posted on Jul, 30 2006 @ 06:00 PM
Imagine this scenario:
8/14/06: United Nations security council passes a resolution calling for a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. Language in the resolution
strongly recommends that Israel pull its troops out of Lebanon. Hezbollah is asked to stop launching rockets in to Israel and withdrawl to a distance
of five miles from the border.
8/16/06: Bowing to pressure from the United States and numerous calls from Europian leaders, PM Olmert gives the order to pull back. "We have no
wish for further bloodshed. As we respect the wishes of the international community, we hope that the Hezbollah leaders will do the same."
8/17/06: Debates continue as the U.N. General Secretary tries to get member nations to committ trops and resoruces to a Lebanese peacekeeping
mission. CNN reports on highly visible IDF redeployments. Hezbollah leader Al Masri is featured on Al Jazera T.V. saying, "We have many innocent
deaths of avenge. We have many martyrs to avenge. Our enemy's reign of terror is at an end. From this day forward, we are driven by the hand of
8/20/06: The IDF withdrawl is completed as Hezbollah rocket attacks escalate. IDF air operations also stop. Returning to previously held positions,
milita commanders make accurate use of Fajr-5 missiles, which are known to be supplied by Iran. CIA assets in the region warn Tel Aviv that severl
Modified SCUD-B systems are known to be en route to Lebanon. AT 10:54 PM local time, a 330 kilo warhead from a Fajr-5 missile strikes an oil refinery
in Haifa. 26 die as the fires are brought under control.
8/22/06: U.N. SecGen Kofi Anon expresses his frustration with Hezbollah as the Security Council fails to approve language for rules of engagement to
be used by a future pacekeeping force. "The Israelis have shown the world that they value peace above all else. Again, we call upon the leaders of
Hezbollah to cease their efforts. The world is waiting for a chance to help."
8/23/06: Militia ranks are swelled as foriegn fighters come to join Hezbollah. IDF commanders on the front lines report incrased mortar attacks.
Since the pullout, 71 civilians and 23 military personnel have been killed inside Israeli borders. Mossad assets in Syrian back up U.S. claims that
there are SCUD-B missile systems in Lebanon. Israeli air force commanders request permission to begin new air strikes. At the urging of U.N.
intermediaries, this request is denied.
8/24/06: At 6:02 AM local time, an Israeli patrol vessel is hit and sunk by a Silkworn variant fired from hidden positions in the city of Tyre.
Israeli military intelligence calls it a lucky shot, since the weapon appeared to be used from extreme range. AT 6:10 AM local time, four SCUD-B
weapons are fired at pre-designated targets in Haifa. 31 persons die as four petrochemical complexes are hit. Fires are contained within 26 hours.
In the last 72 hours, 22 civilians have been killed by Katyusha rocket attacks. Limited use of Fajr-5's claim 6 more.
8/25/06: Israel's government spokesman confirms that the country's gasoline supply is in doubt. Western media experts claim than they are being
shut out as news sources begin to dry up. Rumors of a pending Hezbollah ground offensive result in small demostrations and large-scale hoarding.
Sources close to the U.N. Security Council continue to leak insider information that suggest there will be no agreements any time soon. On this day,
217 Katyushas land inside Israel. Five SCUD-B weapons find their way to Tel Aviv. Israelis watch on live television as a Patriot defensive missile
knocks down one of the Iranian-built weapons. A spokesman for Prime Minister Olmert will not confirm the number of suspected casualties.