Prague Twin

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Isreal at War

Anyone who knows how tense and fragile the security situation in sothern Lebanon and northern Isreal knows that this is not a good development.

---Times on Line reports:

Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed seven others on the border with southern Lebanon today, opening a new front in the two-week crisis over the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier in Gaza

Isreal has made an incursion into Lebanon. An Isreali tank was reportedly destroyed. Hezbollah shelled northern Isreal. Olmet promised a heavy handed respose. 6,000 troops are being sent there. Hezbolla promises a severe retaliation. They want up to 1,000 prisoners realeased for the 2 Isreali soldiers. Kofi Anan has called for the immediate releaase of the soldiers.

Isreal is now at war on two fronts.

Again, I don't know how anyone can consider this a good development.

2 Comments:

  • What I can't understand is why the huge overreaction--bad in Lebanon, but huge in Gaza? Since now everything single incursion is an "Act of War" Olmet is going to run out of invective soon.

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 5:46 AM  

  • Well, we may see a bigger reaction in Lebanon from the rhetoric, but if he keeps talking like this, no one is going to believe him.

    Seems to me that this will lead to an even more aggressive foreign policy for Israel

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 8:51 AM  

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