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Monthly Archives: May, 2008

Waltz With Bashir: An Animation

An unlikely-sounding film release — an animation about a massacre detailed from one who was on the side of the co-perpetrators — has been getting attention in Cannes. Waltz With … Continue reading

17 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

Did Hezbollah thwart a planned Bush/Olmert attack on Lebanon?

NB Just in (18 May) see also this subsequent Israeli intel connected DEBKAfile piece Israel’s Missed Boat in Lebanon: Sunday night, May 11, the Israeli army was poised to strike … Continue reading

16 May, 2008 · 16 Comments

Meeting Palestinians In Gaza

Appended below are five links to poignant short videos from the excellent Guardian series A Week in Gaza, detailing the impact of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Ghetto on … Continue reading

15 May, 2008 · 1 Comment

Briefing on Beirut

As the Siniora government today officially rescinds the two incriminating decisions about Hezbollah’s telecommunications network and the head of security of Beirut’s airport that sparked this month’s clashes, this Briefing … Continue reading

14 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

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"