Middle East: Once More into the Breach

The Marines have landed, again, and Israel launches a massacre probe

Some waded ashore through waist-deep Mediterranean waters, their M-16 automatic rifles held high over their heads. Others arrived in amphibious assault vehicles that splashed up on the beach and rumbled toward the airport. Still others clambered out of hovering Chinooks and Sea Stallions from the aircraft carrier Guam, anchored some two miles offshore. The U.S. Marines were back in Lebanon last week, 1,200 strong, only 19 days after leaving that embattled country following the evacuation of some 11,000 Palestine Liberation Organization...

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