Bashir over at Ur Shalim has photos (a few are not for the faint hearted) of the southern suburbs of Beirut (“dahiye jnubiyye”) after last night’s intensive bombings. The bombings continued until at least 3 am, which is when I went to bed last night.
The attacks on these areas have been renewed. I can hear loud booms right now and a huge cloud of smoke is rising from there.
Many, many eyewitnesses have said that chemical weapons are being used. Also used are shells that maximize number of killed and maimed.
This just in, Haifa has been hit again. Israel is now arguing that rockets that fell on Haifa have been made in Syria. So we have two main players being hinted at, Iran for the strike on the ship and Syria for the strike on Haifa. Is this, I wonder, setting the stage for a wider offensive by Israel?