My entry for the Puddle Pirate's "Where's Castro?" photo shop contest.
UPDATE: the photoshop contest seems to have vanished together with the Israeli offensive. No, wait, there it is again.
My guess for the Israeli battleplan: a number of different columns converging to envelope Tyre, bypassing most of the south and east.
Yes, the guys running to and fro on this set of Adnan photos appear staged. We can agree with that. However, John Hinderaker seems to have a bad case of Adnan-fever when he conjectures the car appearing on both sides of the destroyed bridge. No such thing, the car remains on the same side of the bridge, the last picture is taken with a tele lens.
Observe the same tree and pylon on the left, and another tree and apartment building on the right. Also, the very thin shadow under the upside down car in the last picture is indicative of a tele lens, and possible even the hint of an horizontal line at the bottom, that very well might be the fissure between adjacent slabs of concrete also visible in the first picture.
for John, who remains sceptic, a little diagram: the three blue lines are the left, right and middle of the road. The car is on the left side of the road, so, not visible.
Qasim seems to be the name of the village where the coastal road from Tyre to Beirut crosses the Litani. The 2nd "Qasmiya bridge" might then just be another bridge upriver.
Days Fidel is "recovering" from abdominal surgery: 8
A DOF photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Brussels has been withdrawn after coming under attack by Leftist web logs. The blogs accused DOF of distorting the photograph to include
more smoke and damage.
Some Lebanon-based photostringers have been accused of pushing their own agenda.
Not so Samuel Aranda, whou couldn't be more "neutral" if his brains fell out.
Tyre, LEBANON: Rockets fired from Israel are seen falling in the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, 06 August 2006.
Tyre, LEBANON: Katyusha rockets are fired from the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre into Israel, 06 August 2006.
The incorrectly labeled image has been deleted.