Wednesday, August 16, 2006

US$7 billion

That's the estimated cost of rebuilding Lebanon's roads, bridges, ports, airports, phone system and power plants, after Israel trashed them in its vile collective punishment against the Lebanese people. Remember, this is stuff belonging not to Hizbollah, but to a peopel and government Israel strenuously denied it was waging war on.

So, will Israel be paying reparations?


Nah, but all the US needs to do is stop keeping Israel in a state of welfare debendency for a couple of weeks and the money saved should easily cover those costs.

May even be a cure for the disfunctional family unit that is Israel right now. Who knows?

Posted by Anonymous : 8/16/2006 03:11:00 PM

I assume you will be also expecting Hizbullah to be contributing to the overall cost of an estimated NIS 23 billion that the war has cost Israel, after their vile collective punishment of Israeli citizens. Remember, a lot of that is not military costs, but damages to the lives of people who did not ask for this war, do not care for Hizbullah but just suffered from their doctrine of hatred.

Then again, I guess you won't.

Posted by Anonymous : 8/16/2006 05:36:00 PM

Just imagine what the cost - financial, social, political has been for Lebanon to hosting 400,000 Palestinians whose homeland is Israel and for whom Isreal contributes nothing.

Israel expects Lebanon to "control" the Palestinians - if just one of them throws a rocket at Galilee (which is where the Palestinians come from) then Isreal will destroy all of Lebanon.

That is why this will all soon revert to total chaos because there is no way that Lebanese government, representing 18 communities, can "control" the Shiia or "control" the Palestinian refugees - not without help: The help that is needed is Israel's help to rehouse the Palestinians in Israel and let the SHiia have their prisoners back, to give the detailed maps of the mines throughout their region etc. But Israel is a racist state that is created at the express expense of the Palestianians that are living in camps in surrounding countries and the Racist State is incapable of dealing in peace with its neighbours - in fact Israel has always been in Opposition to all its neighbours.

Posted by Anonymous : 8/16/2006 09:21:00 PM