Thwarted in its construction of a killing box in southern Lebanon, Israel may be embarking on a scheme to raze Lebanese villages. This will be a monumental blunder, namely because it will breed thousands of people commited to vengeance against Israel.
Cock your ear and listen for the response from the Bush adminstration.
The Daily Star - Lebanon News - UNIFIL officers expect Israelis to start leveling entire villages: "United Nations peacekeepers fear that the Israeli military intends to raze entire villages in South Lebanon after encountering stiffer resistance from Hizbullah fighters than initially expected. With Israeli forces having pulled back from a key Lebanese border town after several days of bloody fighting, the commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) says that Hizbullah cannot be defeated militarily.
'A military victory will never be possible,' Major General Alain Pellegrini said.
Pellegrini added that only a political solution can resolve the fate of Hizbullah's military wing, adding that after more than two weeks of heavy fighting with the Israelis, the Lebanese group is 'still strong.'
Israeli troops have withdrawn from Bint Jbeil after heavy street clashes against well-entrenched Hizbullah fighters caused high casualties. The town was under heavy shellfire Friday in what UN officers suspect is a plan to force the last civilians to flee prior to destroying the town completely and killing any remaining Hizbullah fighters.
'I think the Israelis are contemplating flattening villages down to the last house,' said Richard Morczynski, UNIFIL's political officer."