Remembering Israel’s attack on Hezbollah in June 2006

Why am I remembering Israel’s attack on Hezbollah in June 2006? Because it now looks like the recent attack on the Mahdi Army in Basra may be just as much an embarrassment. The Mahdi Army, “still in the process of retraining and reorganisation,” has inflicted a defeat that has U.S. authorities scapegoating Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a “miscalculation” that couldn’t have occurred without U.S. involvement.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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