When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

30 July 2006

Photos that damn Hezbollah

I've been getting a lot of e-mails lately, pitched in tones of real or feigned outrage, about the civilian casualties in Lebanon (usually complete with pictures of burned and/or mutilated and/or dead children.) Someone out there seems to be targeting bloggers with published e-mail addresses with this kind of information.

So. The next time you get one of those e-mails, consider this:
This is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia.

The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday
Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.

Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.

The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend.
I haven't reproduced the pictures here, as I don't own the rights and haven't been able to secure permission (yet), but you can go to the Herald-Sun site and view them.

Photos that damn Hezbollah | (Melbourne, Australia) Herald Sun

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