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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Condi diplomacy in action

Robert Fisk ended his report yesterday (there is garble at the link; just stop there.) thusly:

[S]tand by for an "increase" in the "urgency" of diplomacy -- and for more women with their skin torn open by cluster bombs.

Then this happened:

QANA, Lebanon (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike Sunday killed at least 56 Lebanese, mostly women and children, when it leveled a building where they had taken shelter. The deadliest attack in nearly three weeks of warfare forced Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to cut short a Mideast mission and increased world pressure on the United States to back an end to the fighting.

The Israelis blame Hezbollah; they are lying. We'll remain on standby a while longer, it seems. Of course, Hezbollah and Hamas should stop firing missiles into Israel and release those soldiers they kidnapped -- things they have expressed a willingness to do if the Israelis stop slaughtering civilians, which the Israelis won't do. So the carnage will continue.
UPDATE: They say they will -- for 48 hours, conditionally.


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