The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Another week of bombing

Washington is giving another week to Israel to bomb Lebanon, and Condi would then fly down there to establish an international buffer zone.

In the meantime, at least 55 Lebanese died today, the highest daily toll so far.

The US' stance on this will be remembered for a long time in the region -- there will be a price to pay for backing Israel's use of collective punishment.

Update: Congress (the most corrupt parliament among Western democracies) runs after the money, as it always does, and backs Israel.