"Moneyed Beirutis drank vodka and Red Bull, and swayed while Israeli jets flew menacingly low overhead. Were it not for the warplanes, it could have been Los Angeles or South Beach." -- Anthony Bourdain, culinary rogue of the Travel Channel, happened to be taping in Beirut when Hezbollah and Israel went at it. He was evacuated to Cyprus -- not exactly embedded with the Israelis or fleeing with the Lebanese, but his grim perspective on "the story he didn't get to tell" is worth a read.

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