It's actually humorous reading through the flunky idiocy and lies that the AyaTrolLiar considers brilliant.
Exposing the depravity of the "all around shitty excuse for a human being" over and over again.
AyaTrolLiar> violated Lebanese territory and airspace, kidnapping civilians and transferring them across state lines
2. You know, the same way the USA violated Pakistani airspace, kidnapping "civilians" such as Usama bin Ladin....
AyaTrolLiar> Lebanon and Israel are in a state of war, not peace
3. Israel and Lebanon signed an Armistice agreement in 1949. Unlike those signed with Trans-Jordan and Egypt, it specified a permanent political boundary. (Syria and Iraq refused to sign an Armistice.)
4. Recall that the Israel-Lebanon border was known as the "Good Fence" before the PLO took over southern Lebanon and began attacking Israel from there (after getting kicked out of Jordan). Israel was fully within its rights under international law, in fact had an obligation, to act against those attacking its civilians in violation of international law.
5. And no, Israel was NOT seeking to use these terrorists as "bargaining chips" or hostages, unlike the stated goal of Hizbullah (and Hamas), which is another violation of international law. No more than the USA wants to "bargain" those terrorists it apprehended on the battlefield whom are held at Guantanamo Bay.
AyaTrolLiar> the Israeli occupation of Lebanon
6. Israel maintained a 6-mile wide security zone in Lebanon for 17 years to keep terrorist rockets out of range of its urban population centers.
7. He'll cry us a river about that, without even mentioning the Syrian occupation of all the rest of Lebanon, for 30 years.
8. He also ignores, again, that Israel fully withdrew from Lebanon in May, 2000 - as certified by the UN.
That's more than 6 years prior to Hizbullah's attack.
AyaTrolLiar> The Hezbollah action... afforded... Gaza a crucial reprieve
9. This was just a few months after Israel withdrew its troops and all Jews from Gaza.
But what is he saying, that Hizbullah wanted to put Lebanese civilians in the cross-fire, as Hamas did in Gaza?
Hizbullah would go on to illegally launch its missiles from the midst of urban population centers, illegally using its own civilians as human shields.
10. Can anyone name anything that Hizbullah has done for Gazans before or since?
Yeah, didn't think so.
11. Hey, maybe they can do something for the 4th generation descendants of refugees living in Lebanon?
Like grant them the rights to education, work, relocation and citizenship guaranteed to all other refugees?!
AyaTrolLiar> Then Leader of the Opposition
12. As if the best source to quote is the leader of the opposition about a war conducted by his political rivals?
But this takes the cake:
AyaTrolLiar> 250 of whom, according to a study by Human Rights Watch, were killed. Even this figure is likely wide of the mark
13. It was just a few weeks ago that he was lying about Hizbullah casualties in Syria.
Seeking to minimize them by hundreds (30%!) less than his own source was stating.
14. The 250 casualty figure was Hizbullah's own.
15. As I've previously noted, HRW doesn't provide casualty figures. It repeats numbers provided to it.
How silly to seek to mask this and then argue (again) that the bare minimum figure is potentially too high.
16. The Lebanese government and UN estimate 500 Hizbullah terrorists killed.
17. The IDF puts it over 700, with 532 bodies of dead Hizbullah terrorists identified.
18. The Kuwait Times reported that Hizbullah had buried more than 700 of its terrorists, and wasn't yet done.
Neither is the AyaTrolLiar done lying (his fingers are still typing, right?):
AyaTrolLiar> the vast majority of those defending southern Lebanese villages... were not Hizballah fighters at all
19. Then who needs Hizbullah in the first place?
20. Oh, wait, Israel was only attacking Hizbullah sites.
Which may explain why those other militias (e.g. Amal) barely took any casualties (20).
21. Notice how this lie is meant to buttress the one above.
As if Hizbullah's reporting of its own casualties includes other casualties?!
As if we have to subtract from the bare-minimum figure of "250" those other casualties... which are tabulated separately.
Oh, sorry, this takes the cake:
AyaTrolLiar> Hizballah fighters at all, while its most skilled fighters never saw action - lying in wait along the Litani River for an IDF assault that never came.
22. Paralleling his lie that Hizbullah was sending barely trained 16-year olds to the front in Syria while keeping its elite forces in reserve in Lebanon.
23. What is is with Hizbullah crack troops that they always manage to avoid the battlefield?
24. Consider that Israel had no objectives north of the Litani river.
Its goal was to push the Hizbullah terrorists away from the Israeli border, north of the river.
25. What the AyaTrolLiar is really saying is that the majority of Hizbullah's forces FLED before the Israeli advance.
26. Consider further that according to sources only a few hundred Hizbullah troops remained in southern Lebanon.
And "250" (or in reality 2-3x that figure) were nonetheless killed.
So at best around 100% of Hizbullah fighters who didn't flee were killed.
Or maybe even 300%.
AyaTrolLiar 1> Reality: Hizballah had 6,000 regular and irregular fighters
AyaTrolLiar 2> Of the 2,000 regular Hezbollah fighters that saw battle
27. Recall that I said 1/4 of its 2,000 man force were killed - with which he sought to take issue.
That would be 500. Reality is probably over 1/3rd.
AyaTrolLiar> none of the first or second levels of the military leadership were killed
28. ROTFL. Now, going on 12 years later, most of the top leadership is still hiding in a bunker.
AyaTrolLiar> Nasrallah thanked God that the attack came when the resistance movement was prepared, as he was convinced Israel would have otherwise invaded later in the year at a time of its choosing. Subsequently released Israeli planning documents show his instinct was correct.
29. ROTFL. It's called a military contingency.
Israel had no active plans (or desire) to attack Lebanon.
30. Contemplate that if not for Hizbullah/Syria/Iran, Israel and Lebanon would have likely signed a peace treaty by now.
AyaTrolLiar> "failed to overtake Hezbollah strongholds, even those close to the border”
31. But he just told us that the bulk of Hizbullah's forces were north of the Litani.
Those bases close to the border were vacated and manned by Lebanese Army soldiers as a result of the war.
AyaTrolLiar> "the kidnapped Israeli soldiers were neither rescued nor released"
32. Irrelevant to the outcome of the war, which likely lasted 33 days after the hostages were murdered.
Yet another grave violation of international law.
AyaTrolLiar> the taking of soldiers
33. Highlighting his ignorance of international law, kidnapping random soldiers as hostages is just as illegal as kidnapping random civilians as hostages.
34. What nonsense next, supporting ISIS claims it's just taking "POWs"?
(The organizations parallel each other as illegal combatants under the Third Geneva Convention.
35. Note further that Hizbullah doesn't provide its hostages POW status.
In this case, as in others, it murdered them.