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Michael J. Totten
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Israel is right to not yield another inch of ground, or stop building living space within in its borders. The gift of Gaza proved the futility of accomdation. Of course President Obama keeps trying to erase the Israeli's line in the sand , as his duty as a covert Muslim.
YOU WROTE:

The Iranian- and Syrian-backed militia Hezbollah just took down Lebanon’s government. It did so without firing a shot—which, so far as I know, is unprecedented for a terrorist army—yet its action could be just the nonviolent prologue to a deadly serious, possibly region-wide crisis.

WHAT IS UNPRECEDENTED IS THAT A TERRORIST ARMY IS PART OF A "DEMOCRATIC" COALITION GOVERNMENT.

THEY BROUGHT THE GOVT DOWN LIKE ANY MEMBER OF ANY COALITION GOVT CAN: BY RESIGNING.

THIS PROVES - ONCE AGAIN - THE IDIOCY OF INVITING TERRORIST GROUPS TO BE PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS - WITHOUT FIRST DISARMING AND DISAVOWING VIOLENCE.

FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, THE SAME SITUATION EXISTS IN GAZA - FOR THE SAME IDIOTIC REASON: BUSH SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVER ALLOWED HAMAS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS WITHOUT FIRST DISBANDING AS A TERRORIST GROUP.

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEAR?

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?

Before the Lebanese Civil War, Lebanon was widely regarded as, "The Paris of the Middle East."

In 1975, I worked with a Lebanese-American,
a very perceptive man, and the haunted look
on his face as he foresaw the future of his
homeland remains clear in my memory.

Perhaps there is a business opportunity here;
Sell Hariri & Co. a state-of-the-art 21st
century security system which would enable
them to eliminate the terrorist organizations
within their borders.
I think Michael Totten sums it up well. Not enough people realise that the surface politics do not always reflect the undercurrents of intrigue and dealing that really shape the Middle east as a whole. One can pray that compromise will take but the record tells us differently. One mourns for Lebanon.
"Hezbollah is the tip of the Persian spear in Iran’s imperial drive for dominance in the region. "

Always, always there must be the appalling, interventionist WAR WAR spin.

Simply, and factually, Hezbollah is homegrown!
Hope we have no civil war again in Lebanon. We want to live in peace; we've had enough wars. Enough is enough. Wish those in charge of power in this country wake up some day.
Please unsubscribe me.

THANKS
Well the Iran is part of this too!
Much blame rests with theu US which by stating that hezbouleh had a "moderate" wing gave it credibility. The US was silent when nasrallah demanded seats in the gov and the US continues to allow hezbouleh to rearm and consolidate in violation to un res 1701
Thank you Michael, I've been waiting for your take on this.