From Max Sawicky:
AGAIN WITH THE PEACE THING
July 29, Tel Aviv — Women against the War: Coalition of Women for Peace, Achoti, ASWAT, Bat Shalom, Women in Black, Fora, Tandi, Women against violence, Altafula, New Profile, The Fifth Mother, WILPF, Neled, Beit Nashim Feministy, “Itihad al Nissa al Takdumi,” Kian – Feminist organization. (Link)
Here’s a good piece by Uri Avnery.
Here’s a bad piece by Brent Scowcroft, perhaps useful as a sign of what some elites are thinking — that the current atrocities can somehow be parlayed into a comprehensive Mideast settlement that degrades Syria and Iran. I think he’s nuts, though not in the same way as Condi.
A commenter here suggests that Israel is doing just what the U.S. wants. I have my doubts. The Lebanon adventure supplies an escalation of the neo-cons’ beloved “war of civilizations” (also beloved by OBL) that the U.S. alone was unprepared to initiate in Iraq.
Of course there will be always be some who apologize for whatever Israel does, like Alan Dershowitz and Charles Krauthammer. I think Israel is basically opposed to the democratic and economic development of any Arab or Muslim state. By thrashing around they maintain a region of tension and bind the U.S. ever closer to their isolation. The trump card in their minds is that when the inevitable provocations touch the U.S. directly, endless U.S. air power will do to their enemies what they are doing to Lebanon. This is not in the interests of the U.S.
Worse than a crime, it’s a mistake.
See also Josh, here and here.