January 17, 2007

A few interesting stories from the BBC...

Firstly, Israel's top military chief resigns following the disastrous attack on Lebanon:
Our correspondent says that now that the military chief has fallen on his sword, the spotlight is likely to shift back to the civilian leadership...

The Israeli army lost 116 soldiers. Forty-three Israeli civilians were also killed by more than 4,000 Hezbollah rocket attacks.

About 1,000 Lebanese were killed in the conflict, mostly civilians in Israel's vast bombardment of the county and land invasion in the south.
Another story points out that Condi Rice has visited the Mid-East three times without every achieving anything like a breakthrough:
The last time Israelis and Palestinians were involved in a peace process was in 2000.
That would be just before Bush came to power. Quelle surprise.


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