Israel's bombing last month of a Lebanese power plant has caused the largest oil spill ever recorded in the eastern Mediterranean. The Lebanese government, aid agencies and volunteers are now trying to clean it up. But the spill of more than 10,000 tons of fuel oil has already killed birds, blackened the sand -- and settled onto the sea bottom.The reporter said that clean-up efforts are only now getting started - in part because the Lebanese government had to get Israeli permission to do reconnaisance flights to check out the extent of the spill. And it's already spread into to Syria's territorial waters and is heading north to Turkey. It may be the size of the Exxon Valdez spill.
I could editorialize here on the wantoness of Israeli foreign policy or the consequences of war or ... but I'll leave it to you to draw your own conclusions.