Wednesday, July 19, 2006

2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict

I am sure there is no need for me to convince readers that what is happening in the Levant right now is very important and will have far-reaching consequences, regardless of how it unfolds.

The Lebanese government has so far seemed unwilling or unable (unable seems to be the more likely) to aid Israel in destroying Hezbollah strongholds in the south of its country. Israel holds all Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah's actions and may send in ground forces - though I fail to see why so many innocent civillians, Christian or Muslim, should pay the price for Hezbollah's selfish actions.

One cannot help but feel sorry for Lebanon and I weep for the country. She is a country under hostage - Iran and Syria have used, and are using, this beautiful country to strike at Israel. One wonders why the Lebanese people do not ask why Syria, which claims the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, is not fighting a direct war with Israel but always uses Lebanon as a proxy to pursue its agenda. Lebanon lies in ruins while Syria and Iran remain unscathed (I have no desire to see either country ravaged, in any case).

Lord, grant us peace in our time, and preserve the holy places!

Our Lady of Lebanon, pray unto God for us!

[image via Edward]


Blogger Mimi said...


Thu Jul 20, 02:18:00 am 2006  
Blogger Ian said...

Our Lady of Lebanon, pray unto God for us!

Lord: have mercy!

Thu Jul 20, 12:16:00 pm 2006  

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