Here's a development that isn't much of a surprise. My feelings are that both parties just need to pull out NOW and get over their problems, even though I know that won't happen.
Of even more interest to me is how Europe, particularly France, and the official Lebanese gov't are dragging their asses on getting more troops in to manage the cease fire. In my opinion, they should get in there with an immediate 2,000 or so troops.
I also believe that Lebanon should send in its troops no matter what, and only commit them under this cease-fire. That seems to be an abdication of their responsibility to the entire Lebanese population by saying "Hezbollah's got it under control, let's just look like we're the master of the situation."
I read that topic's last pages. When I read them, I saw nothing of the cease-fire incursion. I felt it was less than a cardinal sin. Sorry to offend.
Anyway, upon reading that there are alreday 2,000 or so troops already there, I will amend my statement to 2,500 more troops. The present 2,000 troops don't seem to be very effective at holding off any raids as demonstrated.