IDF: Hezbollah to take over Lebanon, dozens will die
Roni Sofer
Published: 07.12.10, 18:00
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1. You Mean They're Not In Charge Now?
emanon ,   USA   (12.07.10)
2. Let them massacre one another....
Yossi G. ,   Jerusalem   (12.07.10)
as long as it's on the other side of the border.
3. what a joke.
David ,   America   (12.07.10)
Did no one notice Harari bowing and kissing the feet of the monkey in iran last week? They have already taken over.
4. Religion of Peace?
Dan ,   Titusville, FL   (12.07.10)
It appears that it is the religion of Perpetual Outrage.
5. realty
frank ,   usa   (12.07.10)
Israel, the US and subservient Arab regimes tried everything -- especially demonizing Iran and hezbolloh inciting sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia Muslims . it didnot work. israel deterrence was fatally damaged after its 2006 defeat in Lebanon Israel should learn to live with hezbolloh.
stude ham   (12.07.10)
and the persian mad men have been dancing all over lebanon's corpse.
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (12.07.10)
When you let the criminals run the prison. Lebanon was afraid to take on Hezbollah after the war that Hezbollah started. The UN passed a Resolution 1701. It called for all the terrorist groups to be disarmed (this included Hezbollah). Hariri wasn't strong enough to take on Hezbollah, and frankly was scared of them. So they made Hezbollah part of the Lebanese government. Thinking this was a clever way to sidestep 1701. The problem is if you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want a glass of milk. So now Hezbollah is thirsty, so it seems Hariri clever little plan to avoid disarming Hezbollah is coming back to bite him in the butt. Now they want the whole country of Lebanon. The murderer is now threatening if charged with a crime, or any of his people are charged with a crime he'll overthrow the country. Sweet, must be nice to live in such a great country, where the leaders are immune to all criminal prosecution.
8. #5 - rather its Hizbullah that should learn to live with IL
William ,   Israel   (12.07.10)
We've been here longer and we're not going anywhere, though the stated goal of Hizbullah is the total destruction of Israel. We know the domestic claim of Hizbullah's arming to protect Lebanon is a complete farce. One doesn't launch cross-border terror attacks against an enemy if the border is quiet. And one doesn't build a telecommunications network, weapons infrastructure, and govt in parallel with the existing, true govt of the host country. I am ok with the perceived "defeat" of 2006 considering its Lebanon which currently has 15,000 foreign troops, massive damage to infrastructure and economy, and a terrorist leader who publicly apologized for his mistake. But I recognize also that such results ARE considered a victory in the Arab world, just as Egyptians still celebrate the 1973 ass-kicking delivered by Israel, as a victory. You probably weren't paying attention but the Shia-Sunni rift is about 1300 years old and is currently the biggest source of tension in the Middle East among Arabs, and always has been. In Lebanon, it was the Shia supremacy that created the civil war in the 1980s and the PLO's attack on civilians in Israel that brought the IDF to S. Lebanon. Arabs killing Arabs - no real news there, but just do it on YOUR side of the border, and Israel will go about its business at home.
9. realty and history
frank ,   usa   (12.08.10)
Israel was founded as a "Jewish state" through the ethnic cleansing of Palestine's non-Jewish majority Arab population. It has been maintained in existence only through Western support and constant use of violence to prevent the surviving indigenous population from exercising political rights within the country, or returning from forced exile.Despite this, today, 50 percent of the people living under Israeli rule in historic Palestine (Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip) are Palestinians, not Jews. And their numbers are growing rapidly.
10. #9frank
Jrodstein ,   Basalt, Colorado   (12.08.10)
to be totally frank with your history it's total hiz-bull sh!t allah! you aren't that stupid to really believe what you wrote! Are YOU!! I think you are just a typical jealous Jew hater that likes to revise history. Well actually either way you are stupid and dumb as a door nob!
11. #5 & #9;frank, POOR FRANK
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (12.08.10)
The victim of propaganda and Pallywood; First, with Lebanon 2006 at the end of the war, Hezbollah had LOST all its southern strongholds south of the Litani river and on the northern border of Israel. The Infrastructure damage to Lebanon was $1.2 Billion dollars vs Israeli Damage $12 milliom dollars a 100 to 1 ratio in Israel's favor. Lebanon lost over 1,400, most Hezbollah fighters; Israel lost about 138; a 10 to 1 ratio in Israel's favor. If that is Israel losing the war, may they lose many more like it. Israel was founded well over 3000 years ago and reborn in 1948. No other Arab country ever existed there. As noted by many who traveled the land in was a virtual wasteland until the Jewish people began to come back in 1890 to join the other Jewish people who never left the land. As we see here: "In 1590 a 'simple English visitor' to Jerusalem wrote: 'Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde'.". - Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund, Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 - OR HERE: The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil". - British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s - OR HERE: "Palestine is a ruined and desolate land". - Count Constantine Fran├žois Volney, XVIII century French author and historian - OR HERE FROM MARK TWAIN: "There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction... One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee... Nazareth is forlorn... Jericho lies a mouldering ruin... Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation... untenanted by any living creature... A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds... a silent, mournful expanse... a desolation... We never saw a human being on the whole route... Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country... Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes... desolate and unlovely...". - Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad", 1867 - So lets at least be honest, Israel was built by the Jewish people and the Arabs came from all the surrounding countries to get the jobs the Jewish people created. The proof of the is in the UN itself, where they redefined the meaning of "refugee" for the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians only. They only had to have proof they lived there (in Palestine) for 2 years to be a Palestinian refugee. They are only such refugees in all of history, and UN made that special change in definition just for them only. It does NOT apply to any other refugees in the world. It was pushed through by the Arab league in the UN. Your a smart guy, what does that tell you? CASE CLOSED
12. Of course Israel will be bloodied!!!
Simcha ,   So.Cal.USA   (12.09.10)
How can they blame Israel without dragging Israel into the fracas in the first place?
13. Hezballah
Hal ,   Usa   (12.09.10)
Either way, Lebanon will take an even harder pounding than before. The Hezbonians will infact launch hundreds of missles at Israel, but really, does anyone believe that Beruit will not be smashed into gravel? The sad truth is that many will suffer, but the Lebanese will ultimately suffer the most. There will be no way to photo shop the damage to all of Lebanon as the IDF will operate all over the landscape and make the possibilty of putting Humpty Dumpty together again a challenge for the entire world!
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