Sunday, August 06, 2006

6-Aug-06: Moments After the Missile Hits, This is How it Looks

This streaming video file below was passed along to us tonight. It's amateur footage of a missile attack in a suburban area of Haifa two weeks ago.

We think you'll agree there's something so much more frightening and 'real' about it when you see the dust and debris just starting to settle, the victims stunned and not yet evacuated. Far, far more immediate than when you see still-shots in the following day's newspapers.

We received the video just as this evening's massive attack on Haifa happened. We stay in touch as often as we can by phone with friends who are sticking it out in Haifa, who have gotten way beyond the nerve-wracked stage.

What motivates them to keep going? Perhaps it's their anger at the media disinformation, the ignoring of what ordinary Israelis are going through, the obsessive media focus on poor beaten-up Lebanon which has been sitting back for six years while Hezbollah built its astonishing arsenal and ramparts and reinforced emplacements.

Like many of us, our Haifa friends are waiting for the day when outside observers learn to put Nasrallah and his fanatic followers in the right perspective and understand that these are the opening chapters of a global shooting war between the civilized world against the non-uniformed armies of terrorists who lack any strategic goal other than to destroy everything they can of the other side.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Certainly made an impact on me. You don't get the same sense of the event when you watch the 7 o'clock news.

Brandy-from-Bristol said...

Awesome. I agree, not like the television news.