Monday, July 24, 2006
Things Occasionally Pondered That Might Bring About a “Hmmm” Response, Part 1
Can’t we talk about Islamic terrorists’ tendencies toward Disproportionate Use of Suicide Bombs to Blow Non-Military Shit Up Around the Globe Because Not Everyone Believes in God in Precisely the Same Way that They Do? I mean, seriously, that’s far more interesting to me.
Don’t get me wrong. I am heartbroken over the civilian casualties on both side of the conflict, but that doesn’t remove the military and political necessity of minimizing the risk from Hezbollah. The damned shame of it is that this military action may not do enough to curtail the flood of money, weapons, and support from outside of Lebanon. That is, Iran and Syria will still send bodies, money, munitions, and intelligence to continue not only in the harassment of Israel but also the destabilization of the region.
So, yeah, let’s ditch the talk about Israel’s use of Disproportionate Force and instead come up with some creative solutions to completely destroy the military capability of Hezbollah, minimize the military and political power of Iran and Syria, and help Lebanon rebuild from what has been (to be blunt) a really shitty couple of decades.
Because it’s worth sharing, I bring this quote from The New Republic:
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