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Renzi Visits Lebanon

The lamestream media told you:
Congressman Rick Renzi, returning from a fact-finding trip to the Israel-Lebanese border reports that he is, "not free to discuss much of what the delegation learned," on the trip.

He did report that Hezbollah has turned southern Lebanon into, "a maze of tunnels, bunkers and weaponry," right under the nose of the U.N. peacekeeping forces, for 12 years. "The U.N. allowed Hezbollah to come down and take control," according to the published report, and that Iran helped turn the terrorists from, "a bunch of thugs into a sophisticated army."

The United States pays 22% of the U.N.'s operating costs.

During the mission, Renzi and three congressional colleagues met with Palestinian president Abbas.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
We never find out what these policy makers talk about when they meet. Now THAT would be news. Whatever we get instead is obviously pale.

"There's no way for us to get that," says one reporter. Whatever he delivers to us instead has any crumbs of credibility torn to shreds by default. The real deal is unavailable to any but the elite insiders, and they're not talking.

The idea that a congressman cannot speak about what he learned bolsters that unfortunate view. The First Amendment protection of free speech does not apply, even to a congressman, for reasons that remain unclear.

What sort of capabilities could the terrorists have, what sort of secrets could Abbas reveal, what could our legislators have learned from their trip, that we aren't getting from the news, that they cannot say. What was the U.N. actually doing there for 12 years. It sure makes you wonder.

Both sides bombed and rocketed each other again today. Pictures of the exploded buildings and injured (but not dead) people were broadcast widely, as usual.

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