Michael Totten

Quick Hits

By Callimachus:
A few bytes from around the Web today:
Emergency relief aid should start reaching Lebanon soon.

France mobilized Friday to send urgent aid to Lebanon, the Red Cross managed to get relief supplies to the south — and Israel agreed to allow a safe corridor crucial to ensuring that food and medicine reaches those in need.

We can only hope. But if you’re tired of feeling helpless on the sidelines, Beirut Spring has got a donations board up, listing places you can give to help.
Abu Aardvark has a telling piece on the images that the Arab world is seeing in its media. If you want to understand popular reactions, this always is a good place to start.
There’s no such thing as a clean war. A nasty oil slick is fouling Beirut’s beaches. Doha has a picture.