Prague Twin

Thursday, July 20, 2006

602 knowledge

If you are a big fan of firsthand accounts from war zones written by people who are not reporters,


Elizabeth has this report from a young woman living in Beirut.

Worth the time, I would say.

9 Comments:

  • Good stuff. That is one benefit of technology huh. We get to experience, in pretty much real time, people's situations

    By Blogger GraemeAnfinson, at 6:56 AM  

  • I know, it is amazing. We used to wait years for these kind of accounts. To read the account of how peaceful it is right now, like being the eye of the storm, really got me.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 11:39 AM  

  • This should come under the must read heading. I hope you don't mind me posting a link.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

    By Blogger David Schantz, at 8:14 PM  

  • Mike, thanks for the link, or "hat tip" or whatever it's called...

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 10:17 PM  

  • She's a beautiful writer. The nature of her material is a great tragedy.

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 10:00 AM  

  • Elizabeth,

    Thanks for the source. I knew you wouldn't mind spreading the word.

    I'm glad I have been off for a while so David and Stephanie got a chance to read it.

    Glad you all enjoyed it!

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 6:12 PM  

  • One can have 602 knowledge and still be wrong. Minor quibble--she keeps saying Beruit is being shelled--certainly she means bombed. I doubt Israelis think there will be popular uprising against Hezbollah. They know they'll have to do it. (even though they seem to be balking a bit). The whole bombing campaign was to prevent resupply so that an armored assault would be definitive. Finally she does not support Hezbollah but they are legitimate. Did she feel the same way about the NAZIs?

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 1:29 AM  

  • Roger,

    I'm sure by the end of this she will know what it is being dropped on their heads.

    The supply line arguement doesn't explain all of the bombing. It is inhumane.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 12:55 AM  

  • Oh, and, I'm not sure what she felt about the Nazi's, but I'm pretty sure they represented a greater threat than Hezbollah.

    But by the reaction, it would seem that Hezbollah is an even greater threat.

    How many Hitler's are there out there now days? I guess Zarqawi is dead so he doesn't count. But by my count there must be at least 6. Could you give me a definative list. Just start with Ahmadinejad and keep going.

    Maybe it would be easier to name the rogue leaders who are not Hitler. Shorter list.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 1:00 AM  

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