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8th August 2006

4:42pm: о пропаганде
Bill Arkin пишет в своем блоге на washingtonpost.com:

This weekend, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag published an interview with Prime Minister Olmert in which he scolded Europeans for condemning Israel over Lebanese civilian casualties and use of "disproportionate force."

"European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians. Ten thousand! And none of these countries had to suffer before that from a single rocket," Olmert said. "Don't preach to us about the treatment of civilians."

[...] As the person who conducted the definitive civilian bomb damage assessment on the ground in Serbia, I can assure you that the number of civilian dead from the 1999 NATO Kosovo war was in the range of 500, give or take 30 to account for uncertainties as to the identity of some civilians.

Where Olmert and Peres got the 10,000 number, I have no idea.


Я, на самом деле, рекомендую блог Arkin'а - как вообще, так и по поводу событий в Ливане в частности.
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