To quote Hussein Massaw, (rest his soul in hell) the Hezbollah engineer of the suicide attack that killed 241 U.S. Marines and 58 French paratroopers in Beirut in 1983: "We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you." The muslim jihadists don't want to kill us because they have been deprived of freedom. They want to kill us because they believe their religion tells them that is what they are required to do. It is why they continue to try to kill us even when they live in very comfortable democratic circumstances such as Los Angeles and Detroit. Freedom is not a cure for what ails them.
Let us review a brief history of the "freedom fighters" of Hezbollah:
They perpetrated the 1983 bombings in Beirut that killed 241 US servicemen, 63 U.S. Embassy personnel and 58 French paratroopers. The 1984 torture-murder of CIA station chief in Lebanon William Buckley. The 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and the torture-murder of Navy diver Robert Stethem. The 1988 torture-murder of Col. William Higgins. The bombings of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992, killing 29, the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in 1994, killing 96, and the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996, killing 19 U.S. servicemen.
In spite of the nonsensical utterings of the U.N. secretary general and our own Dhimmicrat Senator Christopher Dodd, how is Israel supposed to "proportionally" respond to an enemy that hides missiles in houses that are inhabited by civilians? A war crime. And how is Israel supposed to "proportionally" respond to an enemy that volleys missiles laced with ball bearings against Israel’s civilian population? Again a war crime.
In fact just about everything Hezbollah and Hamas do is a war crime.
But few will say it is a war crime, and that Hezbollah and Hamas are war criminals.
The citizens of Lebanon are painfully learning the lessons of failing to form a sovereign state. Sovereignty requires that Lebanon maintain a monopoly on the use of force within its territory. By allowing Hezbollah to establish a terrorist state within its borders it has not done so; consequently, the claims of sovereignty ring hollow. There are really only two plausible explanations: either Lebanon is allowing Hezbollah’s attacks; in which case they’re a belligerent or they’re unable to stop Hezbollah in which case they’re not sovereign.
Any agreement entered into by Israel as a result of "negotiations" which allows the jihadists' military capabilities to survive is a suicide pact.