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Aphrodite
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:01 PM
EU to help Lebanon as oil slick looms
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The EU will activate Europe’s civil protection mechanism for Lebanon as an environmental disaster looms over the Lebanese coast.

The EU is preparing to help Lebanon staunch the oil slick that already covers over 80km of the Lebanese coast after the Israeli bombing of the Jieh power plant.

At the behest of the Lebanese authorities, the EU will use the European commission’s monitoring and information centre (MIC) to organise the assistance to Lebanon.

“The recent oil spill off the coast of Lebanon could affect the livelihood and health of the Lebanese and people in neighbouring countries, as well as the status of the marine environment in the region” said EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas.

“With the help of the MIC, member states will be able to provide co-ordinated assistance, including experts and specialised materials.”

Between 10,000 and 35,000 tons of heavy fuel oil are thought to have already leaked from the Jieh facility, combining with other sources of pollution to create a growing slick.

The Lebanese government, overwhelmed by the scope of the disaster, has called for help as the Israeli marine embargo makes sending rescue teams impossible.

“If nothing is done, other countries will be affected as streams are moving to the north. Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Greece or even Israel could be affected,” said Lebanese environment minister Yacub Sarraf.

“Mediterranean wildlife and ecosystems could be severly damaged. I have called on the UK, Italy, Spain, the US and all the countries that have already been affected by oil slicks for technical assistance, as we cannot act alone,” he added.

The EU is now expected to send specialised boats and other material needed for the clean-up operations.

According to the Lebanese governement, the cost of the operation could be as much as $50m.

Milito22
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:11 AM
i saw in TV5 (french channel)...... :sad:

Sam L
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:17 AM
I'm glad that the EU has come to aid for such an important task.

timafi
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:34 AM
happy about that

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:30 AM
this lebanon thing is just boggling my mind.

Aphrodite
Aug 2nd, 2006, 08:43 AM
this lebanon thing is just boggling my mind.

Mine too, now if only the USA wuld get up from their asses, wierd shit is that most of the people from the USA are actually against the killing and against the bombing but Bush and his adminestration is just :mad:

Beat
Aug 2nd, 2006, 10:58 AM
it's kinda sad, but once european nations will be involved in this war by the fact that their touristic infrastructure could be harnished (turkey, cyprus, greece), there's finally a chance they get up and do something.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:31 PM
if only the oil slick had gone down into Israeli waters :o then it would have been just deserts.

scumbags bombing power plants :fiery:

samsung101
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:07 PM
Logically, most people, American or otherwise, are
against killing.

However, most Americans support the right of
Israel to defend itself. Which is what they
are doing

Why do you need the USA to do anything?
Lebanon is much closer to England and France
than Colorado or Virginia.

But, how much help will there be if the French
and Finnish ambassadors cannot call the military
wing of Hezbollah terrorists, or with a straight
face, say Iran is not part of the problem.

I half expect Neville Chamberlain to reappear from
what I've read and heard of the European leaders
so far.



Odd, as we know from the Lebanese govt. itself
that Iran has supplied personnel and weapons to
the brave thugs who use women and children to
hide from the Israeli miiltary personnel looking
specifically for them.

Had the EU bothered to step up sooner to assist
the new Lebanese govt. take hold, and really keep
the terrorist animals from finding safe haven in
South Lebanon, and somehow, mysteriously acquire
Syrian and Iranian military hardware under the
not very watchful eye of the UN peacekeeping
non-forces...perhaps, we wouldn't be where we are
right now.

I'm sure the terrorists who slice off heads, lob bombs
at civilian areas at a whim, kidnap soldiers, and take
an entire region of a nation hostage for their own
means, care a lot about the oil spill...the birds, fish,
water...it's right up there list of important things to
worry about.

©@®eLess
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:54 PM
poor country, poor people, they don't deserve that. Lebanon and Beirut are such a nice place :sad:

!Gio!
Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:10 PM
Well I just hope somebody gets off their ass and helps Lebanon, I think United States should be helping because they are the ones who supplied Israel with the weapons.

Lord Nelson
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:17 PM
I hope the Israeli bombing will intensify. Those who stay behind do so to help Hezbollah. They realize that they have public support and that Israel will strongly have the world against it if more innocent people die. If the bombing intensifies then the civilans will leave and Hezbollah will be crushed. Then the war will end and Israeli army can go back to Israel.

furrykitten
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:21 PM
I hope the Israeli bombing will intensify. Those who stay behind do so to help Hezbollah. They realize that they have public support and that Israel will strongly have the world against it if more innocent people die. If the bombing intensifies then the civilans will leave and Hezbollah will be crushed. Then the war will end and Israeli army can go back to Israel.

What about the elderly and sick that can't make their way out?
Don't they matter?

Lord Nelson
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:28 PM
What about the elderly and sick that can't make their way out?
Don't they matter?
They were in front of the cameras for propoganda value. If you grandmother was there you would take her with you too, no? Realize that the media is a powerful tool and you can use it to your advantage.

!Gio!
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:37 PM
They were in front of the cameras for propoganda value. If you grandmother was there you would take her with you too, no? Realize that the media is a powerful tool and you can use it to your advantage.
Same thing can be said about Israel, that is so insensitive of you, more than 750 people have died a lot have been civilian women and children and they were killed during the night. Nobody should be dying. If you are for that than that is just plain wrong. :mad:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:41 PM
Lord Nelson is the reincarnation of Hitler :o

Lord Nelson
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:46 PM
Lord Nelson is the reincarnation of Hitler :o
Well since you seem to be reincarnation of Stalin then maybe we can finally get this Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed. Ok Joe? :lol: