Israel Violates Cease Fire Resolution 1701Who would have ever gurssed that Israel, instead of Hezbollah, would violate the cease fire so soon?
Considering the Israeli publications were expounding before the cease fire about how Israel would be back in Lebanon soon...to finish what they started...I have expected this.
According to Haaretz The Israeli forces were wearing military clothing of the Lebanese army and also driving their vehicles...
The raid was authorized in a meeting Olmert and Peretz held with the IDF senior command on Wednesday.
Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said the unit was transported by helicopter before dawn, and was being driven in two vehicles to raid the office of senior Hezbollah official Sheikh Mohammed Yazbek in the village of Bodai before being discovered by Hezbollah militants. A battle gunbattle erupted and the troops were forced to retreat, Hezbollah TV said.
Lebanese sources said the troops were carried in two Lebanese army vehicles and were wearing Lebanese army uniforms.
How can this not be seen as a flagrant and willful violation of the cease fire is anyones guess. If that were not enough...
Earlier Saturday, Israeli aircraft fired several rockets at a target in a Hezbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said.
Not only a planned covert raid but missiles fired as well. You can find this article HERE.
Other articles from this publication go on and on about how Israeli did not violate the cease fire but it is obvious they did. In fact, what they have done is give Hezbollah an excuse, if they should want it...and nobody could rightfully hold them accountable as the aggressor.
If Israel truly wanted to PROTECT itself they would not be willfully giving Hezbollah or anyone else reason to fire on them. It really appears as if all Israel can truly claim in it's actions is that they want total domination in the ME and security is no more than an afterthought and excuse for their aggression.
I still can not see any difference between Israel DETAINING Palestinians and the KIDNAPPING of three Israeli soldiers...the only difference is the word used but it is still the very same, absolutely identical action.
Israel has just "detained" more of the Palestinian government. I emphasize...WHEN YOU CROSS YOUR NEIGHBOR'S BORDERS AND "DETAIN" ONE OF THEIR CITIZENS, IT IS KIDNAPPING.
Hezbollah and Hamas are not guilty of anything that Israel has not done to them. Without Israel's aggression, there would be no Hezbollah or Hamas.
There is a nasty similarity between Israel and the U.S here, though, that shines a brilliant light on policies shared by both countries. Neither believes in democrasy. They both tout it and expound on it but both countries react to it the same...
If Israel and/or the U.S does not like the people that are democratically elected in another country, both feel free and obliged to undermine, interfere with or even distroy the democratically elected government of that country.
Israel and the U.S also are identical at the present for their aspirations to make the population afraid in order to force bad policy into play.
I do not need or wants Bush/Cheney's "Fear Factor"...I refuse to be terrorized by my faux government.
I am an American. I am a Patriot. I am strong with or without Bush/Cheney. I would rather die standing than live on my knees as they would have me do.