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Originally posted by DeusEx
Well, Hezbollah prodded the wolverine, so I'm hardly surprised it's getting utterly destroyed. All the better. Now, of course, people are going to be openly sympathetic to these terrorists (among other terrorists). But, whatever. There was a simple peace here, like the one in the recently re-occupied territories. The Israelis put up with the odd shelling of civillian targets (a perfectly legit strategy, according to many Palestinian sympathizers). So very simple- don't try to kill Israelis, and Israelis won't try to kill you.
Let's go back a few weeks, before this current conflict in Lebanon started.
There was peace in Gaza, then all hell broke loose. Why?
Yeah, because negotiation really solved the problem, Harlem. All it did was let Hezbollah dig into southern Lebanon. Geez, what the hell were they thinking?
"Let's go commit an act of war by killing eight soldiers and kidnaping two more soldiers of a nation surrounded by blood enemies devoted to the destruction of their state and the genocide of the Jewish people. Yeah, that'll get them talking!"
Also in June, Israel kidnapped 18 Palestinian MP's and Cabinet Members. Israel Kidnaps as Hostages Palestinian MPs, Cabinet Ministers, dated 6/29/06. I don't know anything about the site, but the article centered around facts, not rhetoric, so it may be okay as a source.
The links I provided seem to give evidence to the "Israel started it" theory, this time anyway, since the Palestinian peace thing that preceded this most recent assault on Gaza. If this stuff is true, then Israel, during peace talks, kidnapped 18 Palestinian politians, while also assasinating political figures on Lebanese soil. If that's not asking for it, I don't know what is.
The right way and the only way to face that we only save the real estate that will protect everybody and preserve the rights and preserve their safety and the government has declared from the very beginning of the explosive situation that it was not aware of what happened, and did not adopt the operation that Hezbollah has captured two Israeli soldiers, and that did not -- did not cause this.
Hezbollah has no right to destroy Lebanon. And destroy its infrastructure, and this experience pushes us more to withstand and to hold on to the Lebanese state, to protect the Lebanese against any threats and aggression. Lebanon cannot stand if the government is the last one to know and the first one to be asked, the state alone is the only one who has the legitimate decision for peace or war because it represents the will of the Lebanese people, that who wanted to live together. We are facing the aggression today, unified and we will continue to be unified from behind the state, from behind the constitutional institutions.
Originally posted by DeusEx
My source. You'll note I stuck to the facts from sources, not claims.
From Times article
In a bizarre twist, Hussein Khattab, a Palestinian member of the spy ring, who is still at large, is the brother of Sheikh Jamal Khattab, an Islamic cleric who has allegedly recruited Arab fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Referring to the murder last year of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Walid Jumblatt, leader of Lebanon’s Druze and an outspoken critic of Hezbollah, told The Times: "We are expected to believe that this big spy ring was uncovered two weeks after the killing of the Majzoub brothers, yet Rafik Hariri died in February 2005 and we still don’t know who killed him."