Just want to note this war between Israel and Lebanon that has been going on for about a week now. Will have to read more about it soon.
At first, I’m not too interested in the story since I’m not very familiar with any of them, except for Israel which brings back grade school and high school religion classes. But hearing about the possible effect – say, skyrocketing gas prices – that this war can have on the rest of the world, I think I need to know more about it.
UPDATE: I found this CNN report. Apparently, Hezbollah, which is considered to be a terrorist organization, has taken two Israel soldiers. And since then, Israel in its attempt to free the captured soldiers, has attacked the Beirut where the stronghold of the Hezbollah group is located. The group then attacked Israeli warships. And in response, Israel sent with airstrikes.
The Lebanese government claims that they have no idea of Hezbollah’s plans (and yet, they tolerate the presence and influence of the group in their own government.) The group is also backed by Syria and, guess what, Iran.
It’s also interesting to note that the US is not playing a major role in it. For now, at least. They just have ships on stand-by just in case they need to pull out American citizens in or near the affected areas. Kung sa bagay, the US already have its hands full with Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. I’m not sure they can still afford to get involved in this war.
Then again, with its cowboy mentality, the US is probably whipping up a plan that would get them involved, without being too involved. We’ll what happens in the following days.