Monday, August 28, 2006

Nasrallah didn't think the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers would lead to war

That's the kind of statement that ought to make Israel and the US feel better about their course of action in prosecuting the GWOT harshly as opposed to taking UN brokered ceasfires. Condi, please take notes... Sometimes war is the answer.

BEIRUT - The leader of Hezbollah, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, has said in a television interview that he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers had he known that it would lead to such a war.

Guerrillas from Hezbollah, an Islamic militant group, killed three Israeli soldiers and seized two others in a cross-border raid on July 12, setting off 34 days of fighting that ended with a cease-fire on Aug. 14.

"We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude," Nasrallah told New TV of Lebanon in an interview that was aired Sunday. Asked if he would have ordered the operation if he had known on July 11 that it would lead to such a war, Nasrallah answered: "No, absolutely not."

To me that's an invitation to bombard the terrorists whenever they do something. Kidnap a soldier; bomb the hell out of them. Kidnap a journalist; bomb the hell out of them. Kidnap a puppy; bomb the hell out of them.

What have I been saying all along? The terrorist swine see negotiations as a victory against a passive, spineless enemy who doesn't have the gumption to see anything related to lethal force through to the end. The only language they understand is violence, and apparently Israel's 34 days of violence made an impression on Nasrallah.

Good work Israel.