Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Who speaks for whom

The crux of the problem, for Israel and peace-seekers around the world, is that Hassan Nasrallah and Fouad Siniora are now in agreement (more or less) about what needs to happen in southern Lebanon. Jerusalem Post:
I support the deployment of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in southern Lebanon and the boosting of the existing UNIFIL forces, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a recorded televised address broadcast on the group's al-Manar network on Wednesday night.
Also note this from CNN:
Hours later, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah appeared on Al-Manar television to accuse the Israeli military of war crimes and to say that the Israeli offensive has yet to diminish Hezbollah's military capability.
Siniora in today's Washington Post:
For all this carnage and death, and on behalf of all Lebanese, we demand an international inquiry into Israel's criminal actions in Lebanon and insist that Israel pay compensation for its wanton destruction.

Israel seems to think that its attacks will sow discord among the Lebanese. This will never happen. Israel should know that the Lebanese people will remain steadfast and united in the face of this latest Israeli aggression -- its seventh invasion -- just as they were during nearly two decades of brutal occupation. The people's will to resist grows ever stronger with each village demolished and each massacre committed.


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