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    the washington post knows what they mean by 'humane treatment'..., 2006-07-17 11:53:15 | Main | chile..., 2006-07-18 19:18:07

    boston globe:

    Akeel Saad , a 71-year-old US citizen from Michigan who was visiting his family in Lebanon ... is now hospitalized in critical condition after his family home in Bint Jbeil, a village near the Israeli border, was struck, according to his cousin Samar Saad , who spoke in a telephone interview from Dearborn, Mich. She said Saad's son, a Lebanese citizen, was killed in the attack.

    Israel can threaten the lives of 25,000 Americans, even critically injure them, no outcry, no response at all, really, except to insist that if American citizens are evacuated they have to pay the US military to cover the expense. If we had an opposition party you'd think they could get some traction from all this US military hardware being used to destroy our longtime ally and put the lives of US civillians at risk. It's impressive. Also eight Canadians, the Lebanese death toll at this point seems to total over 200, and a dozen or so Israelis.

    update: A friend was telling me this evening it was 100 Israelis, which is, like, the number of crap rockets Hezbollah fired today, so, the latest sez 250 Lebanese, two dozen Israelis. If a nation acting in self-defense were utilizing only what was necessary to halt an attack what would it look like? A handful, in total, of Hezbollah and IDF combatants would be dead, and then a prisoner exchange would be negotiated, and leave the armistice and the corresponding lack of actual peace where it was. I don't see how any of this will change any of that.

    And what's happening in Gaza...


:: posted by buermann @ 2006-07-18 19:11:06 CST | link





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