When Hizbullah attacks Israel, and Israel retaliates by bombing strategic points in the whole of Lebanon, and the world reaction is shock and disgust that Israel attacked the state of Lebanon instead of “just” Hizbullah, kindly refer back to this article:
Lebanon agrees Hezbollah right to use arms against Israel
Lebanon’s new cabinet has agreed on a policy statement that acknowledges Hezbollah’s right to use its weapons against Israel, despite disagreement by some members of the ruling majority.
Information Minister Tarek Mitri said late Wednesday after a cabinet committee set up to draft the statement met for the ninth time that an agreement had been reached.
He said the new statement will retain the same clause approved by the previous cabinet as concerns the arsenal of Hezbollah, which fought a devastating war with Israel in 2006 and is considered a terrorist organisation by Washington.
The clause states the right of “Lebanon, its government, its people, its army and its resistance” to liberate all Lebanese territory.
Hezbollah is commonly referred to as the resistance in Lebanon.
It’s Israel’s casus belli, and it will be ignored by the screamers. But it won’t be ignored by Israel, and it shouldn’t be ignored by the UN. (Yes, I know it will. But it shouldn’t.) I see the UN is moving along quickly to censure Hizbullah for the arms depot explosion last month. What? They’re not? No!
It’s a good thing Israel is developing new anti-rocket weapons to meet the threat from Gaza and Lebanon. They’ll be needed.