Southern China is hit by the worst-ever Typhoon in half a century, causing over 30 causualties, many missing and millions displaced fleeing their homes. The Typhoon is categorized as Super 5 and but it is weakened to category 4 at landfall, the same scale of Hurricane Katrina lashing the US gulf coast last year.
The war bewteen Israel and Hezbollah sees no prospect of end in sight. The expansion of Israelis ground invasion deep into southern Lebanon can only cause more civilian causualities and refugees. I myself have never experienced war, but it is imaginable what it would be like if your home get bombed and wound up flee your hometown for life. The cease-fire deal at UN is still under give and take after the first draft by US and France is considered biased by Arab world which later demand the withdrawl of Isralis troop before the UN peacemaking force is installed along the border.
Today, 21 suspects are captured at Heathrow airport in suspicion of terror plot to exploding a series of airplanes heading for Great Britian to the United States. It is all but too soul searching, what exactly is the root cause of all this evil minds that motivates these young homegrown terrorists sacrificing their own lives to "commit mass murder in a unimaginable scale". I don't know, but it has to relate with regilion, culture and value conflict between the Middle East and Western. The target is always on US and UK, that actually says a lot about the foreign policy of these two countries. A policy maybe is more hypocrite and oriented to their own national interests in the disguise of pursuit and promotion of democracy in Middle East.
In the own soil of US, there is already strong voices against Iraq war which is not in a quagmire of civil war. Joe Liberman, a top democratic senator, is defeated in the primary election by a political unknown millionaire. Many believed he is the war causualty. Widely considered as a referendum on Iraq war and President Bush, the primary election is viewed by many as dominated by a minority of extreme far left audience.
Of course, the civil war in Iraq would give US a more legitimate excuse to stay in Iraq longer. It is even more disturbing that it is believed that US is happy to see happening and even has its hands or intention in the start of the civil war so that they would have more say in Iraq domestic policies. Already, Iraq's current government is a puppet of Bush. The domestic clash would make the government even more relying on or even begging on their knees for the protection of US security force.