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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 31, 2006

Left Behind

I hate hurricane evacuations because they amount to death sentences for about a quarter of the people--those who are left behind. A few years ago, there was one such evacuation in my town and it left behind the elderly, the sick and the poor. I would go so far as to call hurricane evacuations an abnegation of civic reponsibility.

Before laying siege to to Bint Jbeil, the Israelis dropped pamphlets on hamlets and villages ordering the people to leave, thereby condeming the sick, the poor and the elderly to death.


Blogger Pocho said...

An official Israeli bullshit artist was on CNN last night proclaiming how dropping those leaflets demonstrated the altruistic concern Israel has for welfare of the people of Lebanon.

4:11 AM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

Picked this up from driftglass: "Pinochet punks".

What are Israelis if not bullshit artists?

8:18 AM  

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