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Sat Jul 22 2006 (Updated 07/23/06) US role in Lebanon's Destruction
The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel. Citing US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, the New York Times said the decision to ship the weapons came quickly, after relatively little debate within the administration. Condoleezza Rice has described the plight of Lebanon as a part of the "birth pangs of a new Middle East" and said that Israel should ignore calls for a ceasefire. "This is a different Middle East. It's a new Middle East. It's hard, We're going through a very violent time," the US secretary of state said. "A ceasefire would be a false promise if it simply returns us to the status quo."
While many in Israel are now speaking out against the war ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ), the Democrats in the US are solidly pro-war; on Sunday, July 23, Dianne Feinstein lead a noon rally in San Francisco supporting the destruction of Lebanon. Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate Todd Chretien joined other anti-war activists who engaged in a counter-protest. Photos
Outcry Over US Bombs to Israel | Democrats, Republicans line up to back Israeli war crimes | Rice’s Middle East tour: “Diplomacy” in furtherance of war | Outcry Over US Bombs to Israel | The Shame of Being An American | The UN charter is on its last legs | The New York Times' cynical defense of US-Israeli war crimes | Blair Gives "Diplomatic Cover" to Israel | Germany’s uncritical support for Washington | Racism, and the Canadian Media | Bush's profanity shows he has no clue about Arabs

Meanwhile Lebanon is burying its dead. On Friday, soldiers in Tyre laid 72 coffins in two trenches, a mass grave for victims of Israeli bombardment. Bodies are being placed in mass graves until the fighting subsides and the bodies can be exhumed and handed over to their families. The total number of Lebanese deaths so far is not known; mounds of rubble sit undisturbed since rescue workers are too fearful of missiles to search for bodies.
Thousands isolated in a sea of destruction | Israel Bombs Numerous Lebanese Towns Again | Do People Know How Much We Hurt? | Robert FIsk: Elegy for Beirut | "Stop that shit!" | South Beirut suburb devastated | Tell Me a Secret: Lebanon.. | Grown men do cry | Electronic Lebanon - Crisis Appeal

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