Buzzcuts- September 06

September 20th, 2006

Compiled by Matthew Farrell

“If the soldiers are not returned, we will turn Lebanon’s clock back 20 years.”
Israeli Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz

“And then, most disgraceful of all, we leave the
Lebanese to their fate like a diseased people and spend our time evacuating our
precious foreigners while tut-tutting about Israel’s ‘disproportionate’ response to the capture of its
soldiers by Hezbollah.”
Robert Fisk, The Independent, July 19th, 2006

“What fruit, other than one of pain, frustration, financial ruin and fanaticism, can stem from this rubble?”
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora

“The Israeli Air Force launched more than 7,000 air attacks on about 7,000 targets in Lebanon between 12 July and 14 August, while the Navy conducted an additional 2,500 bombardments. The attacks, though widespread, particularly concentrated on certain areas. In addition to the human toll – an estimated 1,183 fatalities, about one third of whom have been children; 4,054 people injured and 970,000 Lebanese people displaced – the civilian infrastructure was severely damaged. The Lebanese government estimates that 31 ‘vital points’ (such as airports, ports, water and sewage treatment plants, electrical facilities) have been completely or partially destroyed, as have around 80 bridges and 94 roads. More than 25 fuel stations and around 900 commercial enterprises were hit. The number of residential properties, offices and shops completely destroyed exceeds 30,000. Two government hospitals – in Bint Jbeil and in Meis al-Jebel – were completely destroyed in Israeli attacks, and three others were seriously damaged.”
Amnesty International

“By conducting a raid that was likely to provoke a brutal Israeli reprisal, Nasrallah may have gambled that the fury of the Lebanese would soon turn from Hezbollah to the Jewish state, thereby providing a justification for ‘the national resistance’ as Lebanon’s only deterrent against Israel.”
Adam Shatz, “Nasrallah’s Game,”
The Nation

On an Entirely Different Note…
Someone, probably an aide, asks Bush something, evidently whether he wants prepared closing remarks for the end of the 2006 G8 Summit:
Bush: “No. Just gonna make it up. I’m not going to talk too damn long like the rest of them. Some of these guys talk too long.”

Whaling Wall Matthew Farrell
Chow Feng Shui Josh Elmer
Stained Glass Ceiling Emily McNeill
Anarchitect Mike Berlin
SaHarrison Desert Harrison Flatau
Metrolollipopolis Jennifer Konerman
Tropic of Scurvy Heather Newberger
Copy Editors Danielle Sherwood
  Jenna Scatena
  Elliott Feedore
   
   
   
Adviser Mary Beth O’Connor
   
Chief Residents Abby Bertumen
  Kelly Burdick
  Bryan Chambala
  Sam Costello
  Cole Louison
  James Sigman
   
   
   
   

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