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Lebanon's prime minister voiced concern Wednesday about "escalating" Israeli war threats, and said his government will support the Shia Muslim group Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with the Jewish state.
"We hear a lot of Israeli threats day in and day out," Hariri said in an interview posted on the BBC's website. "Every day we have Israeli warplanes entering Lebanese airspace. This is something that is escalating, and this is something that is really dangerous."
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
Well, if you would read your history books, you would know all about the Jihad.
If you would listen to what the Islamic Empire is telling you, you would know all about the Jihad.
You defend the most brutal form social control ever invented by man, Islam.
Originally posted by DJAghetto
Man, this is getting worse everyday... Now the Lebanese MP is going to side with Hezbollah? That's the biggest mistake he can make at this point in time.
Israel has never had a problem with Lebanon itself. However, Lebanon has never been strong enough to protect its own sovereignty which lead to the PLO setting up camp in Southern Lebanon. That provoked the first Lebanon War and it was devastating. But now the Hezbollah has replaced the PLO in that region. It has already provoked a war with Israel. It was short, but devastating. Although, Israel greatly under-estimated Hezbollah, it still achieved many minor objectives in the conflict.
So it might look as if Israel is attacking "Lebanon", but its goal is to eliminate the militant groups that threaten her at its border. Also, if it weren't for Syrian influence, Israel and Lebanon would've been at peace a long time ago.
Therefore, I believe it would be a grave mistake to get the Lebanese military involved. The reason is that Israel will not under-estimate anyone this time and they will use a normal size force instead of the bullsh*t they displayed in 2006. Israel won't stop, regardless of the UN & world opinion, until they have secured the whole region South of the Litani River. They will destroy anything in its path to achieve that objective. So if you think the last war was devastating, this one is going to make 2006 look like a picnic. And the involvement of the Lebanese military will only cause more damage to Lebanon.
Although the goal will be to oust Hezbollah, Israel will have to occupy Southern Lebanon temporarily until UN forces/peacekeepers replace them.
This war is going to be extremely devastating. It might even get the Syrians involved. That won't stop Israel, though. I really hope the Lebanese military doesn't get involved, because this war is not about Lebanon.
Originally posted by Britguy
Why is it a mistake to do what is necessary to protect your country, it's people and land?
The last war was started by Israel when it sent those troops over the border, they even had forces at the ready to follow up. They badly misjudged the resolve of the Lebanese and got their arses kicked.
Hezbollah is not threatening anyone, they are trying to protect the Lebanese border and land from Israeli attack and occupation.
...and right there you nail it. It has nothing to do with any imagined threats by Hezbollah or anyone else, but everything to do with the water resources, something Israel needs badly.
So, start a little war while, as usual, crying about being the poor little victim and the holocaust, then occupy the land and steal / divert the water back into Israel.
If Israel makes it to the Litani, don't hold your breath waiting for them to leave again any time soon. The water is the goal - the rest is window dressing.
Israel doesn't give a damn about the UN, they'll even murder a few just for kicks like they did last time, knowing they can get away with it.
Absolutely! This is not about Lebanon OR Hezbollah, it's about the resources.