Michael Totten

Back in Three Days

by Michael J. Totten
Once again, I apologize for not being able to write much right now, especially at a time like this.
I am in a Third World country (to be revealed after I leave). I have limited access to telecommunications, and I have little or no time to write. I also have little or no time to moderate comments, and that is one of the reasons I felt the need to temporarily shut them down earlier. (They’re back now. Please be reasonable. Thanks in advance.) I have not been in a time or place where I can deal with this crisis properly. Please cut me some slack. I’ll be back in three days. Thanks again to Callimachus for helping me out when I really need it.
Some people have emailed and asked if my consulting job is just a ruse, that perhaps I’m in Iran and don’t want to say so. I really am consulting right now, and no I am not in Iran.
I won’t have much material for the blog because I’m not doing journalism work. But I did get a professional photojournalist camera, and I will have lots of better-quality photographs to publish.
The people of both Lebanon and Israel have my deepest sympathies. The Israelis do not deserve to be bombed by Hezbollah, and the Lebanese do not deserve to be bombed because of Hezbollah.
Hezbollah, though, deserves every last bomb that lands on their heads. There is a special circle in Hell dedicated to terrorists who hijack countries and use civilian populations as human shields. Hassan Nasrallah is using some of my personal friends as human shields, and for that I hope he dies twice.
UPDATE: A tiny scrap of good news. Thank you, Lisa.