Well, let's see. Israel gave up and left without achieving any sort of victory. What's more, they gave up and left without even securing the release of their captured soldiers. Not only will Hezbollah be back and stronger than ever, they were never even dislodged. It's not the way I wanted things to turn out, (I was hoping for a wider war that might have put Iran and Syria in their places), but it is a victory for Hezbollah and all the world will see it that way.
To: elmer fudd
Well, I saw an interesting analysis on Debka.
Iran was using the billion or so it had invested in southern Lebanon as a sword over Israel's head to prevent it from bombing the Iranian nuclear program. You bomb us...we turn the thousands of missiles we gave Hezbollah loose.
Now Hezbollah was forced to expend the missiles willy-nilly or loose them...and still lost a lot of them.
Iran's investment failed. Israel has no sword of Damocles hanging over its head now.....and come September or October....Israel can act on the nuclear issue.
Don't know how true it is, but its interesting.
posted on 08/14/2006 8:39:41 PM PDT
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