For 20 yrs. Lebanon has been begging the Israelis
to get the hell out
of their country and quit using U.S. weapons to kill innocent people.
Israel finally agreed. One little problem though.
Their pull-out is conditioned on Lebanon being able to stop Muslim
Fundamentalist from staging cross border raids against Israel.
Israel knows that this will never happen until it signs
an agreement to give the Golan Heights back to Syria.
Syria dominates Lebanon by having 35,000 heavily armed soldiers
in the country. They also train and supply the terrorists who
are used as an excuse by Israel to invade Lebanon.
Lebanon's govt. and society are still recovering
from a U.S./Israeli
inspired civil war that devastated the country and left it's military
unable to cope w/ the thousands of well armed civilians
who fought in the civil war.
It's Prime Minister, Rafiq Hariri, is a billionaire,
land developer from Saudi Arabia, who took power in 1992.
Israel wants a guarantee that the Muslim terrorists will be disarmed,
but Syria and Lebanon refuse to it,
because UN Resolution
425 calls for an unconditional Israeli withdrawal.
A low level war has been going on in south Lebanon
since 1978 when Israel invaded to pursue 'terrorists'.