The Unintended Consequences of the Israeli-Hezbollah War

January 23, 2007 at 1:23 pm | Posted in condoleezza rice, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon | 5 Comments

Israel launched a destructive war on Lebanon, in an attempt to weaken Hezbollah and return the soldiers Hezbollah captured in a brazen attack. However, Israel’s 34 day war went so poorly that while Hezbollah-run cities were demolished, Hezbollah’s standing both in Lebanon and in the Arab world skyrocketed. And now, today, Hezbollah demonstrated strongly against the Lebanese government, further weakening Lebanon’s democratic government.

Is this the “birth pangs” Ms. Rice was talking about last summer would come of supporting Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon?


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  1. Birth pangs… from a woman who has never given birth!
    I believe the intent of that war was to create the buffer zone so that Israel would be safer from Hezbollah retribution when Israel and the US attack Iran.

  2. Curtis,

    well it certainly didn’t work, and now it looks like Hezbollah might just remove the current government from power…..

  3. Yes, despite the mass murders of Israel in Lebanon and the massive display of military might this summer, Lebanon is going rather opposite to what the US and Israel might have hoped I think. Sometimes the absolute incompetence of these leaders boggles the mind. Not only are they mass murderers, they’re nincompoops to boot.

  4. They really are, and it really surprises me that so many supporters of Bush don’t really want to talk reality, but would rather talk loyalty. Theodore Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave right now at the sight of the Republican party he once helmed.

  5. I don’t know. When it comes to immigration, they sure seem to follow his words.

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