I was poking around Flyertalk yesterday when I stumbled across this thread by two posters, Dovster and BEYFlyer. Dovster is located in a kibbutz right up against the border with Lebanon; BEYFlyer lives in the southern suburbs of Beirut, near the airport.
Both have been regularly posting the info they have and their experiences as Israel and Hizbollah escalate their conflict. The thread, in fact, attracted the attention of MSNBC, drawing in scores of new visitors and posters, mostly offering well-wishes to both posters.
The most impressive aspect, though, remains the moderators and the posters both, who have shown impressive restraint in not letting the thread degenerate in to political attacks. For those who don’t know, this is a common bulletin board problem, and Flyertalk is certainly no exception. 🙂
And, of course, I offer both my own best wishes and hope that they make it through and the conflict ends soon.