Friday, August 18, 2006

Here is an article from the Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2006 about Hezbollah's growing strategic threat to Israel. In retrospect, it makes for a fascinating read, provides some insight into Israel's thought process, and also examines some possible courses of action Israel could have taken. However, it is important to note the lack of actual conflict between Hezbollah and Israel--some mainstream media has portrayed Hezbollah as engaging in missile fire at Israel before the recent conflict, which is clearly not the case.
Also to note is that the article is probably at least a little pro-Israel, and may be exaggerating Hezbollah's willingness to attack Israel (it neglects to mention Hezbollah's non-military roles in Lebanon).
Information about the situation in Lebanon before the recent conflict is much harder to find nowadays, but I think the article does a good job of telling at least part of the story.


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