6:30 am: Got the power back at 6 am. Was checking news and glad to see so far Israel has not taken any rash actions – well, other than what it has been doing in Lebanon for the past 2 days, that is. We had a perfectly calm night. We might not have a calm morning or afternoon today, so I got a good night’s sleep. We might not have that luxury in the coming days. I am not sure what’s going to happen next. If the Olmert government is that stupid it will retaliate. But that only means that it will, because this whole situation is the product of the stupidity of the Israeli government to begin with (even if HezbAllah is guilty as charged of initiating it). Yesterday a commentator/analyst on TV said that the Olmert government deserved an award/prize for stupidity. Just stupidity?
They claim the gunship was hit by drones; I am not so sure about that. They looked like rockets. Saw the moment of release. They didn’t look much like drones at the moment of firing. I think Israel is trying to minimize the psychological impact by assuring its citizens that it was not a rocket/missile but a “small drone”.
I was just responding to someone about this whole situation, and I made the following observation:
HezbAllah is not blameless, sure. But what Israel has done has pushed 99% of Lebanon’s population into the arms of HezbAllah, and rightly so. It’s not HezbAllah’s fault if Israel keeps strengthening it.
I’m off. Will be back.
Update @ 7:50 am: Well, that didn’t last long, did it? And so I am back. As are Israeli jets, at the moment bombing terrorist roads in the South. Seems the Israelis are dead set. No pun intended, of course.
7:58 am: I just heard a loud boom, not sure what it was, maybe it was from the construction site near us.
9:05 am: Israeli jets flying low over Mount Lebanon and Beirut!!!
9:17 am: Power just got cut off again. Israeli jets still flying low over us!!!
9:28 am: Now the Israelis are being fucking childish. They just dropped leaflets depicting Nasrallah as a cobra. If this is supposed to be psychological warfare, I am rolling on the floor laughing. It’s official – Olmert’s government has lost its mind. Hmm, but then again, did it ever have one???