The above nauseating image and words solidifies what Arthur says. We are awarding murderers and liars just as Israel does to its soldiers who slaughter families in their sleep. THERE IS NOT A WHIT OF DIFFERENCE!
The International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR) is very active in Algeria, Iran, Sudan and Palestine. It brings relief to victims of natural catastrophes and armed conflicts. Its action is exemplary in Gaza and the West Bank and is widely praised by all. Here, Khaled el-Hamedi receives the medal of courage from the hands of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. He was also decorated by Mahmoud Abbas.
ED: I felt this way when I learned of the creation of Canada Park in Israel by the Tanenbaum Family of Toronto which had three Palestinian villages cleared out so that Israelis would have park to loll and play in. That feeling was cemented by Harper's callous response to the unwarranted devastation rained upon Lebanon by Israel as "a measured response". I have been apologetic for the actions of my country ever since that time ~ my pride as a Canadian demolished.
And I include every single one of those miserable excuses for members of parliament who never spoke out against Harper and his Zionist, boot-licking traitorous sycophants.
~ ANATOMY OF A NATO WAR CRIME
“COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER”
Following the infernal at Sorman, NATO denied responsibility but the next day NATO admitted carrying out an air strike somewhere in Sorman but denied that there were civilian deaths even as its drones filmed the scene close up. NATO’s media office in Naples issued a statement claiming:
“A precision air strike was launched against a high-level command and control node in the Sorman area without collateral damage.” NATO spokespersons also told Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that “the facility was a legitimate military target and that all necessary precautions were taken before conducting the strike which minimized any potential risk of causing unnecessary casualties”.
Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR:
Air Operations Sorties conducted 20 JUNE: 149
Strike sorties conducted 20 JUNE: 52
1 ~ Eng./ Safa Ahmed Mahmoud, wife of Eng. Khaled El Hamedi
2 ~ Child / Khaleda Khaled El Khweldi El Hamedi (4 and half years). (Daughter)
3 ~ Child / El Khweldi Khaled El Khweldi El Hamedi (3 years and one day ). ( Son)
4 ~ Child / Salam Mohamed Nouri El Hamedi (6 years). the niece of Eng. Khaled ElHamedi
5 ~ Njie Belkacem El Hamedi, the aunt of Eng. Khaled El Hamedi
6 ~ Child / Amnha Issam Jomaa (8 years). The daughter of the neighbor
7 ~ Child / Amira Issam Jomaa (8 months). The daughter of the neighbor
8 ~ Mohammed M’hamed El Hamedi . The cousin of Eng. Khaled El Hamedi
9 ~ Imad Abu Aoueigila Trabelsi. The house guard
10 ~ Abdullah Al Nabi. The house guard
11 ~ Bashir Isaac Ali (Sudan). Working cook at the house
12 ~ Aisha Al Cleih (Morocco). Housekeeper
13 ~ Bushra Yali (Morocco). HousekeeperINJURED:
1 ~ Mr. Khweldi El Hamedi badly injured in his leg (Father )
2 ~ Mrs. Khweldi El Hamedi badly injured in her arms and joints (Mother )
3 ~ Msra Khweldi El Hamedi, student at Medical College, badly injured and had a
complicated surgery in her mouth (Sister)
4 ~ Ayaa Mahmoud ( Cousin )
5 ~ Fathiya , badly injured and lost her leg ( Babysitter from Morocco)
6 ~ Moftah Elgmatti , several injuries in his legs and had a number of operations (driver)
Libyan government spokesman Mousa Ibrahim announced the death of 13 people, including six children, who were killed at Sorman. He slammed the NATO bombing as a
“cowardly terrorist act which cannot be justified.”
Outside one of the bombed houses I noticed crushed cartons of spaghetti pasta and cans of tomato sauce, stockpiled for distribution to the needy as part of the work of IOPCR during the summer and in preparation for the coming Holy month of Ramadan observances which includes doing performing charitable works and individual humanitarian acts.
“This important strike will greatly degrade Gadhafi regime forces’ ability to carry on their barbaric assault against the Libyan people,” he told the media from his office in Brussels. The civilian deaths at Sorman came just hours after NATO acknowledged that one of its missiles had gone astray early on Sunday, hitting a residential neighborhood of Tripoli.
As I made my way back to the main road in search of a taxi, a militiaman stopped me and interrogated me about why I was there, confiscated my camera and ordered me to leave the area at once.“Please say a very big hello to them and tell them I am coming.
Please tell them “I won’t leave you alone
And I miss each of you so very much.”
And please write them each a note.
Najia, Safa, Salam, Khaleda, and Khweldi.
Franklin, Tell them, “You are my life.
You are my love.
I miss you very, very much.
Life without you is so painful, so hard and completely empty.
I won’t stay and live away from you. I promise.
I’ll return and be close to you. Baba will be back.
I love you.
Khaled K. Al-Hamedi is strong, deeply religious, and fatalistic. He has pledged to family and friends around the world that he will continue his work with the International Organization for Peace, Care & Relief in spite of the life shattering loss of his loved ones.
Franklin Lamb is doing research in Libya. He is reachable c\o firstname.lastname@example.org He is the author of The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon. Whilst holed up at the Rixos Hotel during the siege of Tripoli he was shot in the leg because his reporting was not what was desired by the mainstream media.