Has Hezbollah Folded?
Hezbollah politicians have agreed in principle with the Saniora government to an international military force to occupy Lebanon and, more importantly, to disarm the "guerillas" that touched off the war:
Hezbollah politicians, while expressing reservations, have joined their critics in the government in agreeing to a peace package that includes strengthening an international force in south Lebanon and disarming the guerrillas, the government said. The agreement — reached after a heated six-hour Cabinet meeting — was the first time that Hezbollah has signed onto a proposal for ending the crisis that includes the deploying of international forces.The package falls short of American and Israeli demands in that it calls for an immediate cease-fire before working out details of a force and includes other conditions.
And this from ColdWarrior:
Even Islam recognizes that calling for a cease fire/truce is not the earmark of a winner...
We, the US, the West, have failed to recognize this basic tenet, going back to Korea. Perhaps a bit of unconditional surrender should be at the heart of everythnig we do regarding militant Islam? This play acting with truces, and cease fires, and such, over the decades has accomplished what? It has merely strengthened the resolve of militant Islam to press onward, knowing that the West has no stomach for war, for sacrifice and we have a vocal press/media that reinforces this notion, constantly.
Hezzbollah wants an end to hostilities? Sure. When the last Hezzbollah fighter looks skyward aasking Allah "Where in the hell did that F-16 come from???"Come at Hezzbollah, and Syria, and Iran, and all other forms of militant Islam with the steady message....NO truces...NO cease fires...NOTHING until militant Islam is disarmed...disarmed by themselves or by us.
Once this is accepted as a fact of life, militant Islam will be less willing to engage in this sort of garbage, and Moslems may finally see a time when they themselves are no longer held hostage to every wannabe Mahdi that comes down the pike, be it bin Ladin, or Nasrallah, or Ahmadinejad....
We'll trade with you, we'll invest with you, we'll help educate your kids...but fire one shot, set off one bomb, attack one American interest anywhere, and all bets are off. Police yourselves, or we will police you ourselves.
That, my friends, is what needs to be at the root of ALL our diplomatic efforts across the globe.
Posted by: coldwarrior415 at July 28, 2006 10:00 PM