VALIANT EFFORT FAILS TO SECURE GUINNESS RECORD
Israel goes for gold:
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been present during armed conflicts for nearly four decades. It is difficult to recall a comparable slaughter of civilians in so little time. Whether Mogadishu, Somalia, or Kivu, in the eastern Congo, Sri Lanka or even Darfur -- none of these wars has involved operations that produced so many deaths by direct violence in such a short period of time. We must go back to the Russian army’s December 1999 bombing of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, to find equivalent death rates in such a short period.Blah, blah, blah. Bettering the current record – almost 3,000 killed in a single morning (in 2001) – is going to take some effort.