Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lebanese Christians for Target Practice?

Why am I not surprised?
Hizballah Spreading War to Christian Villages?
By Julie Stahl
July 31, 2006
Jerusalem (

Hizballah is trying to launch rockets from Christian villages in southern Lebanon, hoping to provoke an Israeli bombardment on Christian communities, a Lebanese source said.

Some Christians have stayed in their southern Lebanese villages despite Israeli warnings to leave. Some believe they are safe from Israeli bombardment as long as they are not in areas where Hizballah is entrenched, said one Lebanese woman who asked not to be named.But Hizballah has tried to enter those areas with portable rocket launchers and fire missiles from among the homes, hoping to provoke an Israeli response against the Christian villages, said the source who has relatives in southern Lebanon.

Israel and the U.S. have accused Hizballah using Lebanese civilians of as human shields launching rocket attacks against Israel from within civilian areas, knowing that an Israeli military response will bring more Lebanese casualties and condemnation on Israel.

Well, if Hizballah will use their own supporters for whom they supposedly have a natural affinity as human shields, why wouldn't they try to set up those whom they hate as targets for Israeli bombings?

H/t: Reformed Chicks Blabbing


At 8/02/2006 4:27 PM, Blogger Christopher Taylor said...

Well, so far their attempt to use Muslims as shields isn't working. These guys know they have zero chance against Israel militarily, so they are taking the coward's way out and trying to get "world opinion" on their side to pressure Israel to stop.

Why? Because deep down they know that Israel will try to do the right thing and if they are upsetting the world, they'll stop unlike theri enemies. They can rely on the decency of the Israelis.


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