War Is Boring … the Comic Strip

19.01.07

Categorie: Comics, Lebanon |

Here, courtesy of the super-talented Matt Bors, is the first of a series of comic strips based on my work in Iraq and Lebanon.

But first, some background:

Right up to the very end, the farm community near the town of Massoudiyye in northern Lebanon was untouched by this summer’s Israeli invasion. Its Lebanese farmers and their migrant Syrian workers, ironically, had even briefly benefited — demand for their produce increased as supply in the south waned under Israeli air attacks. Then, two days before the Aug. 14 ceasefire, an Israeli jet aimed a bomb at one of the community’s small road bridges — and missed. Residents came outside to see what had happened. That’s when the Israeli jet dropped a second bomb, killing 11 people.

Read more over at World Politics Watch

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2 Responses to “War Is Boring … the Comic Strip”

  1. [...] On December 14th near downtown Beirut, I’m in a battered silver BMW with my chummy fixer Hasham, [...]

  2. Antibush says:

    Watch subject. Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t
    the country with the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

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