Friday, August 18, 2006

Ceasefire in Trouble

As the precarious ceasefire in Lebanon continues to look increasingly fragile, GLORIA director Barry Rubin writes in the Jerusalem Post about precedents for the present situation, including the United States response to Pearl Harbor, the Allied resurgence in Europe after 1941, and Israel's own comeback after the Yom Kippur War of 1973:
If the war restarts, Hizbullah is going to face far greater pressures, especially since the Israeli government's leaders have already been harshly criticized for going too slowly in the ground offensive.

And that is not all. Hizbullah may face a two-front war. Lebanese Christians, Druze and Sunnis, the majority of the population, are largely angry at how Hizbullah dragged their country into a war and is increasingly subjugating it to Iran and Syria.
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