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The article doesn't seem to point out that UNIFL was unarmed and never had any opportunity to assert any authority in the area. There is also reliable evidence that UNIFL actively helped Hiz kidnap/murder Israeli troops.
That's the main reason Israel doesn't want any more "neutral" unarmed UN forces in the region after this particular war is finished.
bignaf wrote:did you invent that quote?!!?!
” These past few days the inability of millions of Westerners, both here and in Europe, to condemn fascist terrorists who start wars, spread racial hatred, and despise Western democracies is the real story, not the “quarter-ton” Israeli bombs that inadvertently hit civilians in Lebanon who live among rocket launchers that send missiles into Israeli cities and suburbs.
Yes, perhaps Israel should have hit more quickly, harder, and on the ground; yes, it has run an inept public relations campaign; yes, to these criticisms and more. But what is lost sight of is the central moral issue of our times: a humane democracy mired in an asymmetrical war is trying to protect itself against terrorists from the 7th century, while under the scrutiny of a corrupt world that needs oil, is largely anti-Semitic and deathly afraid of Islamic terrorists, and finds psychic enjoyment in seeing successful Western societies under duress.
In short, if we wish to learn what was going on in Europe in 1938, just look around.”
Shapley wrote:That's why we sent Bolton there, and he's doing a bang-up job of it. That's also why the Democrats don't want to keep him there...
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