Clifford D. May writing form NRO published Hezbollah's Psych-Ops on August 4. He observed that Hezbollah has painted Israel into a corner with carefully planned responses to Israeli war efforts. By hiding amoung civilians, Hezbollah’s contributes to their death. By firing rockets from parking structures, Hezbollah invites the destruction of nearby buildings. By continuing to fire rockets into Israel, Hezbollah invites Israel to cut off its supply lines. Bridges and roads are destroyed. Lebanese children suffer. The press publicizes Israel’s “excessive response” while Hezbollah is painted as freedom fighters. Hezbollah cannot lose – yet they must.
Many people have asked me about the war. I have not made up my mind yet, but here is what I am thinking so far. Israel has been under continuous rocket attack for at least a year. Hezbollah, with the tacit approval of Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, has been gradually raising the stakes. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to protect her borders. Israel’s actions are just. The United States should stand by its ally, no matter what the cost. Peace is a better option, but with Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran hell bent on removing Israel from the map, is this really an option?
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