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Hizbollah, the United States and the Context Behind Israel's Offensive on Lebanon
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Monday Jul 17th, 2006 7:34 AM
As Israeli warplanes continue to bomb Lebanon and Hizbollah fires rockets into northern Israel we get context on the crisis with two analysts: As'ad AbuKhalil, a Lebanese professor of political science at California State University and Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.
* As'ad AbuKhalil, professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. He runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service."

* Chris Hedges, journalist and author. He was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and is currently a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. He is the author of "War is a Force Which Gives Us Meaning". Read Hedges' article, "Mutually Assured Destruction in the Middle East"