This is an extraordinarily sad sequence of events for all involved. It is no accident that Israel has been lured into such flagrant displays of aggression by a militia that is well aware it cannot compete militarily. Global opinion and the political dispositions of the arab world, particularly moderate arab nations, are what is at stake and Israel has performed magnificently for Hezbollah. What could possibly be gained from destroying the infrastructure of a fledgling government in Lebanon so soon after the Cedar Revolution? Does Israel actually believe that these acts are perceived as self-defense by the outside world? In the U.S. there is a great deal of talk on the street about Olmert's poor judgments and the potential hell he has unleashed.
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from the article: Jordan urges quick UN intervention to end Lebanon, Gaza raids