July 18, 2006
"Refugees" seems to be the word for the day. While European countries and America are arranging sea-borne evacuations of citizens, many have already taken the land route out to Syria. A lot have gotten out; some didn't make it. UNHCR is reporting that the majority of those crossing the border into Syria are of Syrian nationality.
In the meantime, more than 60,000 Lebanese are trying their luck within the country, and other Lebanese are helping them out. Anthony Shadid has a piece in today's Post that expands on dispatches yesterday by Brian Whitaker and Chris Allbritton (no doubt among others).
Posted by tomscud at July 18, 2006 10:31 AM
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Re the Canadian PM's response to the killing of 8 Canadians: In general, the PM is borderline autistic in his inability to demonstrate empathy and/or communicate with the public. As a result, his comments are starting to draw a lot of domestic criticism in the wake of those Canadian deaths.
Posted by: eerie at July 18, 2006 02:48 PM