "The militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon, prompting a swift reaction from Israel, which sent ground forces into its neighbor to look for them."

At 7:09 AM, Panossian had altered his report: "The Hezbollah militant group captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes along the Lebanese border on Wednesday."

By late afternoon, at 4:13 PM, AP's Panossian had completely shifted location: "Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel on Wednesday and captured two Israeli soldiers. Israel responded in southern Lebanon with warplanes, tanks and gunboats, and said eight of its soldiers had been killed in the violence."

Again, the full article can be found on CounterPunch's website here.

Hey Nice Site, I'll be back 

Posted by kazembe

Hey, good to see a burst of posting from the "extended family" as it were. Just wanted folks down in TN to know that folks here back in NYC are inspired by your efforts. I'm personally getting into this blogging thing at All Out for the Fight . Right now I'm thinking of ways to collaborate the varied revolutionary left blogging efforts.

I'll get in contact once I get around to setting up an email for the site. In the meantime, you're linked from my blogroll, and I'm adding this to my Technorati favorites. 

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