Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Next Middle East War

Seeing Red Along The Blue Line -- Foreign Policy

Five years after the end of the Israel-Hezbollah war, both sides are furiously preparing for another round.

On July 30, 2006, an Israeli warplane dropped its deadly munitions on an apartment building in the southern Lebanese town of Qana as part of its military operations against Hezbollah during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. The aerial bombardment buried two large Lebanese families beneath the rubble -- killing 28 civilians, including 16 children. The attack carried grim echoes of the 1996 Israeli shelling of a U.N. compound in Qana, which killed 106 Lebanese civilians and wounded 116 more.

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My Comment: Another Israel - Hezbollah will be a welcome distraction supported by many of the regions tyrants .... Gaddafi of Libya, Assad of Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and the mullahs in Iran being the principle ones who will benefit from this change of focus from their behavior to that of a new war. And it is because of this need to change the narrative, that Hezbollah is now being pushed to start such a conflict .... a conflict that the Israelis themselves are more than eager to get embroiled into without any reservations.

What is my prediction .... I do not expect war, but if war breaks out the destruction that it will cause in Israel will be severe, and in response the Israelis will unleash a level of destruction on Lebanon not seen since the Israeli invasion of 1982.

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