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Everyone in the Arab world is convinced that Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah won a great victory over the Zionist entity. Nasrallah is being hailed as the new Nasser and the new Sallah e-din.

That may well be the case. Israel counts about 150 casualties. Lebanon claims over a thousand (the numbers vary from day to day, and are slowly creeping upward). Lebanon claims that 15,000 houses were destroyed, including a significant chunk of the Dahyeh area of Beirut. It is only a small victory, since most of Beirut is still there, and Israeli troops only reached the Litani river. Next time Hezbollah will grant Lebanon an even greater victory for certain.

In a recent interview, however, Lebanese PM Fuad Seniora is quoted as saying:


"I don't believe it can happen again. I don't think Hizbullah is in the same position where it was before the war, and won't be able to repeat what it did. It learned the lesson from what happened.



What a killjoy! He doesn't want another famous victory!* I wonder why.

I wonder if Seniora is acquinted with these lines of English poetry:


For many thousand bodies here
Lay rotting in the sun;
But things like that, you know, must be
After a famous victory



Truly, Nasrallah is greater than Nasser. Nasser suffered a defeat, and was dumb enough to admit it was a defeat. Compared to the Lebanese Hezbollah debacle, Nasser's defeat was like the victory of the prophet Muhamed over the Jews at Khaibar, since Israel did not touch hardly any Egyptian towns in 1967 and didn't bomb Cairo. Yet Nasrallah is such a genius of propaganda, that he can turn this disaster into a great victory, and inflame the imagination of the Arab masses. After the victory in Beirut, what next? Onward to Damascus and Tehran of course.

The tragedy of course, is that Seniora is powerless to stop the Hezbollah from perpetrating another famous victory on Lebanon, and the world community seems to be unwilling to do so as well.

Ami Isseroff

* The reference of course, is to this poem:

The Battle of Blenheim

by Robert Southey

It was a summer evening;
Old Kaspar’s work was done,
And he before his cottage door
Was sitting in the sun;
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild Wilhelmine.

She saw her brother Peterkin
Roll something large and round,
Which he beside the rivulet
In playing there had found.
He came to ask what he had found,
That was so large, and smooth, and round.

Old Kaspar took it from the boy,
Who stood expectant by;
And then the old man shook his head,
And with a natural sigh,
“‘Tis some poor fellow’s skull,” said he,
“Who fell in the great victory.

“I find them in the garden,
For there’s many here about;
And often, when I go to plow,
The plowshare turns them out;
For many thousand men,” said he,
“Were slain in that great victory.”

“Now tell us what ‘twas all about,”
Young Peterkin, he cries;
And little Wilhelmine looks up
With wonder-waiting eyes;
“Now tell us all about the war,
And what they fought each other for.”

“It was the English,” Kaspar cried,
“Who put the French to rout;
But what they fought each other for,
I could not well make out;
But everybody said,” quoth he,
“That ‘twas a famous victory.

“My father lived at Blenheim then,
Yon little stream hard by;
They burnt his dwelling to the ground,
And he was forced to fly;
So with his wife and child he fled,
Nor had he where to rest his head.

“With fire and sword the country round
Was wasted far and wide,
And many a childing mother then,
And new-born baby, died;
But things like that, you know, must be
At every famous victory.

“They say it was a shocking sight
After the field was won;
For many thousand bodies here
Lay rotting in the sun;
But things like that, you know, must be
After a famous victory.


“Great praise the Duke of Marlboro’ won,
And our good Prince Eugene.”
“Why, ‘twas a very wicked thing!”
Said little Wilhelmine.
“Nay, nay, my little girl,” quoth he;
“It was a famous victory.

“And everybody praised the Duke
Who this great fight did win.”
“But what good came of it at last?”
Quoth little Peterkin.
“Why, that I cannot tell,” said he;
“But ‘twas a famous victory.”


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Hezbollah weapons:M16,M136 AT4, Light Missiles, Young Boys that defend their home, ...

israel weapons:Merkava Tank(1,2,3,4),F16 & F22 !!!,Stupid soldiers from usa,netherland,poland, ... ,and many complicated weapons ...

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WHO WINS????

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