July War: Shock Therapy

“Lebanon’s devastation was apparently designed to teach both Hizbullah and the country’s wider public a lesson.” Real Goals of the July War, Jonathan Cook”remaking people: shocking them into obedience””immediately after a crisis [politicians] should push through all the painful policies at once before people can regain their footing”

Israelis believing that “Arabs only understand the language of force” Norman Finkelstein

the only thing the Arab understands is the heavy hand.Butcher Harris

Were Israel and the US using the Shock Doctrine on Lebanon as “the birth pangs” to mold a new Middle East? If Israels campaign had been more “successful” would the “painful policy” have been the disarmament of Hezbollah? Was the shock treatment still successful in their plans as Lebanon remains divided?


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