An Israeli airstrike has reportedly
killed 40 civilians in the village of Houla in South Lebanon. No doubt we'll soon see the Israeli military spindoctors claiming that they were "terrorist" women and "terrorist" children, huddled in "terrorist" basements - but the blunt fact remains that yet another airstrike has, with perfect accuracy, slaughtered large numbers of civilians without a dead guerilla in sight. While accidents happen, Israel is making too many of them for it to be anything other than a systematic and callous disregard for civilian lives - in other words, a war crime.
Update: The death toll has now been revised down to one, after 50 people were found alive under the rubble. So, not a massacre, but a very near thing - and you still have to ask why the hell the IAF was bombing these people in the first place. Blind, impotent rage at not being able to find real targets...?