8.19.2006

2007: The "Gazafication" of South Lebanon

(2007, Beirut) The Gazafication of Southern Lebanon seems complete now at the one-year mark of the opening of the "Israeli-Syrihezran War." The failure of the United Nations "robust force" and the complete infiltration of the Lebanese Army has turned a once-tranquil part of Lebanon into a stark warhole more reminiscent of the Gaza Strip. Frequent Israeli raids into territory outside of their "anti-terror posts" on a strip of strategic land along the Bekaa have yet to break Hezbollah. But Israel -- and its American ally -- see no other choice but to persist in the policy of "active containment" while the current Iranian nuclear situation ripens.