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The Slowest Reconstruction in History

Lo and behold, it's interesting to note that most of the area "damaged" by the IDF during last year's war with Hezbullah are still not rebuilt. Of course, those of you have been paying attention would already have known this.

A worker lays cement during reconstruction of a balcony in a building that was damaged during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Beirut suburbs July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)


Perish the thought that Hezbullah keeps its areas of Lebanon in disrepair permanently for the sake of easily-manipulated wire agency photographers...

Update: Ah, it's good to see that Hezbullah has their priorities in order. And that their Divine Marketing Agency is preparing for war yet again:

A Lebanese worker sets a street billboard showing a Hezbollah fighter with an anti-tank rocket and the Arabic words ;'You are the coming victory,' at Beirut airport highway, Lebanon, Tuesday July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of last summer's devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A general view shows buildings that were destroyed during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Beirut suburbs July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)


A elderly woman stands in her damaged apartment during a reconstruction of her building that was damaged during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Beirut suburbs July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)


Workers complete reconstruction of a bridge that was destroyed during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah in Damour, south of Beirut July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Workers in bulldozers and trucks prepare for the reconstruction of a bridge that was destroyed during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah in Damour, south of Beirut July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Workers complete reconstruction of a bridge that was destroyed during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah in Damour, south of Beirut July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


A veiled woman walks in the rubble of destroyed buildings from the 34-day Israel-Hezbollah fighting last summer, in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahieh, Lebanon Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of last summer's devastating conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


A worker reconstructs a balcony in a building that was damaged during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Bint Jbeil village, southern Lebanon July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


A reconstructed house is seen through a rocket hole in an apartment that was damaged during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Bint Jbeil village, southern Lebanon suburbs July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


A worker lays cement during reconstruction of a balcony in a building that was damaged during last year's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Bint Jbeil village, southern Lebanon July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


In front of a Hezbollah flag, Syrian workers rebuild a damaged house that was destroyed during last summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah at the Lebanese village of Maroun el-Ras south of Lebanon, Tuesday July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese villager man, walks between damaged houses that were destroyed during last summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, in the Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil south of Lebanon, Tuesday July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of last summer's devastating conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese Abdul-Karim Bazzi, holds his young brother Salah, in front of their damaged house, left background, that was destroyed during last summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, in the Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil south of Lebanon, Tuesday July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of last summer's devastating conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese villager man, sets a table at his damaged house that was destroyed during the last summer war between Israel and Hezbollah, in the Lebanese village of Kafra south of Lebanon, Tuesday July 10, 2007. Lebanon this week marks the first anniversary of last summer's devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas amid sectarian and political tensions that threaten to tear the country apart. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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Comments:

#1 annie 10-Jul-2007
#2 lawhawk 11-Jul-2007
Well, it's not surprising that parts of Beirut are still showing signs of the damage from last year's Hizbullah war. There are still signs of the Lebanese civil war more than two decades ago.

Besides, Hizbullah has more important things to do than simply rebuild residential buildings; it's got a weapons infrastructure that needs to be rebuilt.

Also, note that the US is two years removed from Hurricane Katrina and damage to parts of the Gulf Coast remain. Heck, damage from Hurricane Andrew in Florida is still present more than a decade later. Some wounds do not heal quickly, no matter how much effort is put to the task.
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