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Friday, July 14, 2006

Live Blogging Middle East Crisis(Updated till 4 AM Central)

This shall be the Live blogging Post for the Night. I will be putting up my other links from the other night as well as adding others. I am trying to use this also to collect other resources I find as wander the Net That will be useful if God Forbid WWIII really occurs becuase of this episode in the future
News Sources
Free Republic-Thread links to all Post regarding Israel as Keyword. Needless to say good place ot look for latest article that are being posted as well as threads place to get info. Also some folks there at times know what they are talking aboutNews Papers and other News Sources
Kol Israel International- News Plus live radio. Might have some English Broadcast on the radio. Also TV Broadcast throught net
Jersualem Post
Jersualem Online Another New outlet with video recaps of the news - Israel
Haaretz News Flashes-Israel Good place to see breaking news and lays out a nice timeline of events as it unfolds
DEBKA-Israel -Read with some care Sometime their Breathless headlines and scoops never materalize but good to keep a eye on anyway.
Daily Star-Lebanon
Blogs-(These are Blogs I am going to For Info- just because they are on here does not mean I endorse Everything they Say)
Hyscience-A good blog/news site with updates often
AtlasShrugs is a blog I cannot recommend enough go to her for updates
MichaelTotten-A American on my blogroll knows the situation in Lebanon well. He is on Hiatus (vacation)but his blogroll has tons of bloggers including many from Lebanon and other regional resources. I am hoping he might check in to give us his insight
Redmeat Conservative- is providing updates
Israelmatzav-Israel (Good Blog bringing some Good updates)LebaneseBloggers-Lebanon-A good place where several Lebanese blogger post. Providing updates-good comment section
Ontheface blog -Israel
Lebanese Political Journal -Lebanon-Good read too. Again I recommend going to comment section
OpenLebanon-Lebanon-realtime news and blogs
Free Michel Kilo Now-Syria
Rantings of A Sandmonkey-Egypt

Live blogging
3:04- Last post thought I could make it till 4 am but pooped out till tomorrow
2:49- A Lebanese blogger is saying that Evacuation of US Nationals will occur through Cyprus. So I assume since the airport is out for a while that means boat?
2:14-From a poster by the name of Rebel Yell on this thread at Free Republic
You all might find this damn funny, but my sorry ass is marooned in Beirut, where I have been working for the IMF. If anybody has any helpful suggestions on how I can get out of this war zone, I would be most grateful. Right now, the road to Syria is the only way out of Lebanon for anyone, including U.S. citizens, and the Israelis are bombing that road. I am NOT happy with the Israelis right now. I understand their concerns about their kidnapped soldiers but bombing the Beirut Airport was not going to help them in any way
1:54 Australian Broadcasting Company has a piece on the 3 conditions for a ceasefire by the Israeli PM
1:27. By the way you can listen to English news from Israel on the link below when clicking on "English News" on sidebar. They uddate at at 06:30, 12:30 and 20:30, local time Israel
1:10am Much better. Ok adding good link Kol Israel International. Very good news link, also radio live on net. Might have some english broadcast on radio from time to time.
1:00am- Goodness what happen to my blog everything is way down there. Working to correct.
12:38 Reader SV sent me this regarding the attack on the Israeli ship. I am sure that caught Israel a little off guard. Again the guy they mentioned is also responsible for killing our troops in the past:
The fact that two separate ships were struck at the same time, very likely with UAV fired antitank missiles, indicates a level of sophistication far beyond that of Hezbollah. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and Imad Mugniyah clearly have a hand in these operations. The coupling of a UAV with an anti-tank missile requires extensive research, development and testing. It is unlikely Hezbollah conducted these efforts without attracting the attention of the watchful Israelis to their south. And the Iranians possess the technological capabilities; the Raad anti-tank missile is from their arsenal. The use of multiple UAVs over the Mediterranean Sea indicates Hezbollah may have a fleet of these UAVs, which must be maintained.

12:37 From a Syrian sympathetic to Lebanon Dear World Leaders,This letter is a plea from the Lebanese people, and friends of Lebanon . We urge you to exercise any political influence you may have to guide a cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah. Negotiations must take place. The violence that has escalated in Lebanon has gotten out of control, it is insanity! The people of Lebanon are suffering; the Lebanese economy will suffer deeply for years to come. As I am sure you know anger, resentment, and poverty can only lead to further extremism. For the welfare of Lebanese citizens, Israeli citizens, the stability of the Middle East , and indeed the world, we implore you to take action as soon as possible to prevent further violence, destruction, and casualties.
Friends and Citizens of Lebanon
Of course there can be disagreement about this. Wheter the goal should be the giving a massive blow to Hezbollah. Also as a commenter stated it is pretty stupid to depend on a tourism industry with these guys around. However, I think there is a truth there. I am sensing the average Lebanese would like Israel to take care of these folks. Also I see a senitment out there that is basically"quit bombing us and bomb Syria". Shows the delicate balancing act Israel as to do.
12:07 Israel pounds key Lebaneseinfrastructure-Good Read from the Beirut paper on on what has been hit by Israel
11:58 Jersualem Online added to Links
11:52 Hezbollah TV station: New IAF strikes targeting roads in south Lebanon (Reuters)7:42 Lebanon time
11:46pmBloc Québécois disapproves Prime Minister Harper’s statements of support for Israel’s right to self-defence
11:27pm-added HyScience to Link list
11:14pm -Hezbollah Debuts Its Armed UAV Capability Good commentary and analysi on the attack on the Israli Navy Ship by the Belmont club
11:02 pm-Four Israel Navy sailors missing after ship hit by Hezbollah drone (Haaretz)3:50am Israel time


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