from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

7.24.2006

far, far away

the conflict between lebanon and israel is so physically removed from us that it’s difficult to imagine. and it stretches so far back in history that – despite thoughts on individual actions – it’s difficult to know who’s right and who is wrong.

i recently heard some first hand accounts of experiences from american evacuees and people with loved ones in lebanon. they praised the care of the american embassy and of our marines. and told stories of feeling the ground shake from bombing.

many fleeing southern lebanon to beirut are piling into cars by the dozens. some are hiring taxis to take drive them those two hours north. instead of the usual $100 for a two hour drive, they’re paying fares from $2500 to $9000 to save their own lives, and their families.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

This is a sad situation going from bad to worse. Hezbollah is clearly well supplied and prepared for extended battle. They know the US can participate even if we wanted. I don't think the UN can really affect a cease fire.

Makes me wonder if this is some sort of smoke screen so Iran/Syria can get away with something.

I have no doubt it is quite terrifying for everyone caught in the cross fire.

7/26/2006 01:16:00 PM

 

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