Thursday, May 29, 2014

History of Lebanon in the Washington Post

"Israel invaded Lebanon repeatedly, including in 1982 in an offensive that initially was meant to drive PLO fighters from southern Lebanon.

The war turned into a drawn-out military occupation of parts of the south, where Israel carved out a “security zone” meant to serve as a buffer against cross-border attacks by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia."  So Israel invaded Lebanon and occupied the country where Hizbullah did not exist.  But according to the Post, Israel "carved" a security zone to defend against Hizbullah attacks? This is like saying that the Nazi regime occupied France to defend Germany from the French resistance.