Short term appeasement, long term pain

A few months ago when Hizbullah started the war with Israel, many warned that if Israel did not finish off Hizbullah when they had them by the balls, they would have to finish the job at a much higher cost, down the line.

This fell on deaf ears as the leftists started whining from their safe houses about ‘proportionate’ responses and putting pressure on Israel to back down and shrug off the Katyushas. The UN waffled and a new UNIFIL force was formed, there was much babbling about who would keep the peace, how much money would be needed to rebuild Lebanon and when would be a good time to cut and run.

Jihadists in Palestine and Lebanon branded this a victory, the might of Israel could be stopped, the smart bombs and terrifying artillery was of little use, when all you needed was to get more civillians killed, get a few useful idiots to march chanting 'we are all Hizbullah now', and the Jew-hating leftists around the world would soon lose bladder control, thus ensuring the deaths of many more in the future in their wretched quest for the 'perfect war' or 'no war'.

So where are we now; far from being punished for starting a war, which ordinary Lebanese paid a heavy price for, Nasrallah now has the current government cornered and desperately looking for white flags.
Hezbollah’s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, pressed his case for bringing down Lebanon’s government in a message broadcast Sunday, once again calling for peaceful demonstrations to topple what he described as an “illegitimate and unconstitutional” government controlled by Washington.

He also insisted that Hezbollah was not advocating violence or a power grab, adding, “Civil war is a red line. Clashes are a red line.”
This is a bit like the ‘peaceful & tolerant’ Jihadists burning and pillaging around the world because some western infidel dared to brand them violent, go figure.
Hassan Nasrallah is readying the table for his arm wrestling contest with the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.

Nasrallah would prefer a national unity government in which the Shi'ite members (Hezbollah and Amal) have veto power over every decision of national importance. This would allow Nasrallah to get the entire pot without paying a political price: he would get to veto anything he does not like without having to contest an election and without being accused of destroying Lebanon for his demonstrations.
Imagine what things will be like if he does get his way. Care to know what happens to those opposing his Syrian masters?
Lebanese politicians on Tuesday accused Syria of standing behind the assassination of Pierre Gemayel, an anti-Syrian minister and scion of Lebanon's most prominent Christian family.

The 34-year-old Gemayel, who served as Industry Minister, was gunned down after he left a church in one of Beirut's suburbs around 4:00 p.m.
Want to put your hopes in UNIFIL? We saw how effective the UN is the last time; a Hizbullah bunker a stone’s throw from a UN post, UNIFIL soldiers unaware of a breach in a fence they are supposed to monitor, even though IDF Merkava tanks are roaring through it and journalists wander through as well. It's a good thing the Israelis don't trust the UN, as not much has changed.
Exactly three months after a UN-brokered cease-fire ended Israel's war in Lebanon, IDF officers told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Hizbullah gunmen disguised as civilians were back on the border and collecting intelligence on IDF positions.

UNIFIL rejected IDF allegations that Hizbullah guerrillas had returned to the border. The UN force's chief liaison officer, Col. Alexan Lalan, told the Post Tuesday that the IDF's actions, in particular the daily IAF flyovers, were strengthening Hizbullah and creating new militants for the Shi'ite group.

"Every flyover creates new Hizbullah militants and new sympathy for Hizbullah since it shows and demonstrates that UNIFIL and the LAF are not powerful and able to stop them," Lalan said.
I guess it’s a lot easier to criticize Israel in the leftist world as there is no price to be paid for that, it’s even fashionable these days, but criticize Hizbullah and you might end up like Pierre Gemayel.

Well, I hope the IDF haven’t put away their armor and guns, they’ll need them soon.

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