Monday, August 14, 2006

Blaming the Hezbollah

Since the beginning of this conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite terrorist organization, many people have been blaming Israel for all the collateral damages on Lebanese civilians. Obviously, what the Israeli troops have done is clearly reprehensible, but on a second thought the Hezbollah is not as clean as it looks. In fact, as you've probably noticed it, the reason why the Israeli army killed so many civilians it's because it was targetting the areas in which the Hezbollah was hiding in order to attack Israel.

Seriously, if the members of the Hezbollah care so much about children, why would they hide in areas full of civilians? Consider the upcoming statements as partial answers: while being aware that many Lebanese citizens might get killed, the members of this organization led by Hassan Nasrallah certainly want to use these civilians as a "collective human shield" in order to save the members of their organization. The previous affirmation shows us that they really don't care that much about the people that they're apparently protecting.

As Richard Martineau, a Canadian columnist, pointed it out two weeks ago in the famous French speaking weekly newspaper Voir, the more the Hezbollah see dead civilians, the more they'll feel like telling to the Lebanese people that the dead civilians have died as martyrs. Furthermore, the Hezbollah is using these so-called martyrs in order to justify their desire to destroy Israel by saying something that sounds like: "You see, they (the Israelis) don't like us so we have to bash them." It doesn't look like the Hezbollah wants peace with Israel because they show us that they just want to pursue their objective that consits in destroying Israel and needless to say that their desire of destruction will plunge Lebanon into a river of blood. Well, if these terrorists were truly men of honour, which is not the case, they'd probably face the Israeli troops like real men without putting the civilians between them and their opponents.

However, even though a concrete plan, albeit fragile, for the establishment of peace has been made by the United Nations (UN), the Middle East is not likely to cease to be a hot corner on the globe, politically speaking. On that note, I'd like to specify that I'm definitely not pro-Israel nor pro-Hezbollah just to tell you the truth. In order to broaden this very interesting debate here are a few observations that I'll leave to you. Is the international community aware that if the UN's international forces along with the Lebanese army secure the devastated areas while the Israeli army is proceeding to a withdrawal, will this give to the Hezbollah a safe window of time to reconstruct itself in order to pursue their anti-Semitic objective?

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