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Thursday, July 27, 2006

The forgotten hostages

Another former Israeli military figure speaks.

' According to retired Israeli army Col. Gal Luft, the goal of the campaign is to "create a rift between the Lebanese population and Hezbollah supporters." The message to Lebanon's elite, he said, is this: "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."
I'm sure the families of the kidnapped Israeli troops are really happy to hear that kind of thing. I mean if you've lost your loved ones you'd expect your government to do their utmost to secure their return. Not use it as an excuse to hold 3.8 million Lebanese to ransom.

Source: Juan Cole at Informed Comment

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