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If this holds then the reports of Hezbullah "hiding" amongst civilians was wrong.  Those civilians were fighting alongside Hezbullah.  And poof goes another Israeli/US propaganda campaign.

Which aspect of the Israeli/US propaganda campaign goes poof?

Out of the Dark Age came the most magnificent thing we have in our society: the recognition that people can have a society without having a state.

by marco on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 12:42:58 AM EST
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That Hezbullah is a terrorist organization.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 08:49:10 AM EST
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From the Guardian link, above:

Hizbullah operates as "a state within the state", with its own hospitals, social organisations and social security system. "But we are also an Islamic resistance movement, an indoctrinated army,"

I don't know what to call, label, Hezbullah but it isn't a terrorist group and it isn't a guerrilla group - guerrillas don't stand and fight.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 09:38:14 AM EST
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Hezbollah hiding behind civilians is not grounds for calling them terrorists, but the kidnapping of civilian's and suicide bombings are.  

Whether Hezbollah hide behind civilian's or not, I believe they do and so does people in the UN (see Jan Egeland's comments), in the fight in Lebanon it shows that civilian's are taking up arms against military units something, which is clearly a violation of the Geneva Convention stating that all combatants including guerrilla forces, even civilians, have to wear recognizable and distinctive signs from a distance.  Even so my personal opinion is that Hezbollah has got a large amount of civilian supporters in the south, which has been supplied with weapons and is ready to fight on a relative short notice in direct violation of the Geneva Convention.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Tue Aug 29th, 2006 at 07:18:45 PM EST
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