Daily Archives: 15 August 2006

20060815 World Watch Focus: A Ceasefire with No Peace

On 14 August 2006, Israel implemented a UN brokered ceasefire with Hezbollah, effectively bringing an end to more than an month of continuous combat between that nation and its terrorist adversary. In doing so, Israel conceded defeat to Hezbollah and, perhaps more importantly, to its state sponsors Iran and Syria. This defeat marks a turning point in the ongoing conflict between the rest of the world and fundamentalist Islam as Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and other fundamentalist Islamic actors now realize that localized asymmetric warfare can paralyze and politically defeat sovereign nations. Such a defeat represents the opening of the next chapter of the ongoing war between fundamentalist Islam and the rest of the world. Continue reading

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