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Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims -- Bolton

Mon Jul 17, 4:47 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in Israel from "malicious terrorist acts".

Asked to comment on the deaths in an Israeli air strike of eight Canadian citizens in southern Lebanon Sunday, he said: "it is a matter of great concern to us ...that these civilian deaths are occurring. It's a tragedy."

"I think it would be a mistake to ascribe moral equivalence to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts," he added, while defending as "self-defense" Israel's military action, which has had "the tragic and unfortunate consequence of civilian deaths".

The eight dead Canadians were a Lebanese-Canadian couple, their four children, his mother and an uncle, said relatives in Montreal.

The Montreal pharmacist and his family had arrived in Lebanon 10 days earlier for a vacation in his parents' home village and to introduce his children to relatives, they said.

Three of his Lebanese relatives died too, a family member told AFP.

"It's simply not the same thing to say that it's the same act to deliberately target innocent civilians, to desire their deaths, to fire rockets and use explosive devices or kidnapping versus the sad and highly unfortunate consequences of self-defense," Bolton noted.

The overall civilian death toll from the Israeli onslaught in Lebanon since last Wednesday reached 195, in addition to 12 soldiers, officials said. Twenty-four Israelis have also been killed since fighting began last Wednesday, including 12 civilians in a barrage of Hezbollah rocket fire across the border.

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29 Jan 2015 @ 07:40 by Saif @ : orxdRvNBCVZjL
Why?Marketing.We're conditioned by the media to coeltceivlly freak out about terrorism and to address crime, and gun violence, in general with little more than shoulder shrugs.I think Cohen misses the mark a bit. Americans have reacted… reacted strongly… to mass public killings. We've seen that. And Americans have reacted strongly to gun violence locally and regionally. That's rarely covered in the national media. Unless it's sensational… then it might get a blurb or two… like the horrific murder of an little girl that locked down Valley Springs, CA. just like Boston, or the shooting death of a two year-old by her five year-old brother in Kentucky, ( … just one of those crazy accidents. ), but even that can't compete with the Terrorist Porn saturating the major media outlets.If Cohen wants to see Americans' reactions to crime and gun violence, maybe he should get out more.And as far as minority rule goes…Talk to the Democrats. They gave away control of the Senate to the minority when they gave away the nuclear option back in January. It's a One Party country now, and we are NOT invited.  

29 Jan 2015 @ 17:31 by Desy @ : OQvLvLjkIGimf
I believe local news reeotrpd yesterday that the two cops referred to have been placed on desk duty. Those two cops need to be suspended for a good while, without pay, or fired altogether. As Howard Finkelstein (the public defender turned people's advocate on WSVN) put it, if those two cops were willing to twist the story when they had nothing, or very little to gain by it, what would they not be willing to do to twist a story if they really had something to gain by it.  

30 Jan 2015 @ 06:23 by Cubacaliente @ : fzVbDzLhKfsJCZpMSAVH
Yes, Hussaini, your post is very offensive. The phtoos exist and are real, so however rare, some significant number of people interpret your same bizarro sky fairy tale differently than you do. Blame your (non-existent) allah-walla-walla for that, since he'd be the one too incompetent at the god game to get a consistent message out.But your last line is great. I have a coldless heart, for sure. Allah-walla-walla-shebang-bongo-boingo to you, girlie.RAmen.  

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