1.9.06

Once upon a blockade ...


(Annahar)

8 Comments:

At Friday, September 01, 2006 1:45:00 PM, Blogger gabrielf said...

homsı ıs a great carıcaturıst ...

 
At Friday, September 01, 2006 1:45:00 PM, Blogger Neil Williams said...

Your readers may find this article of interest:

From George Galloway UK Respect in Beirut.
The defeat of the regional superpower could yet open the way to a wider settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
"The Guardian" -- -- As the smoke clears from the battlefield of the 34-day war in Lebanon, it would be a mistake to count the cost only in fallen masonry and fresh graves. All is changed, changed utterly, by the defeat that the whole of Israel is now debating, from the cabinet through the lively press to the embittered reservists at the falafel stall. Practically the only person in the world who claims Israel won the war is George Bush - and we all know his definition of the words "mission accomplished".
Reports that the Hizbullah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, expressed regret this week at having underestimated Israel's reponse to the capture of two of its soldiers were misleading. In fact, Nasrallah thanked God that the attack came when the resistance movement was prepared, as he was convinced Israel would have otherwise invaded later in the year at a time of its choosing.If the fierce thicket of the Iraqi resistance stopped the Bush war spreading to Syria then the extraordinary Hizbullah victory has surely made the world think again about an attack on Iran. But the main - and maybe the most welcome - shift in the 40-year-old paradigm of the Israeli-Arab conflict is the puncturing of the belief in a permanent and unchallengeable Israeli military superiority over its neighbours and the hubris this has induced in Israeli leaders - from the sleek Shimon Peres through the roughhouse of Binyamin Netanyahu to the stumbling Mr Magoo premiership of Ehud Olmert.
The myth of invincibility is a souffle that cannot rise twice. Over the past week I have picked my way through the rubble of Dahia in downtown Beirut, now resembling London's East End at the height of the blitz, and across the south of Lebanon in towns such as Bint Jbeil whose centres look as if they have been hit by an earthquake. Here the litter of banned weapons lies like a legal time bomb - evidence of war crimes alleged by the UN and Amnesty International that in a genuine system of international justice would put Israel in the dock at The Hague. This, together with the beating Israel has received in international public opinion, is the collateral damage suffered alongside military humiliation.Lots more ........

To read the full artilce goto the Respect Supporters Blog at:

http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

(Plus lots more articles and video links on the Middle East)


Neil Williams
Respect Blog (UK)
http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

 
At Friday, September 01, 2006 4:03:00 PM, Blogger The Lebanese said...

Armand Homsi is becoming a sharper caricaturist by the minute. His comics during the conflict were extremely poignant.

 
At Friday, September 01, 2006 7:57:00 PM, Blogger Andrey said...

If it is not to much to ask, could you please translate?

 
At Friday, September 01, 2006 9:24:00 PM, Blogger hillz said...

PM Siniora in a boat back from stockholm conference with the financial support (949 million dollars) but the way via sea is blocked by israelis as there is still a sea seige.

written on the wall: israeli seige.
Written on the flash: Lebanon

 
At Friday, September 01, 2006 9:30:00 PM, Blogger Andrey said...

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At Friday, September 01, 2006 11:05:00 PM, Blogger The Lebanese said...

Hey guys,

add my blogs in your list of Lebanese Bloggers.

http://lebanonlime.blogspot.com/
http://thelebanese.blogspot.com/

 
At Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:26:00 AM, Blogger Gosudarynya said...

Will anyone here be participating in the sit-in Nabih Berri announced?

 

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