As I write this it’s now 0500 GMT, 0800 local in Lebanon. The “ceasefire” has started and it appears all gunfire and rocket launches have stopped.
The countdown begins, 10, 9, 8, 7, … until Hezbollah breaks the “silence.”
This post will be updated as events on the ground warrant.
+ 35 minutes into the ceasefire the Lebanese Cabinet votes to delay ratification and agreement to U.N. Resolution 1701 for two days.
+ 60 minutes and all’s quite on the Lebanese front.
+ 90 minutes, still quite. This is getting boring, come on you Hezzi bastards I know you got it in ya. How about an over/under bet?
Plus or minus 6 hours is the line. Place your bets now. I’m betting over and to coincide with the start of the morning news shows in the U.S.
+ 105 minutes, a CNN reporter is reporting hearing a “boom” with no indication or speculation what it was.
+ 120 minutes, quite. Still no identification of the source of a reported “boom” by CNN.
+ 180 minutes, it’s quite as a church mouse (or a Hezbollah rat) on the front. Reuters has an unconfirmed report of thousands of Lebanese heading south.
+ 240 minutes, a potential problem has arisen. In response to the Reuters report of people returning to their homes in the south Israeli spokesman are saying the travel restrictions are still in place south fo the Latani River.
+ 360 minutes and the ceasefire is still holding.