Friday, July 28, 2006

News Updates 28/07/06: Cease-Fire and Public Opinion




Pressures to call for an immediate cease-fire are intensifying, especially in the UK with the visit of PM Blair to President Bush. Apart from the ‘humanitarian’ mobilization against the Israeli aggressions on Lebanon, a political rationale for an immediate cease-fire is making headways. The ‘discovery’ by international medias that the Arab public is gradually shifting its support to the Hezbollah with the uneasy positions of the pro-US Arab governments renders the position of the US/UK potentially explosive in the whole Middle East.
Yet, this international pressure is faced by Israel’s determination to crush Hezbollah as the only acceptable outcome of the current crisis: “If Hezbollah does not experience defeat in this war”, wrote Ze’ev Schiff in Haaretz newspaper, “this will spell the end of Israeli deterrence against its enemies.” Despite the recent losses of the IDF, such a position is still supported by an overwhelming majority of Israelis, reaching in the last poll 82% in favour of continued fighting until the Hezbollah is driven from the border.
Faced with such a deadlock, only a full-fledge diplomatic route might succeed. Yet, this requires time and until then, the war on Lebanon will continue.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent blog
thanks

July 28, 2006 4:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't waste my breath on a cease fire. Now more than ever is the time to finish off those sold-out traitors that destroyed Lebanon, Nasrallah and his thugs. That thug should be arrested and judged for treason and the destruction of an entire nation.

Now that 800'000 civilians are out of direct harm's way is the time to finish those thugs off. If you allow a cease fire they will simply re-deploy, re-arm and be back in 6 months hiding once again among the civilian population putting their lives in direct danger yet again.

People with so much in-built hate inculced by their fanatic intollerant war-driven religion have no place among 21st century civilizations. They and their masters in Tehran & Damascus can collectively go to hell.

July 28, 2006 6:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sure that you will be in hell and they will be in heaven come judjment day.the difference between you and such heroes(hizbollah fighters)is that they have faith in god, dignity not to bend to the western will and resolution to free their occupied land.may you rot in hell.

July 28, 2006 9:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it is not the right time to say it is the fault of who provoked or revoked this action i belive we should look in depth for the real reasons why Isreal has so much power for not complying whatsoever whith any resolution, yet not punished while other countries are already punished and paying sanctions for things they only intended to do or intended to do peacfully. ironically enough noone can stop the TUFOON but what is really bizzare is how some of us reacting saying it is our fault!!! we provoked this!!! we didnot it was coming anyway, only that this time we were brave enough to resist that is all. something that we should be proud of and not try to look for a way to get out of it or blame the others for it! may peace prevail.
Milano - Italy

August 02, 2006 11:25 am  

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