Sunday, August 27, 2006

Holding Breath - Turning Blue

Nasrallah: Contacts underway for possible prisoner swap
Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed in the first post-war interview on Sunday that contacts were being held to bring about a prisoner swap between Israel and Hizbullah.
It doesn't surprise me that the leader of the terrorist group considers the two kidnapped Israeli soldiers as prisoners. Israel has prisoners that have broken the law, Hezbollah kidnaps two men, and they expect to get tit for tat?
Nasrallah claimed that Hizbullah would not have kidnapped the two IDF soldiers had he known that Israel's response would be so intense.
I suppose Israel was suppose to roll over and play dead. I'm quite glad they didn't.
Nasrallah estimated that there would not be a second round of hostilities with Israel.
At least not for the next 15 minutes. These sorts aren't going to stop until Israel is destroyed.
The first stage of the agreement would be the release of the two soldiers kidnapped by Hizbullah last month, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, the report said. The next stage, the sources said, would be Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a day or two after the soldiers are returned. According to the newspaper, the same high-ranking Egyptian sources also said that a similar exchange would soon be agreed upon for Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped in Gaza during a cross-border raid.
Yet, Israel is still being blamed for the whole Lebanon mess, even though Nasrallah admits to the kidnapping of the two soldiers.