Lebanon, I Do Not Believe It

By Richard Salbato

Recently I spent a week traveling from Beirut to the south of Lebanon and then on to Jordan. Everywhere I went I met the finest of people.  Of course, most of them were Christians and what great Christians they were.  I went south to visit and write about a miracle of Our Lady of Lebanon, http://www.unitypublishing.com/Newsletter/LebanonMiracle.htm

I wrote about my trip http://www.unitypublishing.com/Newsletter/JordanVisit.htm and the wonderful people in Lebanon and Jordan.  Beirut was almost completely re-built after the war of Syria and Israel in Lebanon’s capital city.  I say this deliberately as I am in a disagreement with some of my friends as to what the war in Lebanon was all about.  It is my opinion that the Lebanese People had nothing to do with the war then and nothing to do with the war now.

If you look at the history of Lebanon you will see that for many years Lebanon was a Christian country and a peaceful country. The majority of people were Christians and the minorities were Moslems, but both got along very well.   Syria could not accept that fact and invaded Lebanon.  They brought in hundreds of thousands of Moslems in order to turn it from a predominately Christian country into a majority of Moslems.  These non-Lebanese became a Syrian-Iranian surrogate army called Hezbollah. 

Although it was claimed that Syria withdrew its army before I visited Lebanon, I did not see it that way.  As I traveled through the country every check point (about every ten miles) had at least three military men, one from the Lebanese army, one from the Hezbollah, and one from Syria.  Syria?  Yes, Syria.  Although it was claimed on the world press that Syria pulled out of Lebanon, they left behind Syrian military men that were the eyes and ears of Syria everywhere in Lebanon, about every ten miles. 

And although the stupid United Nations promised to send in troops that would disarm the Hezbollah in compliance with resolution 1559, the Hezbollah brought in 12,000 rockets and launchers, at least 40 missals and launchers, hundreds of thousands of guns, thousands of anti-tank guns, built underground bunkers in the south of Lebanon, trained armies in Iran, received military uniforms and pay from Iran, and received millions of dollars per month to buy the support of the people of Lebanon.  All this buildup happened over a six year period under the watchful eyes of the United Nations peace-keeping troops and the intelligence of the CIA and Israel.  

What is now being said is that 90% of the Lebanese people support Hezbollah, not just Shiites, but Christians and Shiite enemies, Sunni.  I do not believe it.

Truth about Lebanon  

Listen to the words of a Lebanese living in America, Debbie Schlussel, about her friends who had just returned from Lebanon.  Debbie said:

“I was talking with few friends of mine (Christian Lebanese) who arrived in America this past weekend, rescued by the marines and American ships off the shores of Beirut. They said that as the Marines were helping the Muslim (American) ladies on the ships, these Muslims were cussing them out in Arabic. The Muslim (Americans) being rescued were sitting on the decks saying (in Arabic):

"Death to you, (meaning our marines)!  Death to America and Israel! You are the source of the problems. All our misery is because of you."

“This talk was going on as the marines were holding their little babies in their arms playing with them. Even in the bathroom as one woman went on a cussing fit, another one told her to keep it down in case they understand Arabic and they would hear her. The woman answered:

"I don't care if they hear me. I hate them. I cannot stand them anymore."

“I begged my friend to come forward to the media and give interviews. She said she wouldn't dare because of what the Muslims might do to her and her family. She said:

"Our house is there, our businesses, our life, and our relatives. We have to go back to Lebanon, if I come out and give interviews they will track us down and kill us. Our life in Lebanon would be over. We can't take this risk."

“This is the problem in the Middle East as to why you only hear one side of the story. People are terrorized into silence. When you hear the reports (about public opinion in Lebanon that 80% of Lebanese support Hezbollah) don't be fooled.

“My friends told me when I asked them the question is it really true that public opinion is changing favoring Hezbollah, my friends said that the Christians, who answered the poll, were not sure if those people asking the questions were Hezbollah operatives spying to see who is going to answer against Hezbollah so they can be eliminated. Also, according to friends of mine who are close to the government, members of the parliament were threatened with death just like Harriri if they do not line up with Hezbollah. That's why you saw the Lebanese leadership change their tune within the first few days of the war.

“Hezbollah is king in Lebanon, and terror is their rule. As for all those wonderful AMERICANS we rescued from Lebanon shrouded with headscarves and men with beard, those are the same Hezbollah terrorists men, women and children who are plotting our destruction right here on our soil, carrying our citizenship.”

Hezbollah in America

By Debbie Schlussel

DEARBORNISTAN, USA--To all those who had any doubt where the loyalty of Shia Muslims in America is, take the comments of Hayat Taleb--at yesterday's latest pro-Hezbollah rally to heart.

Taleb, aged 24, who grew up here, lives in Dearbornistan (Michigan), and is a mother of two U.S. citizens she is raising to share her beliefs said this to The Detroit Spews:

"I'd rather die there [Lebanon] than live here [America]."

So, why are you still here, Hayat? What are you waiting for? Get the heck out. Perhaps we should chip in for a 1-way ticket. And a couple of tickets for her two young America-haters in training, also.

Also, check out this barely visible sign from yesterday's rally. It features the name "Bush" and a picture of the American flag in the shape of a Jewish star. Hmmm . . . they're not anti-Semitic, are they?! Memo to Neil Cavuto.


Oh, and by the way, Neil, you might want to check out some of those Hezbollah planning and financing sessions going on at restaurants, like Adonis and others all over Dearbornistan and up and down Warren Ave., where yesterday's Hezbollah rally took place.



Who Are The Hezbollah?

How stupid are Americans or at least what a short memory they have.  Look at the facts:

1979, November: Muslim extremists (Iranian variety) seized the U.S. Embassy in Iran and held 52 American hostages for 444 days, following Democrat Jimmy Carter's masterful foreign policy granting Islamic fanaticism its first real foothold in the Middle East.

1982, Lebanon: Muslim extremists (mostly Hezbollah) began a nearly decade-long habit of taking Americans and Europeans hostage in Lebanon, killing William Buckley and holding Terry Anderson for 6 1/2 years.  

1983, Lebanon, April: Muslim extremists (Islamic Jihad or possibly Hezbollah) bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 16 Americans.

1983, Lebanon, October: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) blew up the U.S. Marine barracks at the Beirut airport, killing 241 Marines.

1983, December: Muslim extremists (al-Dawa) blew up the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing five and injuring 80.

1984, Lebanon, September: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) exploded a truck bomb at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people, including two U.S. servicemen.

1984, December: Muslim extremists (probably Hezbollah) hijacked a Kuwait Airways airplane, landed in Iran and demanded the release of the 17 members of al-Dawa who had been arrested for the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing two Americans before the siege was over.

1985, Lebanon, June 14: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) hijacked TWA Flight 847 out of Athens, diverting it to Beirut, taking the passengers hostage in return for the release of the Kuwait 17 as well as another 700 prisoners held by Israel. When their demands were not met, the Muslims shot U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem and dumped his body on the tarmac.

1985, October: Muslim extremists (Palestine Liberation Front backed by Libya) seized an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, killing 69-year-old American Leon Klinghoffer by shooting him and then tossing his body overboard.

1985, December: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed airports in Rome and Vienna, killing 20 people, including five Americans.

1986, April: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed a discotheque frequented by U.S. servicemen in West Berlin, injuring hundreds and killing two, including a U.S. soldier.

1988, December: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

End of Communist Support, (Then came an amazing, historic pause in Muslim extremists' relentless war on America after Ronald Reagan won the Cold War by doing the opposite of everything recommended by Democrats, depriving Islamic terrorists of their Soviet sponsors. This confuses liberals because they don't understand the concept of terror sponsors, whether it's the Soviet Union or Iraq.)

1993, February: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, possibly with involvement of friendly rival al Qaeda) set off a bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding more than 1,000.

1993,Spring: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Sudanese Islamic Front and at least one member of Hamas) plot to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the U.N. complex, and the FBI's lower Manhattan headquarters.

1995, November: Muslim extremists (possibly Iranian "Party of God") explode a car bomb at U.S. military headquarters in Saudi Arabia, killing five U.S. military servicemen.

1996, June: Muslim extremists (13 Saudis and a Lebanese member of Hezbollah, probably with involvement of al Qaeda) explode a truck bomb outside the Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds.

1998, August: Muslim extremists (al Qaeda) explode truck bombs at U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 and injuring thousands.

2000, October: Muslim extremists (al Qaeda) blow up the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 U.S. sailors.

2001, 9-11,  Muslim extremists (al Qaeda) hijack commercial aircraft and fly planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

2001 to 2006, Attacks on innocent civilians continue daily in Afganistan and Iraqi for over 5 years now.

In the last 5 years they have bombed Spain, England, countries in Africa, Philippines, and all over Asia.

America, England and Italy have caught and stopped 14 attempted bombings in the last 5 years.

The nation wide riots in France were 90% French born Moslems.

America's war with Islamic fanaticism didn't start on 9/11, but it's going to end with 9/11 -- as long as Americans aren't foolish enough ever to put a Democrat in the White House.


Should We Support Israel?  Why?


If you have been reading my Newsletters over the past months you will see that I am not pro-Israel as some Catholics and Protestants are.  I realize the reason for its creation by the Illuminati was a way of controlling the oil fields in the Middle East.  I also realize that Zionists are not the majority of Jews throughout the world, and many Jews do not support Zionists.  I have written about the two major classes of Jews, the Talmud Jews (much like Radical Islam) and the Torah Jews, a very moral class of people much like Christians in many things. 

When asked about God’s help of Jews in Israel by Syrian Christians a few years ago, I answered that:

“You will never drive Jews out of Jerusalem because God wants them there at this time in history.  You should not envy Jews, however, since the reason God wants them there is to be the first to accept the Antichrist as God, and this is predicted by Christ, Himself.”

That being the case, why would I support Jews over Moslems in this war today?  First of all, Jews are not even the cause of them being in Jerusalem, the Illuminati did this.  Second, Jews are not Demonic, but Radical Islam followers of Mohammed are Demonic. Jews to not deliberately attack civilians, but Radical Moslems do. Jews do not want to take over other countries but Radical Moslems do.  Jews only retaliate after being attacked, but Radical Moslems attack without provocation. 

The Jews were given this land by God, Himself.  The Jews are God’s chosen people, and even though we Catholics are the fulfillment of that promise, God will bring back the Jews before the end of the world.  Christ, Mary, and all the founders of our faith are Jews.

But the biggest reason I support Israel over Moslems is practical.  Iran wants to re-build the Persian Empire and only America and Israel keep them from taking over Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

You could say that Israel has made big mistakes thinking it could live with Radical Islam. Ehud Barak pulled the IDF out of Lebanon in what the Arab world perceived as panic. Hezbollah moved in. The same panic motivated the regime of Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert to flee from Gaza; and Hamas moved in. Sharon and Olmert kept talking about "painful concessions"; and here it is, the pain. First came the concessions, and now, here's the pain.

Shall I say that Israel (not the 22 tyrannical and fanatical countries that surround Israel) is a mistake?  Israelis, 99 percent of them, are like Americans. They love peace, cherish liberty. They continue to advance all civilization in technology and science.


Moslem Morals

Although I have seen the morality of Moslem men in my year in Syria, months in Michigan and in the Moslems I met in Europe, the experience of Sweden’s Moslems explains it all.  Intimidation of people reporting any kind of crime to the police by Moslems has almost made them immune to the law.

Threats against witnesses in Swedish court cases quadrupled between 2000 and 2003 alone.  Besides, there is a lack of trust among the general public in the efficiency of their police force.  Street violence of all kinds is soaring on a national level.

Private security companies are in great demand in major Swedish cities, as a serious lack of police to combat rising crime has made many citizens tired of being robbed.  The number of reported cases of physical abuse/assault in Stockholm has tripled in three decades.  The number of people under the age of 18 who are serving sentences in juvenile detention centers has risen sharply over the last five years.  Gangs of 14 and 15 year-olds raping and robbing is now common in many Stockholm suburbs.

Mafia networks demanding protecting money from private businesses are increasingly common.   Organized crime is no longer just a problem in the major cities.  It has now spread throughout most of Sweden.  At the same time, the under-funded and undermanned Swedish police officers feel "unmotivated" to fight crime, according to a study made by police researcher Stefan Holgersson, who interviewed 2000 Swedish police officers,"  according to Baron Bodissey via http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2006/05/new-york-times-and-sweden-dark-side-of.html
In other words, for Muslims to take over a country, all one has to do is silence the reporters, police, political authorities and news feeds. With that, each neighborhood will have to discover for itself that the Islamic intrusion is encapsulating the politic.

It is easier now to fight the enemy by saying there is no enemy.  But in time, the enemy will attack their silent defenders and then there will be no one left but the enemy.  Sweden in present tense is the perfect frightening example of this mode.

Two Swedish girls were sent home from school for wearing sweaters showing a tiny Swedish flag.  The headmaster was concerned that this might be deemed offensive by some immigrants.

As Muslims take over turf, it is then cowardice that looms for the authorities weave into the culture the Muslim potential for trouble by negating the country’s distinction, even in the case of small Swedish flags worn on sweaters.  In other words, we must make room for the new persons — immigrant Muslims — so that they don’t upset our culture.  All the while however they are taking over the culture so that what was heretofore becomes nonexistent.

One wonders then why President Bush and the US Congress welcomed with US citizenship papers 7000 Russian Muslims settling outside Philadelphia. They were all granted houses, furniture and pensions for the elderly.  What is that going to do when that is duplicated throughout the nation?  Already Detroit has become a Muslim province of its own with locals bowing to their demands rather than take the chance of a Muslim attack.

In some countries, local police look the other way when a crime such as rape is committed.  Why?  They fear Muslims attacking their own persons, their families, their homes, so they look the other way.   With that, Muslim gangs are all the more encouraged to rape the local females such as is happening now in Sweden. 

Actress Ylva Törnlund has visited several schools in Tensta, and was alarmed by the harsh atmosphere she discovered there.  ‘The attitudes we meet in the schools are frightening.  One boy talked about how girls should be f**ked to pieces until they bleed,’  Törnlund said.   She decided to visit the area after a rape that took place in a public bath nearby in broad daylight.   A 17-year-old girl was raped, and none of the other guests did anything to stop this.  The girl was first approached by a 16-year-old boy.   He and his friends followed her as she walked away into a grotto, and inside the grotto he got her blocked in the corner, ripped off her bikini and raped her, while his friend held her firm."

Concerning Sweden: ‘It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,’ says Hamid, in an interview about another gang rape involving a Swedish girl and immigrant perps.  ‘The Swedish girl gets a lot of help afterwards, and she had probably f**ked before, anyway.   But the Arab girl will get problems with her family.  For her, being raped is a source of shame.  It is important that she retains her virginity until she marries.’

‘It is far too easy to get a Swedish whore…… girl, I mean;’ says Hamid, and laughs over his own choice of words.  "Many immigrant boys have Swedish girlfriends when they are teenagers.   But when they get married, they get a proper woman from their own culture who has never been with a boy.  That’s what I am going to do.  I don’t have too much respect for Swedish girls.  I guess you can say they get f**ked to pieces.’

"The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in just above twenty years.  Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six times as common today as they were a generation agoResident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects.  Lawyer Ann Christine Hjelm, who has investigated violent crimes in one court, found that 85 per cent of the convicted rapists were born on foreign soil or by foreign parents.


$1,600,000,000 A Year From Iran



Brigitte Gabriel
Brigitte Gabriel is an expert on the Middle East conflict and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. She's the former news anchor of World News for Middle East television and the founder of AmericanCongressforTruth.com.


By Brigitte Gabriel
www.FrontPageMagazine.com  |
November 30, 2005

Hezbollah - the organization that America failed to deal with back in 1983 after it blew up Marines in Lebanon - is now flexing its political muscle, positioning itself to take control over South Lebanon and parts of the Bekaa Valley beside the juncture of Syria and Israel's northern border. And it is in these very territories that Hezbollah now trains the Syrian and al-Qaida terrorists who flood daily into Iraq.

Our enemies are strengthening, networking and uniting for our destruction, and Hezbollah has emerged as one of the major arteries that fuels the terror that threatens Israel and the West. With the attention of most Americans focused on the insurgency in Iraq and the rhetorical warfare being waged in the halls of the U.S. Congress, Hezbollah's bombardment and invasion of northern Israel last week went almost unnoticed.

For six hours, mortar shells and Katyusha rockets rained down all along the Israel-Lebanon border and down into the Galilee, driving thousands of Israelis back down into their bomb shelters. Five Hezbollah raiders were killed and more than a dozen IDF soldiers were injured. To the extent that any Americans even heard about it, it was mostly dismissed as just another flare-up of the Israeli/Arab conflict. Most Americans think Hezbollah is a domestic Lebanese problem, or a problem for the Israelis. This is a critical and dangerous mistake. Everything that Hezbollah does is intended to eventually harm the United States.

The stage was set with the recent unilateral Gaza withdrawal and the American pressured decision to cede security control over the Rafah border with Egypt, which the Arabs look at as contemptible weakness. In short, radical jihadists sense this vulnerability and attack. The West needs to wake up to what is coming our way.

Hezbollah is a real danger to the region as it is backed fully by Iran who is bent on "wiping the Jewish State of Israel off the map," as Iranian terror President Ahmadinejad has said not once but twice in recent weeks. Iran now has Russian built spy satellites, long distance Shehab III missiles that can reach Israel and Europe with real chemical, biological or nuclear WMD's. Its population is teeming with tens of thousands of potential suicide bombing martyrs who can fill Hezbollah's ranks.

In addition, Syria harbors a desire to wreak revenge on Israel for the shame of having lost territory in several wars. It also wants to stick its thumb in the eye of the U.S. who are conducting counter-terrorism actions against terrorists who are using Syria as a base of operations. Bashar Assad is under tremendous international pressure because of Syrian involvement in the assassination of Rafik Hariri. Therefore Syria is supporting Hezbollah in its attacks on Israel. Assad believes that by supporting Hezbollah in its attacks on Israel and al Qaeda in Iraq, he can help to rally the support of the Arab world and deflect attention from the Hariri investigation.

Hezbollah receives over $650 million annually in cash from Iran. It earns another $650 million from phone card monopolies and controls the Internet traffic in Lebanon. Hezbollah is rumored to earn an estimated $300 million annually in brokering drug deals in the region. All told, according to reliable sources, it has an annual war-chest of over $1.6 billion, more than enough to fund terrorism and build up a hidden store of tens of thousands of Katyusha rockets and arms in mountain bunkers in the Bekaa Valley. The PLO armed itself with Soviet assistance in the 70's, but the Israelis were able to neutralize much of this threat. With such unbridled access and money, Hezbollah can arm itself for another generation of death.

Iran, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and al Qaeda see only weakness - a weakness arising from Israel's vulnerability after the Gaza withdrawal and last week's border crossing fiasco pushed by Condi Rice and the Arabists in the U.S. State Department. They also are pumped up because they see anti-war activists such as Cindy Sheehan and members of Congress in an uproar demanding an early exit in Iraq.

Sensing Israel and the U.S. on the run, they naturally pounce not only because of the prospect of American forces leaving the region, but also because of possible change in party control in Israel's Knesset next March. Now, will the world, especially the U.S., do what is right by its best ally and military defense force in the Middle East? The terrorists are watching our consistency and conviction waiting for their opportunity to strike.


Hezbollah Terrorists in America


By Dale Hurd CBN News
The leader of Hezbollah has declared America the enemy. Many Arabs and Muslims in America openly support Hezbollah.

Is this treason?  Is this a potential threat to our safety?  Several thousand people marched through the Detroit suburb of Dearborn a few weeks ago, chanting "Hezbollah" and holding up photos of Hezbollah leader Sheik Nasrallah and posters comparing President Bush to Hitler.

Similar protests took place in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. The U.S. government calls Hezbollah a terrorist organization, but don't tell that to these Americans.

Osama Siblani publishes the Arab-American News, the largest Arab-American newspaper in the United States. He said, “No, They are not terrorists. Absolutely not! No! They are freedom fighters.”  He told the Chicago Tribune that if the FBI wants to go after Hezbollah supporters in Dearborn, "…they better bring a fleet of buses. I, for one, would be willing to go to jail."

Hezbollah is an Iranian creation, and although it has a measure of independence, it's considered Iran's proxy army in southern Lebanon. As many as 15,000 of Dearborn's Arabs come from the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbeil, Lebanon.

In fact, the current mayor in Bint Jbeil, Haj Ali Bazzi, is from Dearborn. He has an American passport and a Michigan driver’s license.

The dominant Islamic leader in Dearborn is Mohammed Ali Elahi, an Iranian-American whose Web site displays photos of Elahi with Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Fadlallah and former Iranian President Rafsanjani, who once suggested nuking Israel. He spoke with CBN News terrorism expert Erick Stackelbeck.

“We need to have another interview,” said Elahi, “of talking about Hezbollah – whether that is a terrorist organization or not. I know that, legally, in the U.S. now, Hezbollah is on that list. And whether we agree with the law or disagree, we have to follow the law of the land.”

Before 9-11, Hezbollah killed more Americans than any other terrorist group: 300 murdered in six separate attacks, including 243 Marines in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. Now, with America's building confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program, the New York Post reports that Hezbollah is prepared to activate terrorist sleeper cells in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Detroit.

No less than nine Federal prosecutors are investigating Hezbollah ties in the Detroit area alone. And the FBI has issued a nationwide alert for local and state police to be vigilant in investigating Hezbollah sympathizers.

Barbara Newman, a former investigative producer for ABC news, is co-author of Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil.

Newman said, "Hezbollah makes al-Qaeda look like Sunday-schoolers. They're the best light infantry in the world, and they're dangerous, and they're all over America.”

"It's an army that was started in 1982 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards,” Newman explained. “And they wanted to impose the same type of regime on Lebanon as they have in Iran. They're a mortal enemy of the West and of democracy."

Hezbollah fighters have also already fought the United States in Iraq, and Newman says it’s building improvised explosive devices that kill GIs.

"The FBI just told me that Hezbollah is making the most advanced ones that are coming into play. Plus, they're training. They have offices there. It's not widely known," she said.

Arab and Muslim Americans who support Hezbollah have expressed anger that their patriotism is being questioned. But critics wonder how it's possible to support both Hezbollah and the United States.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/745740.html   Moslems at Temple Mount 

The Catholic Church and Hezbollah

July 14, 2006, Vatican Radio declaration, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican secretary of state:

"As in the past, the Holy See also condemns both the terrorist attacks on the one side and the military reprisals on the other.”  He stressed that Israel has a “right to self-defense,” but that “does not exempt it from respecting the norms of international law, especially as regards the protection of civilian populations.”

Franciscan Father David Jaeger, a Middle East expert living in Israel, said in a July 13 Vatican Radio interview, that “it is necessary to understand the depth and force of Israel’s anger.”  He stressed that "the Lebanese government has a choice: It can continue to allow Hezbollah to control southern Lebanon or it can show some courage, reaffirm Lebanese sovereignty and suppress Hezbollah." Yet, while suggesting that the violence will subside, he was not optimistic about the future.

“We’ve been in this movie before,” he said. “It is reasonable to assume that eventually, after further bloodshed and destruction, God forbid, some sort of truce will be achieved and some sort of calm will return, until the next time.”

Pope Benedict XVI voiced his growing concern at violence in the Middle East after the praying of the Angelus July 2, 2006. "Faced, on the one hand, with blind violence that provokes appalling massacres and, on the other, with the threat of a worsening of the crisis which over the last few days has become even more dramatic, what is needed is justice and a serious and credible commitment to peace, which unfortunately are nowhere to be seen,” the pope said.

I firmly support the careful statements of the Vatican and Father Jaiger.  The Vatican has to be careful to not put Christians living in Lebanon, Syria, Iraqi and Iran in danger of attacks by what they say but at the same time do not support terrorists.  However the words of so-called Christians below, Orthodox Mona Muzaber and Catholic Father Elias Zahlawi are so demonic to me that if I were their bishop I WOULD EXCOMUNICATE THEM. You judge for yourself.

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Seventy-seven-year-old Mona Muzaber lights a candle for Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah at the Orthodox Church of the Cross in the center of Damascus.

"I love him. I never felt Nasrallah was a religious zealot. He is a patriot who doesn't seek personal gain," she said. "I light a candle daily for him to remain under God's protection."

Israel's offensive against Lebanon has brought Christians in neighboring Syria closer to Nasrallah, a Shi'ite Muslim, reviving Arab nationalist feelings and blurring sectarian divisions.

Bishops and priests say Syria's Christians, a devout community of around three million out of a population of 18 million, identify strongly with Nasrallah's battle with Israel, which has occupied Syria's Golan Heights since 1967.

"Pray for the resistance, pray for Hassan Nasrallah. He is defending justice," Father Elias Zahlawi told the congregation at special mass held at the Lady of Damascus, a Catholic church.

Across Damascus Christians, like Muslims, sit glued to Nasrallah's al-Manar television, receptive to his portrayal of the war as one in defense of all Arabs, as well as Muslims.

At the biblical-era Straight Street, Khaldoun Uzrai hung the yellow flags of Hezbollah all over his liquor and grocery shop.

"We are Arabs at the end of the day. Nasrallah is one of our own. He is realizing our dreams," Uzrai said

Are Lebanese Civilians Innocent?


I started out this Newsletter saying that I do not believe most Lebanese civilians support Hezbollah and I think I have made that argument very well because I have used the words and writings of Lebanese people.  Now I am going to say something that will even anger my friends and maybe even the Vatican.   I do not think the civilians of Lebanon are as innocent of this conflict as it seems at first glance. 

Let us first take a look at the Lebanese Government.  This government was formed with the help of the United Nations and with a promise to disarm the Hezbollah.  They formed a compromise government with three leaders, one Christian, one Shiite and one Sunni.  Under this government the Hezbollah got stronger and stronger.  They let the Hezbollah bring missals and launchers through the harbor by boat, though the airport by plane and from Syria by truck and train.  They let Hezbollah push out everyone except their own families from the south of Lebanon, so that they could control the house seats of that geographical area and have seats in the house. 

From 2000 rockets and some missals have been launched from and stored in the houses of Hezbollah families towards only civilian targets in Israel. The Army of Israel drops leaflets in these areas telling people to get out before they bomb the places where they know these launchers and storage places are. I cannot see how Israel can do anything else except let Hezbollah bomb their citizens and do nothing about it.  The first and most important responsibility of any government is to protect its citizens at any cost.  What if the Mexican government let Hezbollah attach us from Mexico?  What would we do?  Of course Mexico does let Hezbollah come into our country but that is another Newsletter.

It can be argued that even Christians are too intimidated to go against Hezbollah and maybe even forced to be targets of Israel.  I do not hold them innocent any more than I hold Saint Peter innocent for denying Christ to save his life.  I have compassion and understanding but he did sin.

Were the first Christians stupid when they went to their death for refusing to condone the Pagan beliefs?  Was Saint Thomas More stupid when he refused to be silent about his best friends heresy?  My friends say that I am too extreme because these people who allow Hezbollah on their TV Stations everyday are only protecting their lives.  But this is why all dictators exist.

Now let us look at Columbia.  The terrorists there (the drug lords) have a bigger army than the government.  In fact, they may even have more supporters in the population than not.  Nonetheless, the government and the Catholic Church fight and fight hard against them.  The Catholics there have lost hundreds of priests, nuns and even bishops who speak out against the drug lords.  Where are these brave people in Lebanon?

Obsession Movie

Anyone who thinks he can coexist with Radical Islam needs to see a movie made by a lady whose was taught from the age of three years to be a Radical Islamist.  Her husband died with bombs strapped to his body and blew himself up.  She presents actual film of the education these people receive to hate and kill all who do not hold to the extreme Moslem view.   This movie is a must for all the free world to understand what we are fighting.  After you see this, you will understand that we are not fighting an army but we are fighting men, women and children. 

I cannot help remembering what my uncle told me about his experiences in Vietnam.  He was talking with a guard at the entrance to an American Base there.  A 5-year-old Vietnamese boy came to the gate to sell his products in the base.  When the guard asked him to open his coat so that he could search him, the boy walked away into the base.  The guard called to him over and over to stop but the 5-year-old boy did not stop.  The guard shot him in the back.  …………………..

…………. Now that you have had time to judge that the guard as wrong, read on.

The boy had two hand-grenades under his arm-pits with the pins already pulled. Perhaps you have not seen the cartoons shown on Iranian Television everyday showing a 5-year-old boy strapping bombs to his body and jumping on top of a Israel tank blowing himself up and then making him out a martyr of the faith.  This is the brainwashing that has been going on for the last 50 years. 

                                                                   Richard Salbato

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