War in the mid-east swelled to a white hot cinder last month with Israel invasion of Lebanon. After a month of wonton (my apologies to our Asian brother) bombing of infrastructure, civilians and attack of opposition leadership, the Israeli army withdrew from its attack.
Its clear Israel chose to withdraw. It appeared to have opposition, but all this can not be confirmed from my information system. Its only clear that the mass media no longer reports Israel strikes.
So what else has the media been laying on my mind with this mid-east turmoil? EU peace keepers are on there way. I was thinking that Israel would be taking the position here, but apparently the crusaders will in the name of peace. A fragile peace, a peace to be kept by armies: how ironic and impossible, but that's the news. Yes this peace hangs by a thread and everyone has an army about it.
So why do I smell more blood in the wind? First off there seems to be a trend here since the 2000 presidential election, 911, Afghanistan, Iraq invasion, Darfur: take your pick; but the marines are not being taken for a picnic. EU armies are not going to Lebanon for rebuilding of Lebanon. No news yet on the rebuilding of Lebanon, only on how bad Iran and Hezbollah are to us The EU force will be a crusade to clean an imperial clock. Actually two or three clocks come to my mind.
The first clock will be cleaned by Israeli forces. It will destroy Syria's infrastructure and decapitate its leadership. The EU force will hold down Lebanese retaliation, and secure Israelis border. Israel will likely leap frog Lebanon to further secure the Syrian Iraq border by invasion and consider seizing Lebanon and put its population in concentration camps as was done the Palestinians. Of course all in the name of peace and security this will be done.
The next clock to be cleaned will be that of Iran.. It will sit and watch the destruction of Syria. It sat and watched the destruction of Lebanon so why not Syria? Iran will be surrounded. It could be bombed for a decade into submission. It could be invaded by US force or left in turmoil with its infrastructure destroyed with its leadership too. The unavailability of oil will enrich those who have oil.
What is unclear here is the war fighting capability of Lebanon, Syria and Iran. What is clear is that the civilian populations have paid a big price and will continue to do so.