Ralph Kinney Bennett från TCS har skrivit bra artikel om hur Hizbollah avsiktligen gömmer sig bland civila för att orsaka så många civilas död som möjligt:
Maybe, as this terrible business in Lebanon unfolds, we’ll finally get it:
Guerrillas like to hide behind civilians.
Muslim guerrillas take it a step further: ”Civilians” are a weapon to them — as much a part of the fight as the AK-47 or RPG they carry.
Those who have visited any Hezbollah installation in Lebanon over the years always remark on the fact that there are families, women and children, in and around the place. ”Secret” bases are usually hidden in plain site. Houses or apartment buildings become weapons storage or even operations centers. An innocent shed or garage may contain a Toyota or a missile launcher.
Seldom, if ever, has a guerrilla movement been able to so openly and exquisitely weave itself into the fabric of a society as Hezbollah has done in Lebanon.
If the civilians in and around what are in effect operational bases happen to be of Hezbollah’s own brand of Islam they automatically become a part of the ”sacrificial,” suicidal equation. Often without choice or foreknowledge, they die an ”honorable” death in the battle against infidels or apostates.
Trots detta gör Israel allt vad de kan för att minimera de civila dödsoffren i Libanon, även om det innebär att kriget blir utdraget, vilket medför att fler och fler oskyldiga israeler kommer att dödas:
Suffice it to say the Israeli bombing operations are not indiscriminate. The targets, even those in downtown Beirut, are from painstakingly prepared lists compiled over years of watching the Hezbollah military buildup. The IDF is making often sacrificial efforts to pinpoint known Hezbollah installations and use precision guided weapons. They are making mistakes, yes, and they are probably victims from time to time of Hezbollah efforts to purposely mislead them into bombing completely innocent buildings.
Bennett konstaterar, helt riktigt, att ansvaret för de oskyldiga offren i denna konflikt, ligger hos Hizbollah:
However, these mangled bodies and wailing women with arms outstretched do provide an immense propaganda payoff, especially in the Western ”crusader” media — which still places a quaint value on human life . . . Meanwhile, the headlines are filled with the shedding of blood, some innocent, some not so obviously innocent. But all the blood of this terrible struggle is on the hands of Hezbollah. As they have grown tactically and operationally wise in their hatred, they have shown more fully their utter disregard for human life. They have calculated the bloody effect of what they and their mentors in Tehran and Damascus have started.
Om bara fler av våra politiker kunde inse detta, då skulle de kanske sluta kräva omoralisk ”återhållsamhet” av Israel.