Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, July 17, 2006

Evacuations from the Lebanese Guernica

20 000 French to be evacuated to Cyprus by the 1,000-passenger ferry Iera Petra which the French government has leased.

20 000 Britons to be evacuated aboard warships dispatched from Britain: HMS Illustrious, Bulwark, St. Albans, Fort Victoria, York and Glouster. Hmm...the British are serious about evacuation! Too bad they can't get off a few torpedos at the Israeli Navy.

25 000 Australians to be evacuated by chartered bus to Syria and also by small ferry (600 passengers) to Cyprus.

30 000 Phlippinos to be evacuated by chartered bus.

40 New Zealanders, to be evacuated with the French and British.

18 000 Canadians. Tough luck but Harper is thinking it over.

20 000 Americans Maybe you too, bub, but it'll take some time.


Blogger CSTAR said...

This poor brazilian

9:54 PM  
Blogger CSTAR said...

Sorry I screwed up my comment. I meant the brazilian in this article
I'm sure he's in somebody's sights, being from Foz de Iguacu and all.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rather like the piquant irony of Lebanese being pushed into the sea. Maybe they can find a new homeland in Africa or the South Pole or something. Maybe Iran will take them in.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many is a brazillian?

10:31 AM  
Blogger Postman said...

Nur ..the Brits let off a few torpedoes? Fine chance.

Tonight on BBC TV they confirm what was said yesterday that the UK had sought and obtained approval from the Isarelis to send and return a helicopter from Beiruit to Cyprus.

Now the warship sent to collect refugees was giev a finite time window. Apparently we could set up NO fly zones in Iraq.

WTF are al the planes at Akrotiri doing (UK's 2nd largest RAF base in world)Why don't we just say helicopters will arrive accompanied by fighter cover .....

Now we know that our colossus that would bestride the world accepts he is just the warm up comedian for the big act, AIPACS princiapl (they have many) person in the Bush Administration.)

As I see it, the west stands like a bus queue watching a nasty gang rape on the other side of the road. Oh dear they say, how nasty and brutal, and they are threatening her with a knife from Wal Mart - or maybe Target ... I accnot do anything I have a bus to catch.

Meanwhile Peres was interviewd just now on BBC the mouthpiece for Jerusalem ... This is Iran's doing ...NO NO NO we cannot fight Iran the world must do it on our behalf ... just like they did in Iraq no doubt.

Newt Gingrich is right (for the wrong reasons) 3rd world war has commenced.

3:46 PM  

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