There is no “cause” that excuses genocide, deliberate targeting of women or children and using them as human shields. Only Muslim bigots could find in their religion smug justification for such vicious barbarity. Yet, as a result of treacherous Hezbollah atrocities, The Star is probably correct in telling us that “The war has made Hassan Nasrallah even more popular in the Arab world” (8/3, A-1). This fact says all you need to know about the twisted values and intolerant habits still dominant in that medieval society.
In The Star’s Aug. 3 headline, Hassan Nassrallah was extolled as a hero. Start a war and destroy your country, hide behind civilians, build an arsenal of 15,000 rockets to shoot off at population centers, spend a $100 million on armaments while the population suffers… Not my definition of hero!