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Israel/Hezbollah: Here we (probably) go again:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331011969&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Hizbullah is bolstering its presence in south Lebanon villages with non-Shi'ite majorities by buying land and using it to build military positions and store missiles and launchers, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The decision to build infrastructure in non-Shi'ite villages - where Hizbullah has less support - is part of the group's post-war strategy under which it has mostly abandoned the "nature reserves," forested areas in southern Lebanon where it kept most of its Katyusha rocket launchers before the Second Lebanon War.

Behind the change is the mandate given to UNIFIL by the United Nations after the war in 2006. According to the mandate, the peacekeeping force can patrol freely throughout southern Lebanon but cannot enter villages or cities without being accompanied by soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces, which regularly tips off Hizbullah ahead of the raids.


And people continue to insist that we should negotiate with these thugs?

Keep your head down, Jonah...
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unfortunately Paul, we already 'negotiated' with them

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israel/hizbolla prisoner exchange

i think the thing that annoyed most of all was that shimon peres had the gall to assure "the people" that in the "battle for the moral high ground", Israel won


jonah "head down, but not in the sand" jones

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Peace in our time?

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Why doesn't Mr. Peres ask the 60 million or so who died after Neville Chamberlain dropped that stupid line on Europe in October 1938 how that worked out? Sad

I don't know if I asked this before, but how close are you to your nasty neighbors to the north (and yes, I know that you live in one real small country)?

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close enough

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that 2 years ago rockets landed East, West and South of where i live

i guess in a straight line, about 15 miles to the Lebanese border

to give you an idea of the "small country" effect, i live just South of Rosh Pina

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Puts a human face on it; thanks.

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Keep your head down. Sad

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i should point out

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that the map i linked to is pre-1967 (only noticed it at work today), but, if Syria decides to enter into any peace talks it will be with a demand that Israel returns to 1967 borders

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As to "battle for the moral high ground",

In reply to: unfortunately Paul, we already 'negotiated' with them

my Britannica newsletter has this:

More Events On This Day
"1946: A violent Jewish right-wing underground movement in Palestine, the Irgun Zvai Leumi, blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 [British] soldiers and civilians."

The Stern Gang (!) was another active group back then. Some members of both became instant "statesmen" in 1948.

Something better is needed.

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I agree: Something better IS needed.

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However, I refuse to live in the past. The present is that a group of Islamofascist thugs dedicated to the destruction of Israel are massed in southern Lebanon in larger numbers and with more arms than it had in 2006.

The future is for more attacks by Hezbollah, more death and destruction in Israel - until and unless it can be made to leave the dogs of war in their cages. Since that's highly unlikely to happen in a peaceful manner, this time Israel will face a true Hobson's choice. Option one is to resolve to fight another half war against Hezbollah, bowing to the words on an "international community" which if the truth be known, cares nothing about Israel or Jews. Option two is to fight a real war against the terrorists, devastating all of southern Lebanon in the process and angering those whose influence in the world is not matched by their evenhandedness or responsible statesmanship.

For my part, I'd rather see Israel take option two, as it will get only the opprobrium of the closet Jew haters regardless of what choice it makes.

You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in you. - Leon Trotsky

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Another "something better":

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Ps 46:9 He is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth.
(No 'peace talks' or 'ceasefires'.)

After that,
Ps 145:16 You are opening your hand
And satisfying the desire of every living thing.
(Causes of wars removed.)

More info here:
http://www.watchtower.org/e/rq/article_05.htm
What Is God's Purpose for the Earth?

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