Two Weeks, Two Fronts, Winds of War in Mid-East
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli warplanes punished the Lebanese capital on Friday, blasting the airport for a second day, shattering bridges, igniting fuel storage tanks and cutting the main highway to Syria. Hezbollah guerrillas fought back with a fresh barrage of rockets.
Widening their campaign, Israeli warplanes struck overpasses, intersections and residential buildings around Hezbollah's security headquarters in south
on Friday. Wall and balconies crashed onto parked cars, but they missed the headquarters, their apparent target. Beirut
Israeli warships, meanwhile, shelled the highway north of the coastal city of
, witnesses said. Israeli planes also hit TV transmission towers in the eastern Sidon , a Hezbollah stronghold. Bekaa Valley
Friday morning's violence came hours after
dropped leaflets in the area warning residents to avoid areas where Hezbollah operates. Israel
-They seem to be trying to cut off any escape and/or support routes for Hezbollah and Hamas
(HAARETZ.com) On Thursday, Ahmadinejad said an Israeli strike on
-Brinksmanship raises its ugly head again
(Ynet News.com) A war
must win: If Hamas, Hizbullah win the war they have declared; Zionist project is nearing the end of its days. Israel
This is no competition of false machismo. This is a fateful decision: Even if these two radical Islamic movements gain symbolic propaganda victories – it could free other enemies around the
Middle East. The need to win this war is absolute. There can be no debate about it.
-Does the world realize that
vetoed a UN draft resolution that would have called for an end to Israeli attacks and "disproportionate use of force" in the Gaza Strip as well as for the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier. United States
-Is now the time to worry about wording in a Resolution that would only “urge” them to scale down their attacks? I think rather than squabbling over the wording, maybe we should figure out some type of action to take?
JERUSALEM(AP) - Hezbollah guerrillas fired Katyusha rockets at two communities in northern Friday, causing no injuries but raising to 150 the number that had hit the region in the last 48 hours, the Israeli army said. Israel
-The are playing right into the hands of
Egyptlaunched a diplomatic bid to resolve the crisis, amid apparent frustration among moderate Arab nations that Hezbollah - and by implication its top ally Syria- had started the fight with . Israel Saudi Arabia, the Arab world's political heavyweight and economic powerhouse, accused Hezbollah guerrillas - without naming them - of "uncalculated adventures" that precipitated the latest Middle Eastcrisis.
-Everyone except Hamas, Hezbollah, and
This seems to be quickly spinning out of control. Hark the eve of WWI?