Saturday, July 24, 2010

(BLOG) A Third Lebanon War?

"There has been a steady and disturbing barrage of reports lately prediciting another war, sooner rather than later, between Israel and Hezbollah, the militant Islamic group that controls most of southern Lebanon and is firmly entrenched in the Lebanese parliament.

As you may recall, the 2006 cease-fire resulted in UN Resolution 1701, which prohibited Hezbollah from rearming. But as Daniel Kurtzer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, reports in a comprehensive 'contingency planning memorandum' for the Council on Foreign Relations, 'Hezbollah's arsenal is more potent in quantity and quality today than it was in 2006.'"

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