Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Terror's Weaponry

Good Morning. A few new items today, unfortunately still focused on Lebanon (we'll get awayt from that soon, I hope).

  • The Tuesday Column looks at the myth of eternal enmity between Arabs and Jews: Compared with two millennia of enmity between Europeans, or two centuries of exported warfare by the United States, Arabs and Jews look like the new kids on the bloc of mutual disdain. They haven't at all been at it forever, nor are they doomed to be at it regardless of their recent history--much of it a history of hatreds seeded by European anti-Semitism and Euro-American realpolitik. See the full column...

  • Terror's weaponry: The more the Israeli assault lasts, the more distant it gets from its presumed aim of destroying Hezbollah—the more impossible it becomes to destroy what the bombing campaign of the last twelve days can only recharge and redirect in proportion to the tonnage of savagery it is dropping on Lebanon. Who, the Lebanese are rightfully asking themselves, are the terrorists now? See "Pity the Nation..."

  • Candide's recommendations: No Rice-Throwing, Please--and other fall-out from Condi Rice's pointless, two-weeks-too-late drop-kick into Lebanon. Also: Alan Dershowitz thinks civilians who don't leave their homes when asked to leave areas being bombed are complicit with terrorists. The links and more here.