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Hezbollah Video Game Recreates Israeli War

In the game you raid Israel to capture soldiers, battle tanks in the valleys of south Lebanon and launch Katyusha rockets at Israeli towns - the new Hezbollah computer game puts players on the frontline of war with the Jewish state.

"Special Force 2" is based on last year's 34-day conflict between the Lebanese guerrilla group and Israel.

"This game presents the culture of the resistance to children: that occupation must be resisted and that land and the nation must be guarded," Hezbollah media official Sheikh Ali Daher said.

The game, launched on Thursday, recreates key phases of the conflict, which was triggered when Hezbollah raided northern Israel and captured two soldiers, saying they wanted to negotiate a prisoner swap.

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Syko3653d ago

"This game presents the culture of the resistance to children: that occupation must be resisted and that land and the nation must be guarded,"

Frightening words right there...This is when Video Games can be considered dangerous, is when they are clear and blatant propaganda tools by a government to force an EXTREMELY adult agenda on the youth of their nation. Where is that douchebag Jack Thompson on this one? It must not be getting enough press for him to care about it.

Regardless, this is a million times more dangerous than Manhunt 2 in my book, This is made with a clear agenda in mind. That agenda is to make sure the youth of the nation carries on the war and the beliefs of the current adult generation. Unbelievable, And sad on so many levels.

HateBoy3653d ago

I'm sorry, but what do you think 90% of military movies produced in hollywood are for, did you know most of em get money directly from US secretery of state? fakk sake.
Detail: the game IS fakked up, but I recommend you come down from that high horse of yours and take a long hard look at yourself before making remarks about others. What exactly was mercenaries (north corea), or the upcoming mercenaries 2 (venezuela) to you, just fun? Not clever.
Didnt hear many complaints a couple of weeks ago when it was a white man slaughtering black zombies in Africe, but now that its an arab killing israelis "oh my gooooood, its sooooo daengerous".

xaphanze3653d ago

Completely agree with Hateboy.
So many movies and games have a political and religious perspective that most normal people dont see or dont seem to get.

Syko3653d ago

"This game presents the culture of the resistance to children: that occupation must be resisted and that land and the nation must be guarded," Hezbollah media official Sheikh Ali Daher said.

"Through this game the child can build an idea of some of ... the most prominent battles and the idea that this enemy can be defeated," Daher said.
"The features which are the secret of resistance's victory in the south, have moved to this game so that the child can understand that fighting the enemy does not only require the gun.

"It requires readiness, supplies, armament, attentiveness, tactics."

...First off RTFA. Then, those above statements are all quotes. It is scary reading those considering children aren't born with hatred they are taught it. Of course every country has its own form of propaganda dude. I was merely pointing out that this sickens me, Because for a lot of these kids hate and violence is all they will know. This just further pushes that agenda.

All countries are guilty of this, it is a matter of extremes in my book. That is all.

JewyMcJew3653d ago

Hateboy, so many criticize Hollywood for making anti-US Army pictures, specially concerning vietnam. There must have been dozens of films showcasing the U.S. army in the worst way possible from that war alone.

Of course films like Top Gun that need to rent Jets and Air Craft carriers have their scripts modified and yes, it is pure propaganda. But does anyone here expect Hezbollah to create their own self-reflective "Apocalypse Now" type of film?

I do agree that Merc 2 is very provocative. I can see trouble ahead on this one. Incidentally, Merc 1 was so much fun, I recommend it to anyone who found Grand Theft Auto a little bit slow for their taste.

Rooted_Dust3653d ago

If we can play games about killing Nazi's, let them make games about killing Zionists. To say anything else would make us hippocrates. I have no love for Israel anyway, one of the most fascist nations in the world.

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I agree with Rooted_Dust, everyone should be free to make whatever game, book, movie or a play that he wants. It's up to parents to decide what their children will consume and it's up to every adult to decide what he or she will consume. If their parents want their children to grow into resistance/terrorists/assasins /kamikaze, then by all means let them do what they want, it must be that they think they have a very good reason for that. How could we know? We're far away, know nothing about them and can hear and see only what western media show us.

EDIT: I don't agree with Rooted_Dust on his sentiments towards Israel, I really know nothing about them down there and have no opinion.

Maddens Raiders3653d ago (Edited 3653d ago )

I back your good willed and civilized statements ALL THE WAY brother.
More power to ya and where in the hell is Jack Thompson and the ACLU, C.A.I.R., et al?

Games that we "played" shooting Nazis?

Hey Rooted Dust I hate break up the love fest for Hitler and all, but there was this little thing called World War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the assassination of the Archiduke Ferdinand -- ring a bell?

I know it happened 65 years ago, but it DID happen. I think there was this guy going around ordering that innocent people including children be rounded up and slaughtered...I don't know it escapes me -- ahh yes, I think it was called the Holocaust - and an entire country was captivated and took the horse by the reins. But that didn't really happen right, since there hasn't been a VG made about it? Man, if there really is such a thing - the world gets closer to the rapture everyday and honestly, it couldn't come soon enough. I mean there's no way that would happen today right...kids getting brainwashed before they can talk, Mickey Mouse as a decapitator, blah, blah, blah....

Give the kids a damn chance. Never happen

Creat things. Grow and explore the universe, the oceans, the planet. Never happen

Invent new technologies not predicated on hate, dislike or type of religion. Never Happen.

Think For yourself, and tell intimidators to hit the bricks. Never Happen

Our stupid world is nothing but a bunch of people fighting over their own religions, land, and how to impose their will on other people that could give a rat's a$$ and just want to live in total and utter PEACE. Never gonna happen; ALIENS pass by and LOL

bootsielon3653d ago

That's bullshi7. Zionists don't aim to conquer the world, nor the middle east, nor to exterminate the arabs. Why not make a game where you can kill talibans or destroy islamic dictatorships?

I have a better one... make a game where you kill morons. Sorry if that offends you.

Rooted_Dust3653d ago (Edited 3653d ago )

nor do I look down on Judaism I simply put Israelis on that same level as the Nazis. Zionists invaded an seized land that was not theirs and set up a racist nation. Where only Jews are real citizens. The original Palestinian inhabitants have had the land stolen, their homes destroyed, and are herded into ghettos surrounded by concrete walls. Go check the statistics and see how many Palestinians have been killed vs Israeli casualties, pay special attention to the number if child deaths. Sorry I'm not on the paranoid anti-Islam bandwagon. Go get educated, beyond the Fox news channel, then you can tell me how horrible I am.

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xaphanze3653d ago

I live in Lebanon lol ;P

-_-_-_-_-_-_-3653d ago

LOL! Praise the almighty Internet!

s8anicslayer3653d ago

how did this post get approved!

Syko3653d ago (Edited 3653d ago )

What?! This post is socially more important than, 3 New screens from Heavenly Sword!...What the hell are you talking about kid? This is bigger news than most of the BS on this site sometimes.

Does the real world scare you or something...?

xaphanze3653d ago

The picture is so stupid, as if we are the ones trying to invade israel and not vice versa.

Syko3653d ago

Sorry, It was the only one without a ton of blood and guts I could find. It is a satire type cartoon though. But still sorry, LOL.

Karebear3653d ago

Everyone has a right to an opinion, but this topic is going to get very ugly very quickly if everyone starts pitching in with their political commentary.

Lets just use the Agree and Disagree buttons, avoid the whole flameware, and keep on the topic about the game and not current world situations please.

xaphanze3653d ago

and even more important than which console is selling more,dont you think?

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