It is real; it is happening today. It is so easy for Americans to look away (to look away from Darfur, to look away from Uganda, from Congo, from Iraq, from Afghanistan) but our foreign policy (or 6 years of neglect of our foreign policy) and our tax dollars are deeply implicated in the current crisis in Lebanon.
Pictures of the crisis from the BBC.
Everyday, it becomes clearer that the best course of action for everyone would have a call for an immediate cease-fire on day 2 or day 3 of this crisis! There is no military solution for either Israel or Hezbollah, short of genocide.