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The CBC's Israeli Bias

From the CBC:
Israel lifted its eight-week-old naval blockade of Lebanon Friday after European warships started patrolling the coastline to prevent arms shipments to Hezbollah.

Israel said the blockade was aimed at preventing the arrival of arms shipments to Hezbollah during the conflict, which started after eight Israeli soldiers were killed and two seized during a July 12 cross-border Hezbollah raid.

These statements are based on the dishonest assumption that Israel is the victim in this conflict, when actually they are the aggressor. The question of why Israel, the invading nation, the aggressor nation, has the right to impose a naval blockade to prevent Hezbollah from arming itself in defense of this aggression is completely ignored. In a reality based world, Lebanon would have the unequivocal right to impose blockades on Israel, who invaded their country. But no, Israel is apparently free to continue arming itself with happy fun-time weapons like cluster bombs, with which it blanketed Lebanon during the final few days before the cease-fire.

Further in, the story contradicts itself:
When Israel withdrew its troops from southern Lebanon in 2000, ending an 18-year occupation, the UN-drawn international line did not put Shebaa Farms in Lebanese territory, but in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, and later annexed.

So lets get this straight; Hezbollah started it by killing eight soldiers, even though Israel has been illegally occupying southern Lebanon for 18 years. Uh huh.

Lets change a few names around and see how this would go over in a different time and place:

NEWS FLASH: The UN has successfully brokered a ceasefire between The USA and Vietnam today. The ceasefire follows a concentrated effort on the part of the US to plant as many land mines as possible around the Vietnamese countryside before the end of hostilities. The US, citing unprovoked Vietnamese aggression, has demanded the right to impose a blockade of all weapons shipments to the tiny country. The US, meanwhile, is currently occupying Cambodia, placing strategic assets within easy striking distance of Vietnam.

Come to think of it, the press accounts probably wouldn't have been much different.

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