I wasn’t at Carleton at the same time as Mark MacKinnon, he graduated before I arrived, but I did meet him when he came back a few times over a years to share some words of advice and a beer with the gang at the student paper.
He’s covering the Middle Eastern conflict for the Globe, and right now he’s in Tyre, from where he filed this blog post this afternoon. It’s short, but I think it better captures the scene than the hundreds of column inches that have filled the newspapers or the hours of news broadcasts on tv: the helplessness of the people on both sides just caught in the middle.
Mark and his colleague Carolynne Wheeler have been filing regular blog reports, they make for interesting reading.
Mark MacKinnon, today at 4:57 PM EDT
Tyre, Lebanon – This is what it’s like to still be in Tyre, the largest city in south Lebanon right now.