Monday, August 14, 2006

Hezbollah to be disarmed: a bad joke?

Hat tip to Cox and Forkum for the cartoon. You can read their related commentary and links HERE. A partial excerpt from their Fox News quote:
...The deal was seen at best as a draw with Hezbollah, and some felt Israel — unable to subdue a guerrillas force — had lost.

Neither the Lebanese army nor U.N. forces can be counted on to challenge Hezbollah and prevent the Iran-supplied guerrillas from rearming, military experts and commentators said.

The deal buys a period of calm, at best, and sets the region up for the next war with Tehran's proxy army, critics said. The truce will be "a time-out until the next confrontation, and maybe not even this," commentator Nahum Barnea wrote in Israel's Yediot Ahronot daily.

(bold emphasis theirs) There are links to several other articles, including one by a Lebanese man who claims that the Lebonese army is basically controlled by Syria, Iran's ally in terror.

Does anyone seriously believe that the Lebanese army can or would disarm Hezbollah? Isn't it more likely they will just pretend to go through the motions, until Hezbollah has re-grouped to attack again? Since Lebanon completely failed to disarm Hezbollah under the last U.N. resolution, why should this one be any different?

France is going to lead the U.N. peacekeeping force. They say they have no intention of disarming Hezbollah by force. I can believe that... they are completely useless.

How long before this all falls apart, after accomplishing nothing but letting Hezbollah re-group to attack and kill again, stronger than ever?

The left in our own country thinks that is just fine, too:

You see, it's all OUR fault, because we support capitalism. Supporting Islamo-fascism is SUCH a better, enlightened alternative.

Totalitarians think alike. Islamo-fascism and the Western left both have in common a shared hatred of individualism and liberty.

Related link:

...There is not one ounce of doubt in my mind that Hezbollah will use this cease fire to re-strengthen and re-arm. Any belief that Hezbollah will actually disarm is absurd. The goal will remain the same; to destroy Israel and to continue to build the base in the Middle East for an Islamic government that will rule the world.

Yeah ---I know. The "rule the world" dream might sound ridiculous to us sitting here at our computer screens in the U.S., but these Islamic radicals see it as a destiny. Bit by bit they're making headway. When they do end up getting pounded, as arguably they are in Lebanon, they will agree to a cease fire, but only as a temporary maneuver to permit them to regain their strength and build for the next battles...

(bold emphasis mine) I'm not the only one who sees it. Many people do. So why are we playing this game? I suppose for the same reasons people played this game in the 1930's with Hitler. Most people don't want war. While that is perfectly understandable, it's still true that facing up to facts and the way things really are can also pre-empt a much uglier and deadly war senario. History teaches us this, if only we would learn.

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