Thursday, August 10, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Israel Government Appoves Expanding Lebanon Offensive

Just when you thought the ongoing conflict between Hezbollah and Israel couldn't get any more "offensive", it now appears that the Israeli government has given itself the green light to escalate the hostilities, by pushing around 30,000 more ground troops into the Lebanon in an attempt to occupy the southern region, until an "international deterrent force" is put in place.

To be honest, the more I hear about Israel's plan for having some sort of "international force" (that's not even the United Nations) inside of Lebanon, without first agreeing to a ceasefire; the less I think of it as a "deterrent" for violence in the region, rather than a "detterent" for the international community to want to get involved in the region.

Now I'm no expert, but it would seem to me that sending an international peacekeeping force into an active warzone is an extremely BAD idea, due to the obvious risk that your country could end up getting pulled into the conflict. Instead, I think the Israeli government should just go ahead and invite the entire world to get actively involved in their war, because that is what would end up happening if an "international force" was put into Lebanon without a ceasefire being in effect.

Think of it as a casting call for the third World War.

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