By Worldbulletin staff
Norman Gary Finkelstein, an American political scientist and author, said in an interview on Lebanese local Future TV , there is going to be a new war against Hezbollah in Lebanon because US and Israel will not allow any military resistance to their control of the region.
Finkelstein said, "Israel and US are attacking because they will not allow any military resistance to their control of the region. That is the problem. If Hezbollah laid down its arms, and said: "We will do whatever Americans say", you would not have a war, that is the truth. But you would be also the slaves of the Americans. I have to respect those who refuse to be slaves."
Replying the question whether the war could be avoided, Finkelstein stressed, " No, it could not have been avoided. There is no way that the US and Israel are going to tolerate any resistance in the Arab world. If you want to pretend it can be avoided, you can play that game, but serious, clear-headed people knew there was going to be a war sooner or later. Do you think there was not another war? Do you think Israel is going to allow that defeat in july 2006? Do you want to pretend it is Hezbollah that is causing the trouble? The destruction will probably be ten times worse, may be even more than july 2006, because Israel is determined with the US to put the Arabs in their place and keep them in their place. Now how can I not respect those who say no to that?"