They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, July 30, 2006

India deplores bombing of Lebanon by Israel, calls for truce

The Hindu

India condemned as "outrageous" Israel's air strikes on Lebanon today which left dozens of people dead and suggested an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in the region.

"India strongly condemns the continued irresponsible and indiscriminate bombing of Lebanon by the Israeli military, ignoring calls for restraint", an official spokesman said in a statement.

The spokesman said "particularly outrageous is the bombing this morning of the building in Oana in South Lebanon which has resulted in the deaths of dozens of innocent civilians, mostly women, children and old people who had taken shelter there.

"India expresses its deep condolences to the Government and People of Lebanon over this tragic incident", he said.

He said a ceasefire should be followed by negotiations leading to a peaceful and comprehensive solution to the problems of this region that would take into account the legitimate and grievances of all parties". Link