It is a sad day when I am forced to agree with the likes of Rush Limbaugh... I was listening to his radio show, not by design but because my dad also listens to the Devil Rays games on that station and he didn't want to change the channel...
Rush... or whoever was standing in for Rush... it didn't sound like Rush... was talking about the Southern Lebanon issues, the issue about Lieberman loosing his primary, and the general state of politics going down the toilet in this country right now.
He read a letter-to-the-editor from a Berlin, Germany newspaper written by a doctor who left southern Lebanon in 2002. He said that he was a Shi'ite Muslim and that he hates Hezbollah. Hezbollah is actually to blame for *all* of this (which some of us already knew). He said he witnessed first hand in his village that Hezbollah in 2001 (or there about - after the Israelis pulled out in 2000, but before he left in 2002) built a bunker for their weapons and bombs and then built a school and a residence on top of it. In this way, they figured they could not loose. Hezbollah could either bomb and kill Israelis with those weapons *or* if the Israelis bombed the bunker, Hezbollah would still win because the International Community would condemn Israel for the resulting civilian deaths. The doctor went on to say in his letter that Hezbollah really *does not* care about the Lebanese people or their lives. They use them as human shields in their terrorist activity, and once they are dead, they use them as propaganda to further their extremist terrorist cause and gain sympathy from moderates and liberals alike. He goes on to say that Hezbollah does not mind killing other Muslims because their view is that *any* Muslim who dies as part of their jihad, whether an attacker or a victim, will go to Paradise as a martyr and it is G-d's will that they die, so they don't view it as a bad thing. You cannot reason with people who think like this anymore than you can reason with a turnip.
FYI: Prior to 9/11, Hezbollah had killed more US citizens than any other terrorist organization in the history of the world. In 1983, the US Armed Forces stationed in Lebanon as part of an international peace keeping force lost over 200 men and women to Hezbollah attacks on the soldiers. That was only one of the many attacks Hezbollah has carried out against the United States and the rest of the world. They are not, in any measure, to be trusted or believed. Hezbollah will not stop until Israel is destroyed and Lebanon is under their complete control or they themselves are all dead or incarcerated. They *are* being backed by Iranian money and have been so funded for many, many years.