WHO ARE THE MASS MURDERERS?
I regard myself as a very reasonable person but I think you are totally wrong to describe Hezbollah as a "murderous group". They are widely seen in the Lebanon and across the Middle East as a resistance organisation willing and in most cases able, to stand up to Israel and its mighty military machine.
It is Israel that is the aggressor.Israel has destroyed the Lebanon once before without mercy,besieging Beirut for over two months in 1982.Its generals were reluctant then to send in ground forces to take the city so it was pounded from the air,the sea and from land positions with shells,missiles and big bombs.Sounds familiar? Some 20000 Lebanese were killed in that assault which led to the formation of Hezbollah.
It is also true that Israel has raided into the Lebanon on numerous occasions during the past 5 years .Hezbollah's attacks on Israel has to be seen in that context.Israel has also refused to reveal the positions of some 170000 land mines which it scattered on the hills and fields of south Lebanon and which are still maiming and killing the innocent.In addition Israel is holding many Lebanese prisoners who should have been released a long time ago.
In April 1996 one of the most murderous attacks from Israel came when it shelled a UN base at a place called Qana killing 105 Lebanese refugees who had gathered there to seek safety from Israeli attacks on other villages in the area.
Ron,which is the murderous group?
The Lebanese and Hezbollah are right to fight the state terrorism of Israel!What other option do they have?If they don't fight they will be invaded,occupied and treated as the Israelis treat the Palestinians.
To be for peace in the Middle East means to be for justice without which there can be no peace.To be for justice means opposing injustice.The invasion of the Lebanon by Israel is a monstrous injustice and a horrible war crime...a crime against innocent women and children...many ,if not most ,of the casualties in that poor country have been children or the elderly.Limbs have been blown off,shrapnel and glass have cut deep into flesh and others have been incinerated alive.
It is Israel that has committed these crimes on a country wide scale.It has acted as a killing machine and has waged war against the innocent. Who are the mass murderers?