Monday, August 14, 2006

Robert Fisk: As the 6am ceasefire takes effect... the real war begins

The real war in Lebanon begins today. The world may believe - and Israel may believe - that the UN ceasefire due to come into effect at 6am today will mark the beginning of the end of the latest dirty war in Lebanon after up to 1,000 Lebanese civilians and more than 30 Israeli civilians have been killed. But the reality is quite different and will suffer no such self-delusion: the Israeli army, reeling under the Hizbollah's onslaught of the past 24 hours, is now facing the harshest guerrilla war in its history. And it is a war they may well lose.

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Robert Fisk: One of the most balanced writers on the Middle East, doesn't mind throwing blame in the right direction or an all sides regardless of politics.


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