Saturday, July 22, 2006

Blog from Anne Feeney's Relation -- and Leaving Lebanon on a Turkish Highway

Great cities have died, New Orleans and now Lebanon. This is tragic.

This pointer came in Anne Feeney's blast email. She was due to travel there. Once the fighter jets leave and the smoke clears, Lebanon is going to have hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to repair just to get back to a base to rebuild the economy. The tourism industry will be set back another 10 years. And to finance this reconstruction, Lebanon will be forced to borrow heavily from international institutions largely dominated by the US. So as the Lebanese begin to gather their lives back together, Israel�s closest ally will take on an increasingly influential position in Lebanon.


Anonymous said...

U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis 22 Jul 2006 The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Lebanese National Resistance [a.k.a. Hezbollah] targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday. The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said.

Maria said...

Lebanon is not a city.