Sunday, August 06, 2006

The War In the Middle East

No, not Iraq. If you're wondering why Israel attacked Hezbollah, and as a result Lebanon, with such ferocity, I suggest you look at two things:

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A little history: In 1967, Syria was still shelling Israeli settlements from the Golan Heights. In 1973, Syria and Eqypt led a surprise attack on Yom Kippur.

Can you really expect a country that less than 50 years ago had enemies shelling its citizens to let Hezbollah kidnap its soldiers and fire missles into its cities?

I am a dove when it comes to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict - just ask my family about the dinner table arguments we've had. But this is different. This is facing off against a terrorist organization that is the proxy for at least two nations who still have the destruction of Israel as part of their raison d'etre.


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