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Name Those Terrorists

Friday, July 21, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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The Los Angeles Times avoids the “t” word: 

Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli troops waged intense daylong firefights just inside Lebanese territory.”

“Rocket fire directed at northern Israel by Hezbollah eased today…”

“On the heaviest days of guerrilla attacks…”

“Annan sharply criticized both Hezbollah and Israel, denouncing the Shiite group’s “provocative attack” and Israel’s “disproportionate” response.”

“The fighting erupted July 12 when Hezbollah fighters slipped into Israel, killing eight Israeli soldiers and capturing two.”

“Although Israel has refrained from a large-scale ground incursion, small contingents of troops have been crossing into Lebanon for the past several days, destroying Hezbollah outposts and searching for weaponry. Two Israeli troops were killed Wednesday inside Lebanon when guerrillas came upon them.”

“No senior Hezbollah leaders made public appearances today, a day after Israeli warplanes dropped 23 tons of explosives on what Israel said was a Hezbollah bunker.”

The paper’s inability to use the word “terrorist” even once in association with the terrorist group that has launched more than 1,200 rockets and missiles at civilians over the past eight days –and which murdered 241 American Marines and soldiers in their Beirut barracks in 1983, is astonishing and disgusting.

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