Friday, July 21, 2006
WAR IS ELSEWHERE
Apart from the occasional plume of black smoke, we can’t see any of the fighting but hear the constant drone of Israeli fighter planes above (sounds like distant thunder) and hear the dull thud of explosions.What we can see is the pollution that has engulfed the country for ten days and, looking out at the Mediterranean from the balcony, a flotilla of foreign warships and some cruise ships evacuating foreign nationals , steaming out of Beirut harbour headed to Cyprus and to safety.
I’ve stared imposing wartime censorship on the emails I write for the Hajji (to family and friends abroad) – no extreme negativity, no ad hominem melodrama, no clichés.She’d started to sound like Winston Churchill until I put a stop to it.
The Israelis say that they want the Lebanese army to deploy in the south…except the tens of Lebanese army soldiers they’ve killed so far.Not them.Others.