Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hezbollah and WMD? 

Just heard a report From Shepard Smith of Fox speculating that Syria supplied Hezbollah with chemical weapons, and that Hezbollah will use those weapons if Israel crosses the border in strength. The internet is filled with speculation on this issue, but no definitive information.

I hope Fox's speculation is wrong. If the Party of Allah uses WMDs, then Israel would have to retaliate with overwhelming force against those who supplied the WMDs, or those they beleived supplied them - in this case Syria and/or Iran. It is not beyond the realm of possiblity that the overwhelming force Israel would use in response would include its own deployment of WMDs. This is one gene that must be kept in the bottle, the question is how?