Monday, August 07, 2006


So, you can't leave southern Lebanon without Israel's permission.

But if you don't leave southern Lebanon, you are an enemy of Israel.

I was holding onto this because I couldn't independently verify the statements in that latter interview (not that it seemed wrong). Then I found this statement by a Lebanese Christian, via the Mad Priest:

But by Friday night he had changed his mind. "I was wrong," he admitted. "The Israelis no longer care who is Muslim and who is Christian. We are all enemies to them."
What is the limit on "Israel's right to defend itself" and "Israel's right to exist"? Because all rights are balanced against the rights of other parties.

And then there is this:

"We are now in a process of renewed escalation. We will continue hitting everything that moves in Hezbollah -- but we will also hit strategic civilian infrastructure," a senior General Staff officer told the Haaretz newspaper.
The situation has sailed past Joseph Heller; now it's back to the 12th century: "Kill them all, God will know his own!" Only this time no one is expunging a heresy.

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