While I was watching a report on TV today about the Lebanese Industry in Lebanon, about the financial loss and how long it will take to fix it and to recover and rebuild Lebanon, they said that there were more than 30 factories in Lebanon that were destroyed due to the Israeli air-strikes and attacks on Lebanon since July 12, 2006.
So I wondered, if Israel was merely targeting Hezbollah militants, if all their goal was to finish Hezbollah or at least make them retreat to the back by 20KM from the Lebanese-Israeli borders, then what were they thinking when they bombed factories? What were they thinking when they bombed military bases in Jamhour? What were they thinking when they bombed a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance vehicle? What were they thinking when they bombed international ambulance vehicles arriving to Lebanon to offer aid? What were they thinking?
It is so upsetting to watch TV! They said it will take 6 months to 1 year to rebuild small to medium bridges, and from 1 to 2 years to rebuild the large bridges, the sight of all the tourists fleeing from Lebanon.
When I wacthed tourists leave Lebanon on TV the 2nd and 3rd day of war, I said to myself: "Why are they leaving, this is not a war, something like that happened before, and immediately a solution was found! Israel is not going to bomb all Lebanon! Why would there be a war in Lebanon, we're through with war, that was 16 years ago, come on, war? in Lebanon?"
I didn't believe it was a war, as a matter of fact, I kept packing, because I was leaving to Lebanon on July 15.
Funny... how naive was I! I really thought no more war will happen in Lebanon, and even if a war does happen, I thought: "no body in the world would let it go on".
Boy, was I wrong.