The decision by the Lebanese government to shut down a private telephone network operated by the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah was an act of war and Hezbollah would defend itself, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, said on Thursday. ... “This decision was a declaration of war and the start of war on the resistance and its weapons,” Mr. Nasrallah said, speaking via satellite at a news conference convened by Hezbollah in the southern suburbs of Beirut.Hizballah did in Lebanon what jihadists try to do EVERYWHERE - in Gaza (successfully, so far...), in Iraq (unsuccessfully - due to the Sunni Awakening and The Surge), and even in parts of Europe (like in the Parisian banlieues): they aim to set up an enclave under sharia and then to defend it with "martial law" and warfare if necessary. This is what they mean when they vow to "restore the caliphate" and to subjugate the infidels under dhimmitude.
“Our response to this decision is that whoever declares or starts a war, be it a brother or a father, then it is our right to defend ourselves and our existence,” he said.
... For 17 months, Lebanon has struggled through a political standoff between the Hezbollah-led opposition which is supported by Iran and Syria and the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who is backed by the West and Saudi Arabia. The impasse has left the country without a president since November.
This is why "radical islam" can't be allowed to get a toe-hold ANYWHERE.
We can cut them off sooner - when they are small in number and weak, or later - when they are armed and dangerous.
Waiting only makes the price we pay dearer.
LET'S GET IT ON!
Sound bellicose? Makes me a "warmonger"?
YEAH SURE: that's what they said about WS Churchill in the 1930's.
We can fight back now at a high cost, or later at a horrifically high cost.
And yes, I mean Iran. If we wait and they get a nuke, then the world will pay a horrifically high price.
Or surrender and live in dhimmitude.
If you don't think you'd mind living under an Ahmadinejad or Nasrallah, then you should vote for the appeasers, the Democrats.
Appeasement is nothing more than surrendering a little bit at a time.
Or as Churchill said: appeasement is like feeding the other guy to the crocodile in the hope that he'll eat you last.
LET'S KILL THE CROCODILE.
BEFORE THE WORLD BECOMES LIKE LEBANON.