Carol Platt Liebau: Deadly Terror Attack

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Deadly Terror Attack

The war between Israel and Hezbollah has escalated with news that Hezbollah has fired long range rockets into Haifa.

It pretty manifestly demonstrates what Hezbollah thinks about the UN cease fire plan and -- knowing that their escalation will provoke a severe Israeli response -- about the welfare of the Lebanese civilians they've been hiding behind.

According to the linked piece, Israel's prime minister has expressed gratitude for the opportunity to deal with Hezbollah now, rather than in two or three years. But if Syria and Iran continue to serve as Hezbollah's patrons -- with the UN lacking both the will and the capacity to restrain them -- then it seems to me that Israel's long-term welfare is in jeopardy, whatever the damage inflicted on Hezbollah at present.


Blogger Poison Pero said...

That was a good one, Carol: UN and Plan are the biggest oxymorons I've seen in awhile.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

A retired general commenting on Fox News stated something to the affect that the rockets that were fired into Haifa were of the type that would have required on the ground assistance from Iran or Syria.

Not that that surprises anyone, but I wonder if anyone in the State Department will pick up on that publicly.

10:37 AM  

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