Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Web efforts flourish

In the 1990's, Israeli aggression against Lebanon would go unnoticed on the global scene.
Sure, the news networks would run the story the first few days and then it would quickly give way to figure skating.

But with the Web what it is today, the war is getting personal. Blogs, interviews, video diaries, and sites such as SaveLeb.Org, to channel aid and support.

Personal tragedy of today:

A doctor I know stayed behind in Beirut while the rest of her family fled to the safety of their village in the South because she refused to neglect her duties at the hospital where she works. Last night, a rocket attack on a civilian building killed her father, mother, brother and sister. She has lost her entire family in one 'oops' of collateral damage. Or worse.

The Lebanese people are suffering the brunt of a war they neither initiated nor wish to sustain. We need all the help we can get.

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