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    • Ciderlout
    • 28.07.06 | 17:21 (IDT)

    Relying on America to uphold international commitments and laws is a waste of time (they refuse to join the ICC, for the, rightly, fear that their troops would be prosecuted). Either way we are not talking about a military operation but a police operation. Interpol officers supported by SWAT-like teams headed by Arab countries would be able to quickly assess the ground situation and begin to prevent the firing of rockets. Their mission would not be to destroy an ideology (Hezbollah) but to protect civilians. The destruction of Hezbollah as an idea (like Hamas) will require many decades of work, reaching out to the new generations to reject violence, particularly by showing them that their enemy (percieved: Israel) has also rejected violence as anything but a last resort - bombing the hell out of a country for kidnapping a solider is anything but a last resort - Britain negotiated for years for the release of British hostages in Lebanon (Terry Waite and others) but...

    from the article: Analysis / The alternative to Hezbollah may be occupation
    First published 00:00 28.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 28.07.06
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