19 July 2006
America gives Israel another week to bomb Lebanon
It is being reported that the USA has given Israel another week to blast Hezbollah in Lebanon; then the Americans will join the chorus demanding a ceasefire.
The problem with this is that there is little eveidence to suggest that Hezbollah is actually getting hit by the air strikes that are ravaging Lebanon. It is a guerrilla force, as such its people are sitting quietly, waiting for the storm to pass over them. Once it has they pop up and have another crack at the enemy.
So, wretched Lebanon gets bombed for a few more days and then a ceasefire will be imposed by the Americans? What actually gets solved in the interim? Why not a ceasefire now?