007, your posting was full of information. It is a problem that the UN was still given a role in securing south Lebanon. They are in the pockets of Big OIL and "Oil for Food" corruption. I have a question for you. what is it that attracts the Italian Left to the Hezbollah? Is it that they goose step when they march? Is it there big black turbans, fashionable? Is it their violent anti-semitism? could it be that they are an autocratic and theocratic organization, pushing Sharia Law? could it be that they would like to see Israel wiped out? I wish to understand why the Left is so enamoured by facists and so-called freedom fighting thugs. I grew up as a young leftist opposed to a religious state as well as violence as the means to control. I would be interstd in reading your answer. As for victory, if Lebanon becomes a free state, in control of its own foreign policy we will all have won!
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
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