Washington gave the same order at Yorktown, I believe.
If you thought those New York Times photo shoots were hot before, wait until they start doing over-the-shoulder shots of the “resistance” dropping medics at 300 yards.
Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.
Like Hezbollah firing on the IDF in Bint Jbail from inside a mosque.
Salon has a piece out this morning denying Israel’s assertion that Hezbollah uses civilians for cover. Such claims are “almost always false,” writes author Mitch Prothero. The operative word being “almost,” I guess, for over at the Times…
[F]or some of the Christians who had made it out in this convoy, it was not just privations they wanted to talk about, but their ordeal at the hands of Hezbollah — a contrast to the Shiites, who make up a vast majority of the population in southern Lebanon and broadly support the militia.
“Hezbollah came to Ain Ebel to shoot its rockets,” said Fayad Hanna Amar, a young Christian man, referring to his village. “They are shooting from between our houses.”
“Please,’’ he added, “write that in your newspaper.”
Meanwhile, UN observers have helpfully redeployed out of harm’s way.
Or, as the new anchor of HDNet might say: coraje.
Peter Beinart’s got a nice op-ed in WaPo this morning about courage, Democrat style. It’s mostly just a recap, but as with Patterico’s recap of Greenwald, you can’t really grasp the magnitude of the problem until you see all the evidence in one place.
I assume everyone’s already seen the story on Drudge about Hezbollah’s new rockets. If not, Debka’s got a quick rundown. And, as always, a dire prediction to go with it:
Earlier, DEBKAfile reported exclusively: Israeli intelligence has upped its estimate of Hizballah’s stock of Zelzal-2 missiles whose 250km range covers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israeli army chiefs fear that Hassan Nasrallah, having received the nod from Tehran Wednesday, will start firing them at central Israel over the weekend.
They’re also hearing that Nasrallah is in Damascus right now, not the Iranian embassy in Beirut. And that he and Assad are plotting to escalate the conflict.
This post is depressing me, so let’s end it with a bit of completely unrelated but unambiguously good news. Hopefully the J-E-W-S won’t be blamed for this one.