Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lebanese Government May Join Fight Against Hezbollah

Trying to defuse the crisis, Lebanon’s prime minister indicated he might send his army to take control of southern Lebanon from Hezbollah guerrillas — a move that might risk civil war. In a more ominous sign that the struggle could spread, Israel accused Iran of helping fire a missile that damaged an Israeli warship, a charge Iran denied.
I give NBC credit for reporting on their Nightly News broadcast Thursday that many Lebanese are hostile to Hezbollah, unlike the Palestinians, who have embraced Hamas the same way the Germans embraced Hitler in the 1930s.

The elected government of Lebanon was not strong enough to enforce their requests that Hezbollah disarm. Now it appears that, with Israel's help, that goal may be accomplished.