Mission: evacuation. Do you think the Israelis in Lebanon will be targeting British citizens there? No, I didn’t think you did. From the BBC, with thanks to News4U:
Defence Secretary Des Browne has given orders for HMS Illustrious and HMS Bulwark to “make ready” for operations off Lebanon.
The pair will depart as soon as necessary, possibly within 24 hours.
No order for evacuating UK citizens has yet been given, but ministers and defence staff are considering a plan to evacuate those trapped in Lebanon….
The decision whether to proceed with an evacuation plan has not yet been taken and no orders have been given.
The Foreign Office has urged British citizens to keep a low profile and warned against travelling there.