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Monday, July 31

And in war news

Yesterday I read in the NYTimes that an Israeli air raid killed dozens of Lebanese civilians who were hiding in the basement of an apartment building in Qana when the building collapsed on to them. Israel agreed late Sunday to suspend its attacks for 48 hours while it investigated the bombing.

So much for that. This morning, Reuters reports
Israel's defense minister said Monday the country will "expand and strengthen" its attack on Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, diminishing hopes that a 48-hour halt in airstrikes could be turned into a longer term cease-fire. The Israeli army said its air force has carried out strikes in southern Lebanon, despite the 48 hour agreement.

It was determined that Hezbollah rockets were being launched from Qana. Israel says it won't stop bombing until Hezbollah runs out of rockets. Condi has decided to come back to the US to work on a settlement between Lebanon and Israel through through a U.N. Security Council.

Why do you think that Condi is coming back and working with the UN now? Perhaps the bushista plan to engage Syria and Iran is not panning out afterall?

And hey, what's happening in Iraq? Is that war over? Oh no. From "A Pentagon spokesman on Friday confirmed that US troop levels in Iraq rose to 132,000 during the past week – the highest since late May – from 127,000 at the start of the week."

The Iraqi prime minister pissed off Americans by siding with Hezbollah. Interestingly, in Iraq, the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shiites stand together in condemning Israel.

Meanwhile, NATO troops took over command operations in Afghanistan from the US led coalition on Monday. Guess the bushistas fucked up that war too.

Oh and when we thought that maybe Guantanamo Bay was going to be closed, we found out over the weekend that the US built a bigger and better prison there- Camp 6 -built by Halliburton, it's a state of the art maximum security jail that will hold 200 prisoners.

I dunno. You read the news and it's so depressing. This WH is nuts. They still insist they know what's right and they have never once proved that they are competent. Secretary of War, Rumsfeld is "deranged".

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