silver sage

opinions from the high desert

Israel; always on MY map.

Ok, as usual I am probably over simplifying a very difficult situation. I see Israel defending itself against a terrorist organization, Hezbollah, in southern Lebanon. An organization who’s only purpose for existence is the complete destruction of Israel. I personally believe they wouldn’t stop there. Israel is just the first step. I doubt Hezbollah is very well liked by the majority of Lebanese. But they’re well armed murderers backed by a foreign government, Iran. What can a normal person do against that? They are probably a lot better armed than the Lebanese army as well. Israel pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, with the understanding that Hezbollah would be disarmed and the Lebanese army deployed in south Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah’s return. (UNSCR 1559) This of course hasn’t been done. Either the Lebanese government and army doesn’t have the strength or the will. Hezbollah will not be disarmed willingly. So Israel has been forced to do it. Maybe now, once Israel sufficiently weakens Hezbollah we’ll find out if the Lebanese government has the will to take back it’s country. If they do not, it seems pretty clear to me that they support Hezbollah’s goal of destroying Israel.

This is how I see the current situation. Have I missed something? Is it that black and white?

(update- The headline for this post was taken from a t-shirt over at Aaron’s Case, although I misquoted it. I hope he doesn’t mind. Go check his stuff out. I wouldn’t mind having one of everything. I’m sure you’ll find something to make a statement. )

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July 20, 2006 - Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics

1 Comment »

  1. Case closed. Great read cheers for that not sure how i got here! Take Care
    J

    Comment by Jim | January 7, 2007


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