Remember Lebanon

Remember when the Bush Administration convinced Israel to invade Lebanon and root out Hezbollah? Remember the destruction? Well, even though Israel is still reassessing the battle, Hezbollah still stands and the Lebanese government is still barely hanging on. Fighting continues. Update: This post was somewhat confusing because the fighting in Lebanon is confusing. Eliedh posted a comment and straighten me out. Yes, Hezbollah is still there but the fighting is now between some terrorist group (Fatah affiliated fighters) and the Lebanese government. From NYT: Families of Islamic fighters left a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on Friday after the militants and the

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American diplomacy – Beirut

I’m not sure how we could have screwed this up any more.  The uneasy peace was lasting between Lebanon and Israel.  Then we told them that kicking some tail in Lebanon would be a cake walk (It is Lebanon not Iran.  Nothing.)  Well, it was anything but a cakewalk.  The violence has only stopped long enough in the last year or so to bury the dead and re-load the rocket launchers.  ——– From NYT: A powerful bomb exploded at a popular seaside club here on Wednesday, killing a prominent lawmaker and nine other people. It was the deadliest in a string

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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