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433 Lebanese, 141 Gazan Palestinians, 51 Israelis

The death toll for Lebanese and Palestinans is mostly civilian:

The Middle East conflict is taking an ever-increasing toll on lives of civilians as well as militants and soldiers. 433 Lebanese nationals have been killed, at least 334 of them civilians. 51 Israelis have died – 18 of them civilians, 33 soldiers – both from border fighting and in Hezbollah rocket attacks on northern Israel. And in Gaza, 141 Palestinians have been killed, about half civilians, since Israel used the pretext of recovering one of its soldiers.

In Lebanon too, 600 000 will be displaced, refugees in their own country.

And in Iraq, the death toll is even worse …

Dark times

The incompetent bully boy US and Israeli administrations are beyond belief.

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This entry was posted on 27 July, 2006 by in Empire, War and Terror, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"