Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ramlet al Baida or White Sands

There's not much to say about this. All of a sudden Beirut's beaches - this is Ramlet al Baida which translates as White Sands - are polluted. Is it from the bombed power plant at Jiyeh , or is it from the fuel tanks at the airport. Or is it from another source. we will check it out tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see... um...
Who started this conflict? Oh, that's right, Hezbollah. And why are the Israelis attacking Lebanon? Oh, right, Hezbollah again. What have the Lebonese been doing all these years regarding Hezbollah? Hmmm... nothing? Right again. And who's arming them? Oh... Iran. And where are these weapons crossing? Oh, the Syrian-Lebanon border. But doesn't Lebanon have authority to police its borders? I don't really know... So, to sum it up... Lebanon has a useless government that allows its people to terrorize other nations without being able to control anything, including armaments coming into its country and from people shooting rockets out of its country. Great laissez faire policy.

Price of one katyusha rocket: $1000 US
Price of 1,000 katyusha rockets shot into Israel: $10 billion Israeli invasion
Price that Lebanon is paying for their lazy policy regading Hezbollah: Priceless

For everything else... there's blogging about what could have been.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Alvin E Ross said...

Al Ross

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An open letter to the people in the Middle East. We in the United States of America have spent the last 250years fighting for our freedom and just about everybody elses freedom. From the socialists to the communists we have spent a huge amount of our countries resources in this persuit. We have not always been perfect in our struggle but we have been consistant in the stand with thoses who want freedom. On Sept. 11th 2001 we were attacked by a group who hates freedom and who wants to spread their form of religion. We did not ask for this war though it was forced on us, we will not throw away all of our freedoms for these crazies. The people in the Middle East need to decide if they want to live in peace with a free Israel or if they want to keep useing this as an excuse to allow muslium extremists to remain in power. I have read a lot of articles about how Israel is destroying Lebanon, trust me if they wanted to destroy Lebanon there would be nothing left right now! No I am not talking about the Big N weapons either, lets hope that cooler heads prevail before there is another attack in the United States like 9-11, because I am worried if that happens then the gloves come off and the may God really help those on the other side.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really sorry about what's happening to your country.

2:10 AM  
Blogger mrfixit1 said...

it looks like your average NYC beach. wait till you start seeing double headed fish. FEAR.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply shocked...

2:28 AM  
Blogger Bash said...

Ok ok ok... Why did Hezbollah take two Israeli sodiers prisoner? newsflash: Because Israel kidnapped 100s of Lebanese civilians as prisoners.

You wanna play the blame game??? Let's get it on, I'm fully prepared..

At least Hizbullah was sticking to military targets.. last i checked they are fully legitimate in a war, or was I just on shrooms all those years???

Further, Israel can be good at attacks - pinpoint blitzkreig-type attacks, but when it comes to a guerrilla war of attrition, they suck!

Hezbollah has defeated them before that way, and they will do it again.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An open letter to the people in the Middle East. We in the United States of America have spent the last 250years fighting for our freedom [...]"

What a bunch of... I know no words for such stupidity...

I don't know how much people think like this in the US, but we are far, far away from any solution...

An advice for some people making comments here, read some books and stop paying any attention to Bush. Maybe you will unterstand something in the end.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Lilu said...

I'd like to quote the Lebanese Bloggers blog, from a post from the first days of the war:

[Samir Jaejae: We have tens of prisoners in Syria, how would people react if we start kidnapping Syrian soldiers?]

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know who samir geagea is? Do a little research. Actually he's a friend of Israel's. His militia men trained in Israel before they came back and massacred thousands of Palestinians at Sabra and Shatilla.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Lilu said...

nevertheless he raises an interesting question. Answer, anyone?

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Doria said...

I would like to point out to "Anonymous" who said

"An open letter to the people in the Middle East. We in the United States of America have spent the last 250years fighting for our freedom and just about everybody elses freedom..."

that he or she is remiss in speaking for their country. Nobody can speak for their county. Thats why the term "civilian casualites" exists, and carries an entirely different stigma than the phrase "enemy troops destroyed." Even in a democracy, no governing official could ever claim to epitomise the beliefs of every person they represent.

Please dont speak for me. This vague stuff about "we" fought for freedom... You have your beliefs, and I have mine. I feel that the word freedom is tossed around by the Bush admin like ideologic candy. Titles like freedom-haters make monsters of anyone who dares say that perhaps there are better ways of eliminating a threat than all-out war against another country because terrorists reside therein. Who actually belives that the perpetrators of 9/11 woke up one day and declared I hate freedom, and then turned their eyes to the U.S.? Thats just jargon used to water things down to black and white.

I'm an American too. Please speak on your own behalf, and I'll do the same.

7:10 AM  
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