Thursday, July 20, 2006
Lebanon: American Media, Does Anyone Have a Memory
Dumb So I am watching coverage on the 24 hour channels. On MSNBC the usually sane Joe Scarborough, talked about a possible "escalation", namely the insertion of Israeli ground forces into Lebanon. A theme repeated in most other coverage.
Am I the Only One Who Remembers
The Israeli's launching a major invasion of Lebanon? Now that was a ground war! And it capped off years of border incidents, bombings, cross-border raids by the PLO, the Israeli's chasing them back across the border, Syria up to all sorts of mischief. Fairly recently, Israel kept a buffer zone inside the country.
So if Israel launches a limited incursion into Lebanon, it will simply be nothing worse than what happened many times before. And compared to bombing of targets inside central and northern Lebanon, it conceivably could affect less people.