Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Crunch

(The white line depicts the area where the Litani river crosses and up to where the IDF has stated it wants to penetrate the Lebanese territory. Click for a larger image.)

The plot is uncovered. The IDF wants to try and reach as high north as the Litani river. That is a 30-km push into Lebanon, above the city of Tyre. Already, the IDF has sent in over 60 giant bulldozers - called the D9 - to level a border region that stretches 1-kilometer into the Lebanese territory. This leveling will most probably extend 2-kilometers into Lebanon as some Israeli sources stated that they want to create a 'no-man land' zone as deep as this.
Now the question is how much longer? How much longer will this madness continue? As every day passes, the war is more and more felt. Here in Beirut we have been experiencing severe electricity cuts. For the past 12-hours generators are buzzing throughout the city. The shortage is so apparent that authorities have created one massive electrical grid, stretching as far south as Doha and as high north as Zouk. Never before has this been done. This means that over 1.5-2 million people, at least, are without power, using up the last liters of mazout remaining on generators. Even in Gemmayzeh last night, the infamous Torino Express was much more of a romantic gathering than usual, with only candles lighting up the bar. And gasoline? Long lines of cars are gathering in front of the few gas stations that are still open. I believe that sooner rather than later, driving the car will not be an option anymore.
The times of the Lebanon we knew is no more. Will it ever return to the way it was?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

if this will eliminate Iran and Syria from Lebanon then this will be a good idea! Good luck to the IDF and IAF.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous other said...

"How much longer will this madness continue? "
Until Lebanon controls its own country.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how tragic you people are. As long as is Israel murders children they will lose.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous TooL said...

They're not children, they're combatants ya dig.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Lycanthropy said...

i wouldnt worry too much about what people from south of the border say on your blog.
they do this to all lebanese blogs, they keep on saying the same silly things over and over. They just dont get it. Good luck

2:47 PM  
Blogger miltonbradley said...

Hey tool your name fits you,
it,s a tragety when inicent people get killed! But terorist don't help
the situation by killing inicent
people!!Shit rolls down hill.
Hez needs to move out of Lebanon.
This way the inicent people can
live a peaceful and free of fear
life they deserve it!!!!!
I Love USA!!!!

4:19 PM  
Anonymous tool said...

Fuck you and your country you stupid brainwashed monkey.


8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A life is a life, why is it that in the west we count one as more valuable than another. My heart breaks for your people and the situation in your country. My thoughts are with you.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous William said...

Lebanon voted in Hezbolah into government. They failed to control their own boarders and Israel was attacked across those boarders.

Now Lebanon must sufer war. Its that simple.

If you sew hate and allow hate in your midst - death and destruction are not far behind.

Now people are dying. This is what war is about. The USA has tried and tried to get peace within the region and we have paid out millions of dollars to the palestinians. It has all been waisted. They dont want peace! They want war and they want to kill the Jews.

I have a news bulletin for them. YOU CAN NOT WIN with WAR!! You will only get death and destruction.

Learn to live in peace! Build cities and live in peace with Israel and pray to your god along side them!!!

The alternative is to DIE!!!!!!!!!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I thought is that we here in the U.S. should have paid more attention here to see this coming. We could have helped build up the government of Lebanon so that they would have had the resources first to build all the hospitals, charities, etc that Hezbollah did instead to win the peoples support, and then to make sure the Lebanon army had the fire power and knowledge to take out Hezbollah.

The winning over of the peoples support first would have been very important to avoid another civil war.

I can see where someone would say " why should America pay to make the government of Lebanon stronger?" But if we wanted to have a government there other than Hezbollah, that's kind of what we needed to do I think. The support the people give Hezbollah is because their government couldn't get things done.

I honestly believe that Muslims do tend to idolize more militant types, but they cry after attacking other countries for years if that country has had enough and shows them how effective an AK47 is against a super sonic fighter jet worth by itself more than every piece of equipment their army owns. It is mind boggling to me that anyone can claim victory after their actions destroy their own country, but even 100 times more mind boggling to me that the people of that country would agree.

Times seem to be changing, and countries are not so much dealing with themselves and those directly next to them anymore...it's all global, and the time of militant groups running amuk without rules are over....if Hezbollah stays, they will bring only sorrow to their country. They should have shifted away from the fighting and stayed with all the better things they were doing as far as helping the people out, but in the end, they were never really for Lebanon as much as they were for Iran.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

william said it all!

1:23 PM  

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