Heroic jihadi minutemen tell snipers: Aim for the doctors and chaplains

posted at 2:06 pm on July 28, 2006 by Allahpundit

Washington gave the same order at Yorktown, I believe.

If you thought those New York Times photo shoots were hot before, wait until they start doing over-the-shoulder shots of the “resistance” dropping medics at 300 yards.

Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.

Like Hezbollah firing on the IDF in Bint Jbail from inside a mosque.

Salon has a piece out this morning denying Israel’s assertion that Hezbollah uses civilians for cover. Such claims are “almost always false,” writes author Mitch Prothero. The operative word being “almost,” I guess, for over at the Times

[F]or some of the Christians who had made it out in this convoy, it was not just privations they wanted to talk about, but their ordeal at the hands of Hezbollah — a contrast to the Shiites, who make up a vast majority of the population in southern Lebanon and broadly support the militia.

“Hezbollah came to Ain Ebel to shoot its rockets,” said Fayad Hanna Amar, a young Christian man, referring to his village. “They are shooting from between our houses.”

“Please,’’ he added, “write that in your newspaper.”

Meanwhile, UN observers have helpfully redeployed out of harm’s way.


Or, as the new anchor of HDNet might say: coraje.

Peter Beinart’s got a nice op-ed in WaPo this morning about courage, Democrat style. It’s mostly just a recap, but as with Patterico’s recap of Greenwald, you can’t really grasp the magnitude of the problem until you see all the evidence in one place.

I assume everyone’s already seen the story on Drudge about Hezbollah’s new rockets. If not, Debka’s got a quick rundown. And, as always, a dire prediction to go with it:

Earlier, DEBKAfile reported exclusively: Israeli intelligence has upped its estimate of Hizballah’s stock of Zelzal-2 missiles whose 250km range covers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israeli army chiefs fear that Hassan Nasrallah, having received the nod from Tehran Wednesday, will start firing them at central Israel over the weekend.

They’re also hearing that Nasrallah is in Damascus right now, not the Iranian embassy in Beirut. And that he and Assad are plotting to escalate the conflict.

This post is depressing me, so let’s end it with a bit of completely unrelated but unambiguously good news. Hopefully the J-E-W-S won’t be blamed for this one.

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Actually, I’m pulling for good ol’ Cynthia. She’s one of those gifts that keep on giving – a perpetual source of embarassment for the Dems. There’s no way a Republican will win that seat, so we might as well have clown in it, just for laughs.

RedWinged Blackbird on July 28, 2006 at 2:23 PM

I’ll bet Crooks & Liars won’t have a link to this.


The Therapist on July 28, 2006 at 2:50 PM

Yup, and they hide behind skirts and strollers too. They use human shields, while the U.S., Britain and Israel shield humans. Thank you Israel for fighting islamofacists while others complain about it. Go IDF!

Tony737 on July 28, 2006 at 2:58 PM

What Israel needs to take the pressure off is a second front attack against Syria from the USA launched from Iraq. However, I don’t see that happening because of the upcoming elections.

docdave on July 28, 2006 at 3:00 PM

yes,docdave ,and the enemy is aware of that which is in the mix of why they are doing this now.

bbz123 on July 28, 2006 at 4:00 PM

I’m surprised Al-Qaida isn’t sending their own delgation to Syria to further strategize. After all, they are just dying to get into this dance.

Rick on July 28, 2006 at 4:35 PM

I read this story in USA Today while I was eating lunch earlier. And almost puked.

C’mon, liberals … tell us again about the moral equivalence. Tell us again who the biggest terrorist is. Tell us about the “freedom fighters” one more time.

Professor Blather on July 28, 2006 at 6:54 PM

Eventually, everyone to the right of Howard Dean and CSheehan (which includes all moderates and yes, many Democrats)will ‘get it.’ Meaning that the left can’t play the moral equivalence game forever. The is Good and there is Evil, and we should do Good and avoid doing Evil. Whomever the Republicans run for President may see support coming from the 2008 versions of “Reagan Democrats”.

Doug on July 29, 2006 at 12:56 AM