August 18, 2006

Hezbollah is Clearly the Winner

According to the former CIA official who ran the US covert war in Afghanistan from 1986 - 1989,"Where it counts, Hezbollah is clearly the winner," Milt Bearden says. "For Israel ... not winning is losing. And for an irregular force like Hezbollah, not losing is winning."

The corporate media won't admit that the July-August 2006 war was a US-Israeli war on Hezbollah. George Bush has admitted it, Seymour Hersh has detailed it [1] and the fact the US resupplied Isreal with fuel, precision munitions and cluster bombs proves it beyond any doubt. Accordingly, the World now knows that the US also lost this 33-day war with Hezbollah.

Richard Armitage, who served as Deputy Secretary of State in Bush’s first term—and who, said that, “If the most dominant military force in the region—the Israel Defense Forces—can’t pacify a country like Lebanon, with a population of four million, you should think carefully about taking that template to Iran, with strategic depth and a population of seventy million.” “The only thing that the bombing has achieved so far is to unite the population against the Israelis” and the US.

This isn't really news. In the March-April 2006 issue of Mother Jones magazine, James K. Galbraith makes a profound observation. He says, "Bush and Cheney have done more than bungle a war and damage the Army. They have destroyed the foundation of the post-Cold War world security system, which was the accepted authority of American military power. That reputation is now gone." He goes on to note our alliances are now vulnerable, saying, "As these paper tigers start to blow in the wind, so too will America's economic security."


[1] Seymour Hersh, New Yorker August 2006, "Watching Lebanon"
EXCERPT: “The Israelis told us it would be a cheap war with many benefits,” a U.S. government consultant with close ties to Israel said. “Why oppose it? We’ll be able to hunt down and bomb missiles, tunnels, and bunkers from the air. It would be a demo for Iran.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you read B. Morris' most recent book?