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July 27, 2006

I've been in the bush on holidays the last couple of days and I've only managed to catch bits and pieces of news on very snowy free-to-air television. Despite the Israeli air power the Hizbollah rockets are still falling on Haifa and across northern Israel, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is still saying that it is "too early" for a ceasefire. As Lebanon burns the diplomats at the international summit in Rome fiddle. America looked pretty isolated at the Rome conference from what I could see.

I heard about this:

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Alan Moir

as well as the surgical air strike on the unarmed UN post on the Lebanese border that had been being fired upon throughout the day by the Israeli army, despite being told it was a UN post. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan described the air strike as apparently deliberate."

It is yet another indication of how the Israeli attack is a massively disproportionate reaction. The war party in Israeli is in firm control isn't it. Let loose the firepower so we more scenes of Lebanese civilian death and destruction and pound Hizbollah into ground. I gather that Hizbollah is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the Arab world -- on both the Shi'a/Sunni sides of the divide.

Yet Israel cannot destroy Hizbollah through a ground battle. Nor can Israel disarm the Lebanese militia by itself.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 11:17 PM | | Comments (0)
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