An article published today on washingtonpost.com titled ‘History Revisited in Lebanon Fighting‘ about the dramatically sad events in Lebanon describes clearly the counter-productive and just itself engendering production of enemies which is deduces its logic from the cruel scenerio of the former war without any insight or understanding:
Eventually, increasing numbers gave up and fled to Beirut. These families, most of them Shiite Muslims, took up residence in what was then undeveloped land between southern Beirut and the international airport — and now is the teeming Shiite suburb known as the Dahiya.
Its exploding young population, sons of those chased from southern homes, became the base of a new radical organization born several years later. Inspired by the 1979 Iranian revolution, it eventually took the name Hezbollah, or Party of God.