BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1745 times:
Only three pictures you posted there are of Hezbollah.
The two in the first row, and the last one. Wherever you see the yellow flags.
The picture on the 2nd row, 2nd column, with the people carrying the white flag with the Cedar and a red circle around it is the Lebanese Forces (Qowaat Al Lubnaniya), a strong Lebanese Christian party. Note the pointed cross on some of the flags. During the civil war, they were armed, but they are not now.
No Lebanese military in any of the pictures you showed.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter): They salute like Nazis. They goosestep like Nazis. They're obviously not Aryan. So why do they embrace the Nazi symbolism?
They've said before that Hitler did the right thing with the Jews. The Arabs were largely firmly on the German side during WWII.
The goosestep was not unique to the Nazis. Interestingly, virtually every dictatorship from Mussolini to the USSR, North Korea and Red China do it. Interesting to see what the psychological motivation behind it is.
It kind of reminds me of the unemployed brother-in-law that came to stay for a few days. He was given free run of the house. Now he's made himself at home and no one has the balls to tell him to get out.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
Hence the Israeli show of force. The Lebanese have to get their shit together and disarm Hezbollah, or else the entire country will suffer.
It is the duty of every nation, and specifically every government to ensure that private armies don't crop up and start declaring their own wars against neighboring countries.
What do you think would happen if some Mexican gangs or (God Forbid) rogue elements of the Mexican army started lobbing shells over the Rio Grande, or crossing the border to kidnap National Guard or Border Patrol personnel and holding them for ransom? M1 tanks would be rolling south within a week.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
Folks, if you want to discuss the relationship between Lebanon and Hezbollah, you are welcome to start another thread about it (or use an existing one, though I don't believe there is one from a brief look at the index). This thread is asking about the use of Fascist symbolism by Hezbollah. If you do not want to discuss that, kindly don't post in this thread.
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Oldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 1997 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
I suggested deletion.
This Thread is trying to construct a non existing link between Lebanon and fascism to vindicate the aggression against another state.
Sorry, but this idea is stuppid.
The Hezbollah is a terrible terroristic organisation, but they are no Nazis. To fight against terrorists is one thing, but to attack another state, killing hundreds of innocent civilians is unacceptable. Your thread is senseless.
I have some jewish friends here. They are enraged about the actions of Israel.
Escalation of violence, the inclusion of innocents, never solved the aggresion of the terrorists.
There is the popular motto which is also loved in the US:
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Innocents? Never mind! Let`s have ten thousands of eyes and teeth."