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July 21st, 2006

Jul. 21st, 2006

Set walls are down and loaded on the trailer. Surprisingly little blood was shed, though there will be bruises for some time to come, and I may not be able to walk tomorrow (I dropped a door on my head, and my feet feel like somebody is walking on them from the wrong side).

But the studio is better now. Still a lot of crap, but it's now accessible crap.
Isreal's incursion into Lebanon is really weird to me.

I understand why they're doing it (look up UN Resolution 1559 on wikipedia). But the whole thing of warning Lebanon civilians to get out by 2:00 P.M. today is just weird.

"Hey, we're coming to invade your country, just for a little while. We'll be coming in at 2:00, just so's you know."

Sorry, incursion, not invasion.

I've been doing some research into the whole thing. It's complicated: it involves Syria, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and a bunch of other stuff. Take a look at Chebaa Farms and try to figure out who actually owns it (The Blue Line). And then there's the factions in Syria who don't recognize the current political boundaries, but believe in Greater Syria which encompasses Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, part of Turkey... it's just weird.

Then there's the whole shiite/sunni thing. Both hate Israel, both hate each other.

The U. N. is pretty much powerless. Nobody pays attention to them anymore.

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