Wednesday, July 26, 2006

THEN AND NOW

"Tyre is a dreamy seaside town bursting with charm and history, including the largest Roman hippodrome in the world. the coastal road from Beirut to Tyre takes roughly two hours; evolving from an urban city setting into a lush, rich landscape filled with flowers and banana plantations." -- "The Guide" tourist brochure, July 2006.

"TYRE, Lebanon - At least 55 people, mostly civilians and including many children, remain buried under rubble in southern Lebanon after more than 10 days of intense Israeli bombardments, a rescue official told AFP. Lebanese Civil Defence rescue coordinator Salam Daher said the figure was likely to be much higher as Israeli attacks on roads in the region made access by teams risky or impossible." -- AFP report, July 26, 2006

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cedarseed on LJ has just posted about a massive oil spill caused by shelling which is affecting the entire Lebanese coast...have you heard anything about this? Nothing has broken in the news over here yet.

Stay safe. Pat in Texas

7:18 PM  
Blogger Deux poids, deux mesures said...

Pity the Nation

11:06 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

Bombings everywhere. Innocent people are getting killed. Together let us pray.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous susan said...

Peace. Peace. Peace.

8:49 AM  
Blogger hockeyshooter said...

Said oil slick now moving towards Greece and Turkey - see this BBC News article.

"Local environmental and conservation groups said that some of the oil had settled on the sea floor, threatening areas where tuna spawn. They also voiced concern that slicks on beaches would prevent young green turtles, an endangered species, from reaching the sea after they had hatched."

11:12 AM  

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