""The universal theme of the Ha'artetz discussion, from one analyst after the other, besides: How did we manage to screw this up so badly, is now: How much is Israel going to have to give up? The commentators all agree that Israel has encountered stronger than expected opposition and has not been able to defeat Hezbollah militarily, nor can they expect to do so. Hezbollah will survive - and it may well come out of the conflict strengthened.
For one thing, it seems to be universally agreed that Israel will have to relinquish the disputed Shabaa Farms area..." "
* antiwar via damien:
"Five Myths That Sanction Israel's War Crimes "* ken:
"Today, six Democratic senators—Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, along with Senators Edward Kennedy, Joseph Biden, John D. Rockefeller, Carl Levin, and Jack Reed—wrote to Negroponte to ask that a new NIE be produced, saying it is “essential that we have an updated assessment from the intelligence community on critical political, economic and security trends.”"
* emptywheel has a great piece about the latest Rolling Stone article (which i havent yet read) on Iran . She mentions a lot of the stuff that Larisa has been working on re Phase2 and Feith et al and she also says that the FBI is still looking for a Mr Big, a Mr X, in the AIPAC case:
"To locate the spy sometimes referred to as Mr. X, agents working for Szady began focusing on a small group of neoconservatives in the Pentagon—including Feith, Ledeen and Rhode."Remember what Sibel said:
"SIBEL: Essentially, there is only one investigation – a very big one, an all-inclusive one. Completely by chance, I, a lowly translator, stumbled over one piece of it.Of course, we know that Feith and Perle feature prominently in Sibel's case - so it wouldn't be surprising if Feith and Perle were the chief instigators in 'the' AIPAC case (note that the AIPAC 'case' isn't really about Larry Franklin)
You can start from the AIPAC angle. You can start from the Plame case. You can start from my case. They all end up going to the same place, and they revolve around the same nucleus of people. There may be a lot of them, but it is one group. And they are very dangerous for all of us."