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|Fox Interview with Lebanese Ambassador to U.S. Mr. Farid Abboud|
only the Arab leaders had just this much decency in spoken words at
you didn't see the interview, then THIS IS A MUST READ !!!
Interviewer: Mr. Ambassador, do you consider Hizbollah a terrorist
Yes, Sharon is a terrorist !
Mr. Ambassador, this was not my question. I asked you about the
operations of Hizbollah in the targeting and killing of innocent
civilians. How do you view Hizbollah ?
Yes, Sharon the terrorist has killed thousands upon thousands of
civilians. He is the biggest terrorist out there !
Mr. Ambassador. Please answer my question. Do you consider Hizbollah a
terrorist organization or not ??? Are you against the killing of
innocent civilians ?!
Of course I am against the killing of innocent civilians. You have to
define who the innocent civilians are. Sharon, the terrorist has killed
many thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians and he is continuing
to do so !
But what about Hizbollah ? Are you telling us that Hizbollah never
killed any civilians or plotted to kill any innocent civilians ?
Hizbollah is a resistance movement. They have a place in the Lebanese
parliament and they are fighting for justice and for a good cause. If
there were innocent civilians hurt in the process, they are a casualty
of war. Hizbollah does not target civilians on purpose, unlike the war
monger, Sharon, whose only targets have been civilians, including
Mr. Ambassador, does this mean you condone the suicide bombers ?!
I do not condone the actions of the war criminal Sharon !!!
interviewer (with apparent frustration): Mr. Ambassador, please stop
evading my questions and answer them directly ! Do you condone the
suicide bombers ?!
I do not condone the killing of innocent civilians, but we have to
define who is an innocent civilian and who is not !!! If a Palestinian
suicide bomber kills a bunch of Israeli soldiers who are committing
atrocities against the defenseless Palestinian population, do you
consider these soldiers as innocent civilians ???
interviewer (sighing): Mr. Abboud, do you recognize Israel's right
Yes, I recognize PALESTINE'S right to exist !!!
interviewer (no words to describe his face): Mr. Ambassador. Please
stop this aversion in answering, and answer our specific questions !!!
Do you recognize Israel's right to exist or not ?!
Israel already exists sir. It does not need my recognition. It is the
recognition of Palestine to exist that should be addressed !!!
Mr. Ambassador, why are you so one sided and biased in answering our
Sir, it is you who is very one-sided and biased in your questioning !!!
Fox interviewer (totally at a loss of words): Mr. Abboud, Lebanese Ambassador to the United States, thank you sir for your time and the interview !!!