The 2 captives, the ME Crisis

Sorry, but I just cant ignore not to post an article that answers all my questions, why Israel hated Lebanon too much? It is written by Patrick Seale, a leading British writer on the Middle East, and the author of The Struggle for Syria; also Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East; and Abu Nidal: A Gun for Hire.

In the article, he mentioned that “if the conflict had been purely a local one Israel might have  agreed to an exchange of prisoners, as both Hizballah and Hamas demanded, and as has taken place a number of times in the past”.

The best part of the article that I read is this: But the war has a wider dimension. The United States has given Israel a free rein because it is confronted with the probability of two highly disagreeable developments: a nuclear-armed Iran and a humiliating defeat in Iraq. It urgently needs to regain the initiative in the wider Middle East and has persuaded itself – or been persuaded by Israel’s friends inside and outside the Administration – that Israel can help it do so. The pro-Israeli neocons in the United States have been trumpeting that a victory for Israel in Lebanon will be a victory for the United States, and a defeat for Israel will be a defeat for the United States.

Ali Sharara, 21, who fled his home in south Beirut  said “I can’t believe they are doing all this for two captives” and he is exactly right, it is not.

You want to read the whole article please click and read Why Israel is destroying Lebanon?


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