Saturday, July 15, 2006

Report: Hizbullah leaders leaving Beirut

Well there's a surprise. The heroes who started this war are now bailing out of it. And are moving under heavy security.

It seems to me, that there may very well be a correlation between this convoy of heroes moving south under security with their women and children and the fact that Israel bombed a fleeing convoy.
An Israeli air raid has killed at least 13 Lebanese civilians who were fleeing southern border areas.

Women and children were among those killed when the convoy was hit. "Bodies litter the road," an eyewitness said.
In its typical even-handed manner, the BBC headlines this as Israel kills Lebanese civilians. But why would Israel target a convoy "of civilians" if that convoy did not contain members of Hezbollah? It's against their ethos entirely.

In other news, Israel has posted 3 Patriot Missiles around Haifa. Haifa (as well as Ashqelon) contains critical industrial infrastructure, as well as a large population. If those sites were hit, it would cause a major explosion, far worse than any single missile attack.

Tiberias has now sustained its second barrage of Katyusha rockets.

UPDATE: And in fact, my suspicion above about the convoy, gains more ground, as top Israeli expert, Ehud Ya’ari reports on Channel 2, Israeli news that "the main civilian casualties in Southern Lebanon have been those of the families of Hizballah activists."

Hat tip on this update Not a Fish


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