28 July 2006

Is World War III Coming to your Neighborhood?

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2006072835102): "Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, calls it the “third world war.” Bill Kristol, editor of the neoconservative Weekly Standard claims it is “our war.”
And the Bush Administration is standing by…and standing by…and doing almost nothing…until what happens? The devastating and immoral attacks by Israel on Lebanon’s people, infrastructure and land seem, somehow, rather disproportionate to the insults and injuries inflicted by Hezbollah’s border crossing two weeks ago. To be sure, the rockets and missiles falling on Haifa and other towns and cities in Northern Israel, and the resulting civilian deaths, are hardly moral or justified. Yet, when was the last time one country destroyed another in order to retrieve two kidnapped soldiers? And didn’t Israel just recently kidnap a good fraction of the Hamas leadership during its foray into Gaza? We need only recall various rescue missions mounted in the past to rescue Israeli captives (e.g., Entebbe) to recognize that Lebanon is the victim of something more than meets the eye. "

No comments: