Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Middle East ceasefire

The ceasefire's up and is holding, seemingly, although shots have been heard in southern Lebanon. Probably celebratory shots, I wouldn't be surprised.

The displaced Lebanese are returning to their homes. Good luck to 'em. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to move back so soon.

As befits a "they started it" war such as this one, now both sides are claiming they are victorious -- it must something like the end of Spartacus over there at the moment.

Regardless of who started it and who are the victors, this has been a tragic 34 days, with wholly unnecessary loss of civilian life. Let's hope the ceasefire can be maintained and that Lebanon can begin rebuilding itself. It's going to be a long road.


Blogger Tanya said...

I thought it silly that both sides were saying they won. In reality, no one won. There has only been loss.

15 August, 2006 10:02  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

i agree... and i agree with tanya. i'm so tired of war... i'm weary of reading about it... i'm weary of trying to figure out who's right and who's wrong... i'm weary of the politics behind it all... i'm just plain weary of the world shooting itself to pieces.

thanks for always sharing your thoughts on it all. you're braver than i am, and you certainly know more about it than i do.

15 August, 2006 14:37  
Blogger tideliar said...

A pyric victory indeed. Let's hope the ceasefire lasts...

15 August, 2006 23:43  
Blogger _z. said...

I am not sure... I don't trust that cease fire much. the crazy thing is that displaced people started coming back to their homes and their lands...
I had hoped they would wait a while, and see if everybody is telling the truth about everything.

16 August, 2006 06:28  

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