Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Army Withdrawal Lebanon (1985)

(1985) Dry Bones cartoon: Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon in 1985.
Today's Golden Oldie is a Dry Bones cartoon done 25 years ago in 1985. Back then the Israeli Army withdrew from Lebanon and we were shocked at how the locals celebrated by killing each other with even greater enthusiasm.

I picked it because as I write this, the U.S. Army is withdrawing from Iraq ...and everyone is nervous about the possible escalation of violence.

The latest from the AP:

Attacks in Baghdad kill 3, wound 20 people
BAGHDAD — A spate of bombing attacks in Baghdad killed three people and wounded 20, police officials said Monday.

The strikes came a week before the deadline for all but 50,000 U.S. troops to be out of Iraq — a military drawdown that has raised fears the country's already shaky security will worsen.

In one of the bombings, Baghdad police said unknown attackers in a speeding car threw a grenade in the mixed Sunni-Shiite eastern neighborhood of New Baghdad around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

The blast killed one policeman and wounded another, a city police official said. A medic at Baghdad's Ibn Al-Nafees hospital confirmed the casualties.

Late Sunday, a grenade attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint in Amariyah, a Sunni area in western Baghdad, killed one soldier and injured 2 others around 11 p.m., police and hospital officials said." -more

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