Via FrenkelX – Israeli headlines Xplained, I came across this DigitalGlobe photo (1.9MB) of Beirut’s Haret Hreik quarter — Hezbollah’s stronghold — taken after the Israeli bombardments of the past forthnight.
Since Google Earth has a similar resolution base image taken on February 15, 2005, I placed this new imagery as an overlay in Google Earth. Here is the KMZ file. The images are taken at different angles and times of day, but the before/after comparison deftly portrays the effect of the bombardment there.
Bear in mind that this is the kind of visual intelligence that all the actors there are privy to: Israel, the US, Iran, Syria, but also the UN and humanitarian agencies, and thus also displaced residents looking to see whether their homes are still standing.