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Saturday, July 29, 2006


What's happening in Lebanon is not just a war

It's Guernica. Every single day.

Israeli warplanes blasted bridges and demolished houses, killing seven people, including a woman and her five children.

The woman and her children were crushed in their home by a strike outside the market town of Nabatiyeh, which also killed a man in a nearby house, Lebanese security officials said. In another southern town, six bodies were dug from the rubble of a house destroyed by a strike Friday.
Maybe not quantitatively. But definitely qualitatively.

And the U.N., where Picasso's famous picture hangs, does nothing. On one of the trails I run, a house which backs up to the trail has for years had a banner on the fence facing the trail: "U.S. out of the U.N." It's an old (and still current, I suppose) right-wing demand. I'm beginning to come around to that way of thinking. Maybe the U.N. could actually accomplish something if the U.S. (and their junior partners, a.k.a. "Yo Blair") weren't part of it.

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