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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Zion rises early in the morning

Update from Juan Cole:
They say it is a fight with Hizbullah. But then they bomb Greek Orthodox churches and milk factories far from Shiite areas. Hmmmm

Must get the killing done before noon...

12:21 Airstrike along Syrian border

12:09 Israeli airstrike on the town of Taanayel, along a highway connecting Mt. Lebanon and the eastern Bekaa Valley

11:56 Combat in Aitarun
Israel troops clash with Hezbollah in the village of Aitarun, 3km inside Lebanese territory.

10:49 Airstrike on Bekaa

10:00 Airstrike on central Beirut

7:12 Airstrike on Salaa
10 persons, members of the same family, died under the rubble of their 2-story home in Salaa, 9km east of Tyre.

07:11 Airstrike on Srifa, dozens killed.

07:04 Airstrike on Beirut Airport
Israeli jets bombed Beirut International Airport and the suburban neighborhoods of Shuifat and the al-Hadeth-Santa Teresa intersection.


Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

"Is it the cries of brown children with flies in their eyes" says British blogger-poet P. Iscariot.

For Tex-Aviv couture house this season brown is the new black.

It's clearly a dirty color, the color of feces, Mohammedans and Hispanics.

The color of Arabian olive oil and Spanish grease.

Brown is also the color of terrorism: just look at the post-mortem pictures of Che Guevara and Zarqawi, and the fetid corpses of Shiite children littering south Lebanon’s valley of death...

Bushmert’s phosphorus bombs will bleach their oily skin and purify their dark souls.

7:04 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

They're not even attempting to sugarcoat the destruction of the milk factory by claiming that Hezbollah was using it as a weapons cache or hideout.

It appears that Israel is executing pre-canned war plans the objective of which is to severely damage Lebanon's overall economy. They are taking advantage of this "opportunity" they see to beat Lebanon back as much as possible before this window closes.

The wingnut will argue that Israel couldn't possibly be attempting to crush the economy else they would be bombing central Beirut. The fact is that the more Israel were to bomb Beirut proper, the more negative feedback they'd get from the rest of the world. Perhaps they can continue to get away with hitting low-casualty exurban targets indefinitely.

Supporters may argue that knee-capping Lebanon while they can is "smart" for Israel. Even if that were true, it certainly isn't the moral or "right" thing to do.

7:09 AM  
Blogger CSTAR said...

Jornal do Brasil reports

A seventh brazilian, Dibe Barakat, 62, died this tuesday in the town of Sultam, in the Bekaa Valley. The furniture factory where he worked was hit by Israeli missiles according to his nephew.

Further down:

A family of four brazilians died last week at the start of the bombing.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Pocho said...

There is a take to this by Kathleen Christison on the Forum.

Glad to see you back here Nur. Your work is needed.

4:09 AM  
Blogger Postman said...

There seems an unaccountable belief that , at some time, the US will in some form call a halt to Israel's onslaught.

There seems an unaccountable belief that , at some time, the Secretary of State C. Rice spinster of this parish will appear on her magic carpet / broomstick and as a messenger of AIPAC / ADL tell them to stop.

Explanations why this would happen would be welcome. It seems from here in Europe that the only thing that will stop the IDF is when they run out of shells, missiles, pilots ....

4:49 PM  

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