Page 2 Israel Vs. Middle East
For many years now, Lebanon has been a puppet of Syria. The Lebanese people don't like it. They don't like the fact that Hezbollah uses their country as a staging point in its war against Israel. But they cannot throw Syria and Hezbollah out.
I believe in peace as well. I just realize that peace doesn't come by proclamation. Until some there are some serious changes in the World, and in people in general, the only place you will find "peace" (the kind that comes without significant struggle) is in the cemetery.
Israel wants peace. But the only peace that Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan will accept is the peace of the grave - the Jewish grave. So, those countries continue to use their puppets - Palestinians, Hamas, and Hezbollah - to try to force that sort of peace upon the world.
Having served on the edges of the fire in 1991, I am certainly not cavalier about war, including nuclear war. But having watched the Arab world seek the total destruction of Israel for many years, I recognize what it will take to make them stop.
And it certainly isn't appeasement.