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Thursday, July 20, 2006

The new War and the on going saga

The Australians caught in the current Israel-Lebanon conflict should understand that given that the government could not even get the right corpse home from Iraq what hope do they have? To be fair, the people there on the ground are working their butts off but it shows that DFAT really doesn't think too hard. Sending a single ship able to carry 500 to rescue 7000 people is not too smart. It will take weeks to get them all out.
Around a 100 got taken on buses. Given that there is 7000 currently wanting out, it would take 70 days at that rate to get them all out. And there is still about 20000 more there who might very well want out as well.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:05 pm, July 20, 2006, Blogger Living in Canberra said…

    I sort of wonder how realistic the expectations of many people in Lebanon, and their families at home are. Unlike the UK, US and European countries we lack things like navy ships in the Mediterranean, and as for things like ship charters, the Europeans would no doubt have all the best contacts stitched up before we get much of a chance. Chances are we are only going to be able to get the scraps of whats available, or what some of our friends will spare our citizens. Then of course there's the whole problem of got ship but nowhere to land in Lebanon.

     

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