July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006: Hezbollah & Civilians -&- More

Video of Hezbollah using civilian shields
ws.giyus.org/points/point?id=63

Should we believe anything they say?


Thanks, W, for this: Hezbollah was using UN post as 'shield'
www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.ht
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Some Lebanese evacuees denied entry for security reasons, says Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day Ross Marowitz, July 28, 06 -- via Anne_mcm
s2.1-2-free-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=4937&mforum=#4937
news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20060727/ca_pr_on_na/lebanon_cda_security

MONTREAL (CP) - The Canadian government has denied entry to Canada to some evacuees from Lebanon who were believed to pose security risks, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said Thursday.

"There have been some security concerns in a very small amount of cases. Those have been spotted," he said after briefly touring Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with his Quebec counterpart as a flight arrived from Larnaca, Cyprus. Day did not say at what point in their journey the small number of people had been turned away. He also did not say how many were rejected.

About 40,000 Canadians have registered with the Canadian consulate in Beirut before registrations were stopped. Yet only 11,712 people have been evacuated on 27 ships as of Thursday, according to the Foreign Affairs Department. [....]


What would the rest be doing in Lebanon? Sitting on the beach? Not able to get to the port? There for another purpose?




What little I have heard from the usual suspects in the MSM, they are attempting to paint PM Harper and his government as displeasing Canadians. They have been crowing about a rise in Liberal support ... but I suspect they could find a poll/pollster to prove whatever they want ... perhaps someone who has done polling before very profitably. Anyway, another perspective:

Thanks to W: READER'S DIGEST: FACE TO FACE WITH STEPHEN HARPER -- The Man With A Plan
www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/08/stephen_harper.php

Stephen Harper has been moving at a fast clip since he was sworn into office as Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister in February. By July 1, despite the unfolding of an alleged terrorist plot that could have derailed his minority government and its agenda, the Conservatives had reduced the GST from seven to six percent, begun to roll out a $1,200 Universal Child Care Benefit to Canadian families, proposed changes to the Criminal Code to get tougher on crime, and committed our soldiers to a further two years in Afghanistan. Under his government, Canada finally reached a softwood lumber deal with the United States and is now exploring a made-in-Canada alternative to the Kyoto Protocol. Harper and his government show no signs of slowing down. [....]

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