Ha’aretz reports: Bush calls on Syria to persuade Hezbollah to halt rocket attacks.
Persuade HezbAllah? Syria? Is this an attempt by the Israeli-American axis to get Syria (and by extention Iran) involved? It seems like it! Is the Israeli-American axis placing the 4 million Lebanese on the sacrificial altar of regime change in Syria? It seems like it!
Update @ 5:36 pm: Loud boom a few minutes ago, smoke rising over the southern residential suburbs of Beirut.
Update @ 6:38 pm: Beirut Port hit, as I predicted (I was saying this to a couple of friends, they dismissed it, saying that it wasn’t necessary given that Israel had already imposed a naval siege).
Update @ 6:57 pm: Junieh Port north of Beirut reportedly hit. The (one-sided) war against our terrorist facilities is extending over to this side. The blasts were so close the entire building shook.
Update @ 6:59 pm: Manara / Ain Mreisseh hit. Used to pass through that area every day.
Update @ 7:21 pm: Beirut lighthouse hit. Clearly “HezbAllah infrastructure”.
Update @ 7:32: Batroun targeted. Lebanese soldier killed. HezbAllah terrorist. Clearly.
Update @ 7:40 pm: Army radar station near the northern city of Batroun hit. Army under heavy fire. I heard one report – though uncomfirmed – that leaflets have been dropped saying “al-watan dahiyatu al-muqawama” (the nation is the victim of the resistance).
Terrible massacre pictures being shown on TV (but you won’t see that on CNN or Fox News, they will instead show the complaints of Israelis in Tiberias – they apparently are bothered by the sounds of IDF artillery shells being fired from nearby). Charred bodies. Unrecognizable. Babies. Children.