2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict
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!
[image via Edward]