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January 08, 2009

Rocket Attacks In Northern Israel

This could get out of hand very quickly.

A Hezbollah minister in Lebanon's Cabinet is denying any involvement by the militant group in the firing of rockets from Lebanon into Israel.

At least three rockets were fired, and Israel responded with a few artillery shells into Lebanon, which borders the country to the north. The exchange threatened to open a second front as Israel continues its offensive against the militant group Hamas on its southern border, in the Gaza Strip.

Two people were lightly injured, and the rockets that exploded in Israel's north raised the specter of renewed hostilities with Hezbollah, just 2 1/2 years after Israel battled the guerrilla group to a 34-day stalemate. Hezbollah started the 2006 war as Israel was battling Palestinian militants in Gaza.

No group claimed responsibility and Lebanon's government, wary of conflict, quickly condemned the rocket fire.

I'm sure the UN will spring into action as a result of this latest attack, as soon as they find a way to blame Israel for it.


Thanks to Dave in Texas for the heads up.

Good Background [ace]: Not on the Hezballah attacks, but on the current struggle in Gaza.

To be honest, it's one of those pieces I'm embarrassed about recommending because it explained basic stuff I really should have known before but didn't. (Which things? I don't want to say. Admitting ignorance about basic matters would, um, undermine my blogger authority.)

So without getting into precisely which facts I was wholly ignorant of, let me just recommend it.

Better yet, let me pretend I knew all of this, and just recommend it for you morons, who probably don't know as much as a big-time professional blogger.

But then, who does? Who could? I'm part of the media 'n shit. We know everything. It's our job.



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