“The US and Israel stand alone”

“I don’t think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that’s justified, no.”

— Jimmy Carter

5 Responses to “The US and Israel stand alone”

  1. Douglas Watts Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 2:45 am #

    James Earl Carter hit it on the nose.

  2. Steve Zwick Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 3:04 am #

    Where does this 10,000 figure come from — I have heard it bantied about, but every official listing I find says Israel has four known Lebanese prisoners. There are also a few dozen people who are missing, and I don’t know enough to say where they are — but nowhere near 10,000 — and his reference to “one or two” Israeli soldiers? They took two and killed three on the first day, and then killed five more who were trying to rescue the other two…

  3. Bob Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 7:15 am #

    His figures include Palestinian prisoners, note the reference to Gaza.

  4. Hasan Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    To Mr Zwick’s question regarding where the 10,000 number comes from, as Galloway pointed out on his Sky Interview, Israel captured a bunch when it first invaded and occupied southern Lebanon. It has yet to release these individuals. He quoted the number as 9,000.

  5. JD Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 3:16 am #

    How come we did not hear about this interview with Carter ?
    I can’t belive how biased is the media.
    By the way, I am very confused about the number of LEBANESE soldiers,
    i am starting to think that there are only 3. Otherwise Senioura would
    have mentionned the thousands, but he didn’t.