This is pre-meditated terrorism, designed to shock and awe the new democracy in Lebanon, as Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni confessed to Newsweek
- Do you worry that Israel's military operation will strengthen the political wing of Hizbullah?
The real message to the Lebanese is that Hizbullah is a burden.
- "If you want your air conditioning to work and if you want to be able to fly to Paris for shopping, you must pull your head out of the sand and take action toward shutting down Hezbollah-land."
Regarding democracy, Livni seems to believe any democractically elected government needs to seek her godly approval
- Democratic elections brought Hamas to power in Gaza and won Hizbullah one third of the Parliament in Lebanon. Does democracy in the region serve Israel's interests?
I believe in democracy ... not only in terms of elections. I believe that those who participate in elections should be only those who believe in democratic values. Terrorist organizations should be banned.
P.S. I have great respect for the Israeli people. I just do not think it has the right strategy to achieve its goals in this event, as I commented before. -- will elaborate about my reasoning later.
Here are 2 sides of the argument for your own judgment:
1) Five Myths That Sanction Israel's War Crimes
2) Empty ethical arguments