A Cease-Fire Now Will Benefit Hizballah

[Wall Street Journal] Jed Babbin - A cease-fire would protect both Hizballah and the nations that support it - Syria and Iran - as well as the Lebanese that have accepted the terrorist organization as a legitimate part of their government. A cease-fire would allow Hizballah to rebuild its power base and enable it to resume its attacks whenever Damascus and Tehran desired. For Israel, a UN force would create no security whatever against future attacks. In Lebanon the UN flag and the Hizballah flag fly side-by-side and the UN presence serves as a shield against Israeli strikes against the terrorists. If we pressure the Israelis to call a halt to action prematurely, the lesson will be that there is no penalty for supporting, succoring, and ordering terrorists to do their work.

2006-07-19 01:00:00

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