How the Arab world sees the Israel-Hezbollah war


Watching LinkTV's Mosaic news reports from the Middle East has been a fascinating and frightening look into the perspectives of the Arab countries in the war torn region. A few things seem to be very consistent in these reports:

1) Israel is as an aggressor who is committing war crimes and carrying out massacres on Lebanesse civilians and using cluster bombs and other illegal weapons in residential areas. Couple that with a constant flow of graphic footage of injured or killed civilians.

2) The US and primarily the neo-cons want to "drown the region in chaos… [and] want to manufacture a new Middle East, using the model of the sectarian war taking place in Iraq."

This conflict is widely thought and reported to be just an extension of the U.S. policy ("aggression") in Iraq and people believe that Israel is just carrying out a neo-con plan to dominate the Middle East.

This clip below, from Abu Dhabi TV, is an edifying example of what the Arab world is seeing.

While these viewpoints can be argued, put yourself in their shoes. Given the bloody chaos in Iraq and the fact that your city is being destroyed by bombs, your loved ones are dying, and all you hear is the repetition of the belief that the U.S. is just trying to escalate the war and dominate your country, how would you respond? What would you think? What would you do?

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