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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Berri Contacts Meshaal, May Call Parliament to Session 'to Take Stand of Solidarity with Gaza'
2012-11-18
[An Nahar] Speaker Nabih Knobby Berri
Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, a member of AMAL, a not very subtle Hizbullah sock puppet...
contacted during the past two days Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, leader Khaled Meshaal to condemn the Israeli assault against the Gazoo Strip, revealed An Nahar daily on Saturday.

It added that the speaker may call parliament to session, should the Israeli aggression continue, "in order to take a stand of solidarity with the Paleostinian people."

His circles told the daily that this step stems from Leb's position and "its closeness to the Paleostinian developments."

"This step is not aimed at cornering the March 14 camp that has taken the decision to boycott Prime Minister Najib Miqati's government," they explained.

An Nahar reported however that should Berri go through with his plan, the March 14-led opposition may indeed feel cornered "seeing as it has not yet taken a decision on whether it will take part in the parliament session, scheduled for November 27, on the occasion of Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian's visit to Leb."
Posted by:Fred

#8  Hey, I was excited about a new word - until google suggested 'prescient', which is obvious from the edit distance between the words. Once you suspect a typo, anyway.

For a real word of the day, Vanderleun comes through with Kummerspeck, a German word meaning the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-18 23:16  

#7  I'm so sorry, SteveS. Is it a word? I ask because it turned out that a lot of the words That happened when I spoke German back in the day were real, but only used by me and the elite level of German linguistics professors. Then there were the ones that set my interlocutors to laughing so hard they had tears rolling down their cheeks, most involving separable verbs... Unfortunately I don't remember which was which.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-18 21:58  

#6  I went and looked it up, thinking we had a new Word of the Day here at Rantburg U
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-18 12:20  

#5  Orescient, Fred?

Or prescient, were the iPad not considerably fonder of Os than Ps. PIMF!!
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-18 12:10  

#4  Gaza fires rockets - unguided and random - at civilian populations. Israel retaliates with missiles - guided and with military intent.

Yet they have equal moral standing? I don't think so
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-18 11:56  

#3  Orescient, Fred? I woke up to exactly that tape on NBC's Today Show this morning, and Gaza's rockets presented by omission of previous history as a respnse to Israel's unprecedented and vicious attack... and this on a show aimed at housewives pondering side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-18 11:42  

#2  Don't count on it. Even at this point the Gazooks are being seen as the innocent victims.

Soon the ululadies will be howling and the local equivalent of Green Helment guy will be hauling the same dead baby out of six or seven rubble piles. We've already seen the guy in the brown jacket lie down on the road so the ambo guys could carry him away for the cameras.

Any response by Israel will be denounced as "disproportionate." Cries are already being heard for trials of Israelis, not Gazooks, not Hamas, in "international war crimes courts."

We've seen this cheap movie before.
Posted by: Fred   2012-11-18 09:25  

#1  Hamas overplayed it's hand by shooting all kinds of rockets into Israel.
The world (finally) sees them as the aggressor that they truly are. There's nowhere else to go.
Shoot hundreds of rockets at a sovereign country's civilian population and you're going to get spanked.
Gaza will now be de-militarized.
bravo.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt   2012-11-18 01:37  

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