A tragedy that could have been averted

via IHT:

I found recently declassified documents that chronicle key conversations between American and Israeli officials before and during the 1982 massacre. The verbatim transcripts reveal that the Israelis misled American diplomats about events inBeirut and bullied them into accepting the spurious claim that thousands of “terrorists” were in the camps.


Thirty years ago this happened! I remember reading it in the Newsweek and seeing the gruesome pictures of bloodied bodies of women and children piled on top of the other! I distinctly remember the shock which I still feel today! That cruel man, Aeriel Sharon whose very name became synonym to the atrocity remained etched to my mind forever!

Later when that man became the Prime Minister of Israel, I could not understand how this can happen, how a man who should have been tried for crimes against humanity are one day given the sacred responsibility of leading a nation! That was the biggest slap on the face of humanity!