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Candide Recommends: Monday, July 17, 2006
Bush's (Expletive) Solution
  • Navigating body bags in Lebanon
  • So much for the honeymoon with Canada’s Stephen Harper: Israeli bombs kill 7 Canadians visiting their ancestral home in Lebanon, including four children age 1, 3, 5 and 7. The story in the Toronto Globe and Mail… and the Toronto Star.
  • Bush has a mild shit-storm: Speaking to Blair at the G8 meeting, Bush, “not realizing his remarks were being picked up by a microphone, bluntly expressed his frustration with the actions of Hezbollah, a militant Islamic group believed backed by Iran and Syria that is engaged in escalating warfare with Israel.‘See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this (expletive).’” The American press and apparently the rest of them elsewhere are so far too puerile to CALL SHIT BY ITS NAME. Because God forbid that while bombs are ripping Lebanon to shreds we should lack proper decorum. And Tony Blair’s shit-storm? A UN force for Lebanon, because UNIFIL, the UN force that’s been in South Lebanon since 1978, has done such a brilliant, brilliant job halting three Israeli invasions and a few thousand rogue attacks from whoever has been on the other side of that alleged border. Yet the UN has so far been incapable of coming up with a resolution condemning the bombing. And Israel’s response to the UN’s idea? Miri Eisin, an Israeli government spokeswoman, said: “I don’t think we’re at that stage yet. We’re at the stage where we want to be sure that Hezbollah is not deployed at our northern border.”
  • There are signs of life in the American Senate: A vote on expanding stem-cell research well beyond President Bush’s retrograde “compromise” could happen this week, if the Inquisition’s forces are kept in their basements.
  • We know where Joe DiMaggio has been. What of Nelson Mandela? Turning 88 Tuesday, “Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known by his Xhosa clan name, will spend a quiet birthday with his family at his home in Qunu, in South Africa’s rural Eastern Cape province, his foundation said. […] The shift from his public larger-than-life persona to a more private one, came at the Nobel peace laureate’s own request.” The Johannesburg Mail & Guardian…

In Other Worlds

  • Signs of intelligent life in the U.S. Senate: A vote on expanding stem-cell research well beyond President Bush’s retrograde “compromise” could happen this week, if the Inquisition’s forces are kept in their basements.
  • We know where Joe DiMaggio has been. What of Nelson Mandela? Turning 88 Tuesday, “Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known by his Xhosa clan name, will spend a quiet birthday with his family at his home in Qunu, in South Africa’s rural Eastern Cape province, his foundation said. […] The shift from his public larger-than-life persona to a more private one, came at the Nobel peace laureate’s own request.” The Johannesburg Mail & Guardian…

Blog Roundup

  • Palestinian blogger Natasha’s Mental Mayhem makes an excellent point about Hezbollah: “What Hizbullah did was provocative and stupid. I see it as Hizbullah's way of flexing their muscles. They say their attack across the border was to show solidarity with the Palestinians. What I see is that they not only drug their whole country to the bring of war, and killed civilians from both sides of the conflict, but, ironically, they have managed to distract the world's attention away from the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”

  • Lebanon’s Nightline, otherwise known as Jamal’s Propaganda Site, has “Angry Olmert Day 6.”

  • Moussa Bachir's UrShalim has nearly-live pictures from the trenches.
  • And a running list of civilian deaths and injuries by Lazarus (who can’t lend his name to the dead this time).

  • The Truth Laid Bear has, as far as I know, the most consolidated, running-count type list of blogs and links following the situation in Lebanon and Gaza from the Lebanese, Israeli and Palestinian perspectives..

 

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