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The most stifling of stifles

"Stifling" sea blockade.
Ok—the headlines today are all heralding the lifting of Israel's air blockade of Lebanon. We're told that Israel won't be lifting the naval blockade any time soon, though, as the elite international forces on the ground can't guarantee that arms aren't being shipped into the area yet. (I'm not holding my breath for that, either!)

This caption is typical of the coverage—albeit, attached to a photograph of the naval blockade:

An Israeli naval boat, bottom, arrives at the Haifa Port, northern Israel, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006. Israel pledged to lift its stifling air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, bowing to international pressure and allowing massive rebuilding efforts to begin in the war-ravaged country. The Israeli Prime Minister's office made the announcement Wednesday, saying international forces would take over the task of preventing arms shipments from reaching Hezbollah guerrillas. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

"Stifling?" Isn't that egregious use of emotional language, Ariel?

August 17, 2006!
Of course, what Ariel and the rest of the press would prefer you to forget is that passenger flights have been landing in Lebanon for almost three weeks now.

So, in other words, even though Israel those dastardly Zionists are relentlessly and ruthlessly blockading the entire country of Lebanon, somehow British Airways managed to land in Beirut on August 17?

Yeah, that's real stifling, Ariel.

Care to move up to writing editorial opinions? You seem like you'd make a good columnist.
An Israeli naval boat, bottom, arrives at the Haifa Port, northern Israel, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006. Israel pledged to lift its stifling air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, bowing to international pressure and allowing massive rebuilding efforts to begin in the war-ravaged country. The Israeli Prime Minister's office made the announcement Wednesday, saying international forces would take over the task of preventing arms shipments from reaching Hezbollah guerrillas. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


Lebanese worker unloads aid from a British Airways aircraft that landed at Rafik al-Hariri International Beirut airport August 17,2006. A passenger flight landed at Beirut international aiport on Thursday for the first time in five weeks,easing an air blocked of Lebanon that Israel imposed during its war with Hizbollah guerrillas. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)

 Tags: ariel schalit AP Israel/Lebanon War 2006


Comments:

#1 Sticky Notes 07-Sep-2006
Interesting perspective out of Israel....
#2 captainfish 07-Sep-2006
S. Lebanon is a war-ravaged nation?!?!?!?

Tell that to Darfur!! Tell that to some of those island nations where terrorists thugs are trying to take over the governments for decades. Tell that to China and its internal war on its own people. Tell that to certain areas of S. America where drug wars have been continuous for decades.

While very southern lebanon certainly took a pounding, so did northern isreal. Anyone mourning their losses?
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