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View Diary: Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon [w/update] (205 comments)

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  •  I don't agree (0+ / 0-)

    First Cole was talking about the kind of action that this is: driving people away from their homeland for political reasons. It fits perfectly.

    Second, we already know 500,000 Lebanese are homeless. The "numbers" given at the BBC article are these:

    Estimates suggest there were around 400,000 Madan in the 1950s, but that this had dropped to 250,000 by 1991.

    seems pretty close to me.

    No analogy is perfect and of course the situations are different. No two situations are the same. Arguing over semantics is frankly pointless. This works because:

    A is forcefully driving B away from C.

    But if you have a better analogy that captures more of the facts, I'm open to it.

    (-9.13, -8.10) Political violence is a perfectly legitimate answer to the persecution handed down by dignitaries of the state. - Riven Turnbull

    by Florida Democrat on Mon Jul 24, 2006 at 12:32:20 PM PDT

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