Skip to comments.U.S. to evacuate 7,000 from Lebanon by Friday - Rush's Ashley Marinaccio quotes
Posted on 07/19/2006 10:36:44 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
U.S. to evacuate 7,000 from Lebanon by Friday State Department waives fees for Americans fleeing fighting (CNN) -- The U.S. State Department said Wednesday it will help evacuate 7,000 Americans from war-torn Lebanon within the next two days. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told CNN's "American Morning" that 1,000 would leave Wednesday, 2,000 Thursday and 4,000 more by Friday. About 450 of the estimated 25,000 Americans in Lebanon have been evacuated to the nearby Mediterranean island of Cyprus since fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants started July 12. Wednesday's arrivals in Cyprus included dozens of U.S. college students who endured an 11-hour voyage on a dirty, crowded Norwegian-chartered car ferry to escape the violence. (Watch 'floating refugee camp' heads to Cyprus -- 2:34) Ashley Marinaccio, 20, a college student from Long Branch, New Jersey, said the ferry was like a "floating refugee camp" with "tons of flies," few places to sit or sleep, five toilets, a shortage of toilet paper and several ill passengers. "It got really dirty," Marinaccio said. "We knew that it would be over, and we were going to safety, so it was all we thought about." The ship carried 1,100 Europeans -- but also made room for 127 U.S. citizens, including the students and several American families. Marinaccio said it was it "really disappointing" that the U.S. Embassy told the students "we're assessing the situation" while others from the Netherlands, Switzerland and France had been evacuated three days earlier. Thousands of people have been shipped out of Beirut's port on cruise ships and military vessels that must pass through an Israeli naval blockade as they take people to Cyprus, about about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Lebanon. About 800 Americans and Britons left Beirut on Wednesday aboard the Orient Queen, ....
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She's 21? Ouch. I can only imagine what she'd look like at forty. She'd make Helen Thomas look like Cindy Crawford. I think I just threw up in my mouth.
She directed The Vagina Monologues on campus as part of the 2005 V-Day College Campaign for the Women and Gender Studies Department. I hope she goes back to Lebanon and stays for good.
You are too kind to her.
She has a future as a creative speller:
"The only gripe I really had was that so much of the best sites and soccofogusses, artifacts etc. had been moved out and put in museums around the world."
I'd expect she got straight "A's" not that THAT means anything anymore.
Can't spell bear either, as in "bear with me"!
Feel better now?
Typical spoilt bimbo.
To be fair this is also from her blog
"It got really dirty," Marinaccio said.
The ship carried 1,100 Europeans -- but also made room for 127 U.S. citizens
I think we solved the "Dirty" with "tons of flies" mystery.
I just saw her whining on our local Chicago station ÇLTV. She was whining that the navy fed her because she was an American and not the entire ship. I am trying to think kind thoughts about her but it's really hard.
I'd say, she sure is theatric with the bull that came out of her mouth.
lol........ she was a ditz.
Unreal! Did she attend a publik skool earlier?
Are you serious? That girl looks real wise. (sarcasm off)
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