Sunday, August 13, 2006

Will the killing and destruction continue?

A cease fire in the Middle East is supposed to happen soon. It would be wonderful if the mass murder and destruction came to an end but the prospects don't look good.

Israel's army chief, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, said Israeli ground forces had tripled in size just before the fighting is supposed to stop. That means Israel has about 30,000 soldiers inside Lebanon.

This big expansion of Israel troop strength prompted Hezbollah's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, to declare the fight far from over.

"Today nothing has changed and it appears tomorrow nothing will change," Nasrallah said. He said Hezbollah would abide by the cease-fire resolution but continue fighting as long as Israeli troops remained in Lebanon, calling it "our natural right."

The future does not look good.