Hizbullah is threatening to "chop off the hands of the Israelis" if Israel tries to stop additional pumping of water from the Wazzani River, a source of the Snir (Hatzbani) River, which in turn flows into the Jordan river. They’re just trying to jump on the wagon and are probably delighted for another excuse to get at Israel. Sharon has called this planned diversion of the River waters a casus belli. The Lebanese Prime Minister has complained to the U.S. that Lebanon doesn’t appreciate being threatened. I wonder why they (the Lebanese) got into this (besides needing the water). They surely didn’t think it would go smoothly. I wonder where this is going.
Thursday, September 12, 2002