Carol Platt Liebau: A "Full Fledged War"

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A "Full Fledged War"

That's what this piece over at Fox News is calling the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Lebanon.

Two Hezbollah long-range missiles have hit Haifa, Israel's third largest city, and Israel has taken out the supply roads between Beirut and Damascus. If this conflict results in the regime of Baby Assad going the way of all flesh, then some significant good will have come of these battles.

When a conflict like this breaks out, it's impossible to know whether it will, in fact, be resolved relatively quickly, or if it's just the beginning of something that's going to get bigger and much uglier before it's all over.


Blogger amber said...

I am very rpoud of the Israelies, they have finally decided that there is no way they will change global opinion of them and it is time to let the world know they are worthy of peace, respect, and acknowledment. I am thrilled they have finally decided that people treat you how you let them treat you and it is time to stop tollerating antisemite terrorists in their midst. They are the chose people and not even the US would be able to take them on. Thankfully we will do all the Israelis want us to do to help them, including telling the UN where they can stick their resolutions. GO! Israel! GO!

6:26 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Amber, did you break out the cheerleading outfit again?

7:42 PM  
Blogger amber said...

I did it just for you! I am so glad you noticed. I thought it was a nice touch.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

It is, really. I always get tickled by you, even though you're crazy. But I'm afraid that with the skirt, the gun, and the Bible you might be scaring the kids.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

This is a dreadful situation.

I think a critical difference between this situation and all the "situations" involving Israel over the past few decades, though, is that this time it's going to be nearly impossible to point the finger of blame at Israel. After all, they've done what all their critics have been saying they should do in order to stop the cycle of violence.

They've voluntarily withdrawn from Beruit. They've voluntarily withdrawn from Gaza. They forcefully removed Israeli settlements from occupied territories. They've allowed the Palestinians to govern themselves.

All of this was, according to critics of Israel, supposed to end the cycle of violence. Did it?

Didn't Carol ask the relevent question in another post? What else is Israel supposed to do?

I only hope the U.S. does not fall again for the failed policy of pressuring Israel to "show restraint".

5:55 AM  

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