Investor's Business Daily: “Let Israel Finish It”
The same investors that are finishing US (and the world) off using interest, plant closures, and other weapons of economic destruction, are egging Israel on to finish off Lebanon. And if they had it their way, they wouldn't stop there.
Many of the most troubled places in recent decades -- whether it's the Indo-Pakistan border, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Horn of Africa, Central America or any number of other war-torn regions around the world -- have seen repeated "cease-fires," often supervised or approved by the United Nations.Last I heard, 80% or more of the Lebanese population support Hizbullah. I guess that means they advocate mass genocide.
Usually, they accomplish little or nothing. Both sides use the timeout to regroup, rearm and go right back at it. Almost always, the cease-fire is broken by the sound of guns. Nothing's been solved.
The same is true now in southern Lebanon. Israel has been provoked beyond all reason by repeated rocket attacks, border incursions [LIARS!] and kidnappings by Hezbollah and Hamas. To halt its self-defense against terrorism with a cease-fire would be national suicide -- and a major defeat for the West in its global war on terrorism.
As such, cease-fire talk seems dangerous right now.* * *
The European Union's 25 foreign ministers met Tuesday in emergency session in Brussels and passed a resolution seeking an "immediate cessation of hostilities," followed by a "sustainable cease-fire" that would be policed by a multinational peacekeeping force.
We hate to admit it, but we hesitate to embrace anything emerging from the EU these days, given the recent wave of anti-Semitism that has swept the continent. The EU can't even bring itself to call Hezbollah a terrorist group. How can we expect it to have any moral clarity at all on other issues? The answer is, we can't.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice clarified the U.S. position on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday, saying that while the U.S. "is working for a cease-fire" in Lebanon, it also wants "an end to the hostilities that will not allow a return to the status quo ante."
To us, that latter bit of diplomatese means one thing, and one thing only: Hezbollah must be destroyed. It should be official U.S. policy not to stop Israel until that is accomplished.
Leaving Hezbollah intact would only enhance its prestige, leading to the spread of terrorism and the likely end of Lebanon's "Cedar Revolution." It would also let Iran and Syria -- Hezbollah's sponsors -- know that they can literally get away with murder.I wonder who owns and operates Investor's Business Daily.
We have to let Israel do the job, and help it do it. Cease-fire? There's too much at stake for that now.
The world is being led to its destruction by international financiers.