Israel & Lebanon: Truce? Cease Fire? The Winner? The Loser?
We've not a lot left to say about the latest Israel and Lebanon debacle; not at this particular point in time.
So today we'll settle for passing just the following three personal opinions.
1./ Israel's originally stated objective at the outset of all that's recently happened, was the location and repatriation of two missing IDF soldiers.
Therefore, in our eyes the mighty Israeli military machine simply couldn't cut it -- with or without big brother Bush's and little cousin Blair's varied & various brands of 'backing'.
2./ The last time we looked, there was [as usual] only one clear and undisputed winner in all this chaos -- the US Military Industrial Complex -- or rather the relatively small and select band of mega-rich, major stockholding bandits.
But then what's new?
3./ It's as well that neither This Old Brit nor Richard have ever been betting men. Since the way we see something else soon set to hit the headlines in Israel [and elsewhere], it's no more than a toss-up as to who will survive the longest.
Ariel Sharon, in this life's mortal coil -- or Ehud Olmert, in his present premiership position.
Either way, to be brutally honest and fearlessly frank, along with many others -- we could not care less.