Good news in Lebanon

Gordo reveals that Hezbollah is not getting as much support from the Lebanese population as they hoped for.

According to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, the militant group would not have kidnapped two Israeli soldiers if it had known that Israel would retaliate with raids that killed more than 1,000 Lebanese:

“If there was a one percent possibility, we would not have done that. We would not have done any capturing.”

After the raids in Gaza following the abduction of a soldier, it’s hard to see Israel’s incursion in Lebanon as anything other than “known response to known stimulus.” If Nasrallahh is now trying to say that Israel’s actions were unforseeable, it probably means that the people of Lebanon haven’t been as appreciative of Hezbollah’s reconstruction efforts as Nasrallah might have hoped. Maybe they resent being used as pawns in a bloody political game.

The people of southern Lebanon seem smarter than those of Israel, who mostly support the government even when it deliberately provokes Hamas in order to be able to excuse continuing the occupation.

5 Responses to Good news in Lebanon

  1. SLC says:

    Yes, the Israeli Government deliberately provokes Hamas and the other Palestinian terror organization into firing Kassem rockets into Israel. Mr. Levy seems to have forgotten that the occupation of the Gaza strip ended in 2005.

  2. Alon Levy says:

    Mr. SLC seems to have forgotten that most of the people of Palestine live in the West Bank, as do most of the settlers.

  3. SLC says:

    1. FYI its Dr. SLC.

    2. What does this have to do with firing Kassems from the Gaza Strip? Fire them from the West Bank if that is supposed to be effective.

  4. Welcome to the new blogroll :)

  5. gordo says:

    Dr. SLC–

    I seem to remember Hamas militants declaring an end to the post-election truce after several picnickers were killed by an Israeli mortar on a Gaza beach. There were a lot of provocations before that as well, including Israel’s failure to accept the results of the PA elections.

    I don’t think that Shalit’s kidnapping was justified, but it wasn’t unprovoked, either.

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