And now for a quick commercial break

On LBC, every night and especially during the news broadcast there is a very interesting ad that inevitably attracts our senses. It’s the first commercial break and reporters have just finished talking about the most awful stuff happening during the day in Lebanon (destruction of infrastructure, killing of civilians, economic disaster etc.) when the nice […]

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Hizbullah and civilians …

Here is a good piece on how Hizbullah operates militarily in Lebanon … While my knowledge of this subject is highly limited, the article confirms what I had always suspected from my very superficial understanding of the issue and travels in southern Lebanon and serves as a strong counter-weight to recent Israeli efforts to blame […]

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Fear and Loathing…

I have been somewhat concerned in the last few days that perhaps my analysis of the situation in Lebanon has been colored by an excess of fear and over-concern that this all ends with a civil war in Lebanon … Mostly, this fear stems from having to watch and consume the US media, which can […]

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Michael Young has lost his mind …

In this opinion piece, Mr. Young demonstrates just how strong his will to misrecognize realites in Lebanon has become. Were that I had the time, I would dissect it piece-by-piece, but it is so ridiculously absurd in its analysis that I imagine that even dullest reader would appreciate its desperation and falsehood … I know […]

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Defining Down Victory

This JPost article looks into how Israel will define victory in Lebanon. The downgrade: There is a consensus, both at the political and the military levels, that Israel shouldn’t be doing that (occupying Lebanon below the Litani River) as the cost – in casualties, in economic damage caused by a widespread reservists call-up and in […]

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United Nations … Reconsidered

Well, if the UN is really taking Israel’s side in the South, they make not like the thanks they get from Israel in return. I have a hard time accepting your position, Bechir… Having known some of the UNIFIL guys down south, I have a hard time accepting that they would deliberately assist either side. […]

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UN as accomplice of Israel

Is it possible for the UN to be that arrogant? The UN humanitarian chief accused Hezbollah late Monday of “cowardly blending” among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds during two weeks of cross-border violence with Israel. (…)Jan Egeland spoke with reporters at the Larnaca airport in Cyprus after a visit to Lebanon on […]

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Another Golden Nugget …

from the Jerusalem Post, which is fast becoming my favorite newspaper and daily addiction … Read this: “Indeed, if the history of warfare over the past two centuries has taught us anything, it is that a people’s ability to win in wartime is not due primarily to technological prowess, but stems first and foremost from […]

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Resisting A Multinational Disaster …

Early reports suggest that establishing a MNF in Lebanon is pure fantasy … It seems a ridiculous proposition unless Israel is prepared to severly degrade Hizbullah’s capacities, which is impossible unless it plans to kill tens of thousands of Lebanese. Perhaps it is all political cover for the Israeli onslaught — something for Rice to […]

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BREAKING NEWS …

Amid reports that Israel began planning its current military campaign in May 2000, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed sensitive Israeli military intelligence to Fox News on Monday night. According to Netanyahu, Iran and Hizbullah began planning the kidnapping of the Israeli soldiers in 941 with the disappearance of the 12th Imam … No official response yet from […]

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Just Plain Bizarre …

“The state of Georgia has always stood by Israel and we will continue to do so,” says Georgia’s governor, as quoted in an article in the JPost. For an American, this is beyond funny … I want a poll done immediately to determine exactly how many Georgians can identify Israel on a map … I […]

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Israeli Geography …

JPost reports fighting in in Bint Jbeil, Hizbullah’s “terror capital …” With all the clamoring about incitement in Palestinian textbooks, we may need to look into the IDF’s field maps for Lebanon. They sound wonderfully cartoonish … And maybe even pop-up terrorists for kids … Seriously, Angry Arab says the Israelis are outdoing Nasser in […]

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Rice Breaks the Ice …

Rice was apparently quite chatty on her flight from DC to Jerusalem or so it seems: “Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the United States’ poor relationship with Syria is overstated and indicated an openness to working with Damascus to resolve the crisis in the Middle East. En route to the region, Rice noted […]

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