Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Hezbollah Baiting Israel Into Displacing Christians?

"Hezbollah came to Ain Ebel to shoot its rockets," said Fayad Hanna Amar, a young Christian man, referring to his village. "They are shooting from between our houses."

"Please," he added, "write that in your newspaper."

-NYTimes, July 27

I've voiced my amateur foreign policy opinions before, but rereading these lines made me suspect a deliberate plan behind the selection of Christian areas as missle-launching sites. Missle launches understandably bring down Israeli airstrikes in self-defense. Yet by destroying those Christian homes, the Israelis are ennabling the further Islamization of Southern Lebanon. And Hezbollah knows it.

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