Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Israel, Iran and Hezbollah

Next time you hear someone speculating about whether Israel will bomb Iranian nuclear reactors, thus sparing the United States and the Arab world from the necessity of combating the Iranian nuclear threat, bear in mind the potential counter-action: rocket attacks by Hezbollah.

Hezbollah, which is bankrolled by Iran, reportedly has some 40,000 rockets stockpiled along the Lebanese border with Israel. That's three times the number of missiles they had before the 2006 war. The UN peacekeeping force supposed to keep this from happening has - surprise, surprise - failed to do so. (Did that have anything to do with the fact that they never patrolled after dark?) (Thanks to Daily Alert.)

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