Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Poor (terrorist) Israel

Isabel Kershner summarizes the July 2006 war for NYT readers: "Hezbollah, a Shiite militant organization in Lebanon that is backed by Iran and Syria, fired thousands of rockets at Israel during a 34-day war in 2006 that left more than 1,000 Lebanese and several dozen Israelis dead."  Oh, poor Israel. So Israel just received those rockets and did not fire one rocket "back"? How awful.  And can you give us a more accurate estimate of the dead, including the percentage of Lebanese civilians killed? (The overall figure is more like 1300 on the Lebanese side, overwhelmingly civilian).