This from Tom McCarthy today, Sunday 13 August 2006, courtesy of the Huffington Post
...So we were sitting at the pool when suddenly everyone was pointing at the sky. I turned to look: the air was filled with leaflets, thousands of them, flipping down, catching and losing the sun, flashing white in a field of otherwise perfect blue. It was like looking up on a perfect upstate-New York fall day and seeing the endless, streaming Vs of Canadian geese making their annual migration.
A south wind was carrying the leaflets out to sea. They had been dropped over West Beirut, it seemed - not over the southern suburbs, kilometers away. Most of the paper sdungs fell into the Mediterranean but some kids ran a couple down. The purposeful French reporter in our group marched in her bikini down the boardwalk to get the news.
The leaflets warned Nasrallah to leave Lebanon. The real message, however, seemed aimed at Beirutis not affiliated with or partisan to Hizbullah. The message was that Hizbullah is the source of Lebanon's problems. Some here already subscribe to that line of thinking. Others blame the bombers for the bombing. Others fear civil war and believe that placing all the blame on Hizbullah - and by extension the Shiite community, which comprises 35-40 percent of the population - is to invite the worst.
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