Crisis in Lebanon

        July 2006

On this site, I try to provide a wide range of information and opinions for your consideration and better understanding of the facts at hand and various points of view.

To summarize the point: Imagine if Northern Irish militants raided London and killed four British soldiers and captured two, and in response Britain, without warning, bombed Irish civilian areas and infrastructure from north to south, including villages and suburbs, roads, bridges, ports, Shannon airport, dairy farms, cell phone towers, homes, apartment buildings, and fleeing vehicles. Imagine if they flattened several suburbs in Dublin that were sympathetic to Sinn Fein. Imagine if, in the course of the attacks, Britain killed 1,200 Irish people, 90% of them civilians, one-third of them children.

This is essentially what Israel is doing to Lebanon. It will be precisely as effective, and it is legal and moral to the same degree.

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Widespread destruction in southern Beirut

Lebanese civil society struggling to overcome Israel's
destruction of their transportation infrastructure

  1. Very brief summary of the crisis
      Its causes and context

  2. My opinions and analysis
      Including a lengthy debate with a Jewish neo-con friend

  3. Pictures of damage and casualties around Lebanon
      Please Note: Some of these pictures are graphic and disturbing

  4. Has Israel committed war crimes?
      Legal definitions and analysis

  5. Articles about the conflict
      From Arab, Israeli, American, Jewish, and British perspectives

  6. Jewish messages of peace
      There is hope

  7. Links to other sites
      blogs, etc.