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Subject: [Leica] OT--Lebanon/ FEMA again?
From: enitka1 at (e. nitka)
Date: Wed Jul 19 09:03:19 2006
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Another thought for the mix - I suspect the administration did not 
want any US warships involved in the evacuation - if they were fired 
upon it would raise the stakes for an all out conflict.


At 08:57 AM 7/19/2006, you wrote:
>Bill, Bill, Bill,
>How pathetically stupid does an American tourist/college student 
>have to be to ignore the U.S. government's posted warning to stay 
>out of Lebanon--a warning that has been in effect at least since 
>January 2005--and get caught in...oops!...a surprise Middle Eastern 
>skirmish.* And then whine that Uncle Nanny isn't dropping EVERYTHING 
>and rush to their aid?
>Can you say Darwin Award Candidates?
>Wait, Bill, I get it! The American tourists in Lebanon are products 
>of the NEA's unionized, tenured, feel-good, 
>No-Dummy-Left-Ungraduated faux educational system. Which, unless I 
>miss my guess, is exactly what your prayed-for new administration 
>will continue to support.
>-Chris Lawson
>*One might say a New Orleans corollary is how unutterably illogical 
>is it to live BELOW SEA LEVEL when you are SURROUNDED BY WATER? If 
>you have to live at negative elevation, do so in Death Valley, where 
>the biggest annoyance (next to dessication) is a bit more dust on your 
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
>From: Bill Smith <>
> > Is FEMA in charge of the "evacuation" of our fellow Americans? 
> Shades of post
> > Katrina--once again we're the laughing stock of the world. I pray 
> for a new
> > administration that doesn't screw up everything they touch.
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