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hizbollah

Good commentary on hizbollah from a Palestinian-American:

It is easy to hate Israel for this, since it is the outside aggressor. But the more serious criminals who are responsible for this are the leaders which, knowing full well the violence that will befall the people and knowing full well that the military power to support them is nonexistent, continue to escalate violence and refuse diplomacy. Offensive violence is a useless tool and false hope for both the Palestinians and the other Arab countries–it does nothing more, at this point, than satisfy selfish urges that stem from a legitimate desire and necessity for dignity, freedom, and independence. The problem is that we are addressing legitimate concerns with illegitimate and ineffective tools, and changes need to be made to this strategy for both moral and practical reasons.