Lebanese Political Journal gives the view from inside. You have to feel for its contributors. They are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Too bad both the rock and the hard place have firepower.
Here's a sample:
A Rant. As I've said, what does Israel realistically hope to accomplish?
I'm serious in asking this question. If Israel isn't wrong right now, when will the US, the international community, the rest of the world, and Israelis ever admit that Israel does horribly atrocious things?
This is hyperbole. I know there are many Israelis who question their government, etc., etc., so on and so forth.
Most of the Israelis seem to say, "We don't want civilians killed, but we think that what our government is doing is good. It is decreasing the power of Hezbollah." Well, that government is killing civilians and increasing Hezbollah's power. Never before has Hezbollah experienced the amount of support it has after the Qana massacre. Not even during Israel's occupation.
The Lebanese government is powerless. The Lebanese people are powerless (quite literally, in fact).
Don't try and tell me that the Lebanese government was powerless before. Oh, yes, it was weak. But powerless? Definitely not. If it was powerless before, then what is it now? A black hole?
Israel is asking Lebanese to turn against Hezbollah. You know, we were already against Hezbollah. Anybody who's read a Lebanese newspaper in the last two years would know that. We were even more vocal in our opposition to Hezbollah during the first two days of the conflict. Many Hezbollah supporters considered turning against their party then.
No one is talking like that any more.
Hezbollah has already declared that it's won this battle. In fact, it has. Because Israel is not going to stick around to clean up the damage. Hezbollah comes out of this more powerful than ever before.