Random thoughts on the current Middle East

CNN.com has a nice one page history and description of Hezbollah, which is a useful addition to their coverage. Here is some analysis from MSNBC.

We live in interesting times. On the one hand Lebanon was one of the brighter spots of the Arab world. On the other hand, this might be the only time and way to reduce Hezbollah to the past tense. By not occupying any territory Israel can play to it’s technological and organizational strengths, and avoid all of Hezbollahs guerilla tactics (where their talents lie).

Anothr thing to note is that the IDF seems to have avoided striking the Lebanese military, only commerical targets and Hezbollah.

And for anyone keeping score, this is a case of democracies going to war.

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