Friday, May 16, 2008

Hezbollah destroys Lebanon but nobody seems to care

Contrast Hizbollah's destruction of Lebanon with Israel's attack in 2006, when the world was outraged and Labour MPs urged the hastening of Tony Blair's departure.

This time there is barely a murmur of protest. No one seems particularly concerned that Sunnis and Shiites are killing each other. Dean Godson provides an explanation in The Times:

So why does Hezbollah's putsch of 2008 not excite stern criticism - as did Israel's invasion of 2006? It's simple: many “progressives” hate Israeli and Western policy far more than they love Lebanon.