Monday, July 31, 2006

Hezbollah At Work

A letter to German paper Die Tagesspiegel from a Lebanese Shia with thanks to LGF-

I lived until 2002 in a small southern village near Mardshajund that is inhabited by a majority of Shias like me. After Israel left Lebanon, it did not take long for Hezbollah to take have its say in other towns. Received as successful resistance fighters and armed to the teeth, they stored rockets in bunkers in our town as well. The social work of the Party of God consisted in building a school and a residence over these bunkers! A local sheikh explained to me laughing that the Jews would lose in any event because the rockets would either be fired at them or if they attacked the rockets depots, they would be condemned by world opinion on account of the dead civilians. These people do not care about the Lebanese population, they use them as shields, and, once dead, as propaganda. As long as they continue existing there, there will be no tranquility and peace.

You'd think that if Hezbollah did care at all for the people of Lebanon they would know that hiding amongst them offers no protection from Israeli counter-attack: and that they would abandon using the tactic out of concern for those around them. If they cared.

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