What with Gibson and Haq doing their things, the Israel-Lebanon War has taken some unexpected turns:
- Israel's IDF reviewed and revised its analysis of the Qana "massacre," revealing that it found slim to none evidence of Katyushas emanating from or around the destroyed building during the twenty four hours before the bombing.
- Israel quickly recovered from its defeatist viewpoint after Qana when its citizens revealed to their politically dismayed Olmert that they wanted to win this war, prompting ther IDF to stage an operation in Lebanon near Syria that it claims resulted in the deaths of over 20 Hezbollah agents and the abduction of three. As stated on the Cooper 360 show, such a revelation [if confirmed] would be a great boost to Israeli morale.
- The UNICEF charter was extended another month, CAIR attacked someone, the U.S. finally found evidence of WMDs in Iraq, and Castro's bro is taking over the family business.
- A Shia from Hezbollah-controlled Southern Lebanon wrote a letter to the editor of a leftist daily paper in Berlin:
I lived until 2002 in a small southern village near Mardshajund that is inhabited by a majority of Shias like me. After Israel left Lebanon, it did not take long for Hezbollah to have its say in other towns. Received as successful resistance fighters and armed to the teeth, they stored rockets in bunkers in our town as well. The social work of the Party of God consisted in building a school and a residence over these bunkers! A local sheikh explained to me laughing that the Jews would lose in any event because the rockets would either be fired at them or if they attacked the rockets depots, they would be condemned by world opinion on account of the dead civilians. These people do not care about the Lebanese population, they use them as shields, and, once dead, as propaganda. As long as they continue existing there, there will be no tranquility and peace. - Dr. Mounir Herzallah, Berlin-Wedding