Israel appears to diligently be going through the textbook motions of securing their intended expansion of cramped lebensraum, a spoil of war granted Israel per secret agreement with the U.S. as remuneration for coincidently securing a loose flank against one particular avenue of Iranian retaliation come the pending U.S. onslaught against Iran.
The violence Israel is leveraging against civilians and their infrastructure south of the Litani (and it is overwhelmingly the civilian targets bearing the brunt of Israel's warfare) is as classic a psyop as it is brutal.
By instigating among civilians quite rational fears of being collateralized through systematic targetting mistakes, choking food, water, and fuel supplies, denying civilian casualties access to time critical medical assistance, and the deployment of quite unambiguous Get out of Dodge leaflet bombardment, Israel is sending a message only vaguely subextualized - Leave or Die. There is no future for you here.
Now, that's how you get rid of pesky tenant's when you have condo windfall on your mind.
Soon all that will be needed is the deployment of a pliable multinational force well inside of Lebanon. The Israelis have already assuaged our fears that they don't want a heavy contingency of their own troops there to seal the undeclared deal - though I suspect the expression of such admirable reticence has more to do with offsetting costs and ascertaining some legitimacy in this landgrab rather than abstaining from deep running covetous desires.
The Israeli military has denied permission for aid groups to move food and medicine to besieged villages in southern Lebanon for two days, the Red Cross said Monday.
Without guarantees of safe passage, the Red Cross has been unable to move supplies beyond the port city of Tyre to towns and villages south of the Litani River, where thousands of people are believed trapped, said Richard Huguenin, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The Litani runs roughly parallel to the Lebanese-Israeli border, about 20 miles to the north. The area between it and the border has been the site of the heaviest Israeli bombardment and ground fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas.
"It is now a question of the humanitarian consequences of what is looking like a blockade," Huguenin told The Associated Press in Tyre.
-Excerpt Of An Article By Kathy Gannon AP Writer, Newsvine