Monday, July 31, 2006

Blame on both sides?

Lately I heard a commentator on a news station say, "There's enough blame on both sides to go around." concerning the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.

Are you kidding me? How can you say that with a straight face?

An armed militant group is attacking a neighboring sovereign country by launching rockets across the border and the country on the receiving end of the rockets is supposed to take it for the sake of peace?

Lebanon says they can't control Hezbollah and therefore admits that they are not a sovereign nation in control of what happens inside their own borders. If Lebanon is not going to put a stop to Hezbollah attacking their neighbors then they don't deserve peace.

When Israel responds to attacks and blows up a rocket launching point is always seems to kill innocent people...typically because Hezbollah launches their rockets from suburban neighborhoods, hospitals and schools.

If Lebanon needs help controlling their borders then they should ask for it...if they just look the other way when militants attack Israel from Lebanese neighborhoods then they should not act surprised when Israel takes out the trash.

I'd also like to mention that the Seattle Mariners are 3 1/2 games out of first place in the American League West and at the same time in last place. It's cool to be in a terrible division.


Robert the Grump said...

Israel stepped right into a flaming sack of dogcrap this time. Hezbollah left it on their doorstep and rang the bell.

Invading Lebanon was just what Iran wanted them to do. And make no mistake about it, Hezbollah is Iran's baby. Hezbollah was about as popular in the Middle East as George W. Bush until Israel crossed the border. Now, Israel has succeeded where Bush has failed - in uniting the opposing factions of Shiite and Sunni Muslims against a common enemy.

Israel had to do something, no doubt. But they should have tread more carefully. The latest incident where they killed dozens of children by bombing a house next to a missile launch site was a huge mistake. I'm sure Hezbollah launched from there just to sucker them into doing it.

We sometimes forget how easily fanatics will sacrifice the innocent to publicize their cause and to gain sympathy.

Israel should have learned this from the uncountable mistakes of Bush and Rummy.

Well, it's six million Israelis vs. 1.2 billion Muslims. I don't need to do the math for you. I hope they still exist in ten years.

Tracy said...

Maybe Sunni and Shiite hatred of Israel will make Iraq come together and prevent a civil war. See? It's not all bad.